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Food Through the Ages - The Geffrye Museum‏

The Geffrye Museum

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FOOD Through the Ages, a special evening combining historical food and interiors devised in partnership with Funthyme Dining and Events, will take place at The Geffrye Museum‏ on Thursday, October 16, 2014 between 7pm and 10pm.

Guests will step back in time to experience how previous generations dined set against the atmospheric backdrop of the museum.

After exploring the period rooms from 1600 to the present day, guests will be served up a feast spanning the centuries. The menu will feature an historical drink on arrival, canapés and a three-course meal.

Highlights include Fried Quail Egg and Bacon on Toast from the 16th century, and ‘Salmagundi’ – an exotic 17th-century salad of carved beetroot, cold chicken, anchovies, eggs, pearl onions, green beans, grapes, leaves and flowers.

Kate Colquhoun, food historian and author of Taste – The Story of Britain through its Cooking will introduce each course with intriguing stories and fascinating snippets.

Food Through the Ages is part of a year-long programme of special events to mark the centenary of the museum and the tri-centenary of its almshouse buildings.

Tickets: £50. Advance booking is essential: by phone on 020 7749 6024, by e-mailing, or online at Guests are asked to BYOB to accompany the meal.

Set in elegant 18th century buildings surrounded by gardens in Shoreditch, East London, The Geffrye Museum explores the home from 1600 to the present day, focusing on the living rooms of the urban middle classes in England, particularly London. A series of period rooms and gardens show how such homes have been used and furnished over time, reflecting changes in society and patterns of behavior, as well as style, fashion and taste.

Funthyme Dining & Events is a young and innovative food company specialising in conceptual events and private catering. Funthyme has worked with leading brands such as Diesel, Grazia and Red Bull on bespoke events and parties. It hosts and co-hosts a number of concept dining events and supperclubs such as Storythyme, Funthyme @ The Farm, The Unearthed Supperclub and The School of Life’s Utopian Feasts.

The Geffrye Museum, ‏ 136 Kingsland Road, Shoreditch, London, E2 8EA