The Fraunces Tavern Museum has announced Winter Tavern Night with Lavada Nahon, set for Sunday, January 27 at 3:30 pm. The event will include authentic 18th century food tastings and a lecture on the history of early American cookery.
Throughout the Revolutionary War, the Continental army struggled to feed its troops. These years of hardship are often what comes to mind when we think of dining in the 18th century. However, this struggle was far from the reality experienced by many Patriot officers at home in the years following the war.
Culinary historian Lavada Nahon will explore the history of everyday dining of the early Republic, and answer questions such as: What did the members of the upper class have for dinner on an average day? How did their dining practices change after the Revolution? and what was happening in the kitchens of private homes in New York in the late 18th century? .
A tasting buffet of common 18th century dinner dishes will be paired with this talk.
Tickets must be purchased in advance. They are available online for $40 for museums members, and $45 for the general public.
The Fraunces Tavern Museum is located at 54 Pearl Street, New York.
Photo of Lavada Nahon provided.