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Winter Tavern Night

Join us for a cozy winter evening of authentic 18th century food tastings and a lecture on the history of early American cookery! Culinary historian Lavada Nahon will explore the history of everyday dining in the early Republic, accompanied by a tasting buffet of common 18th century dishes.


Museum Member $50
Public Ticket $55

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Lavada Nahon is a culinary historian and independent scholar. Her focus on the Mid-Atlantic area in the 17th-19th centuries began with a move to Brooklyn. She found herself fascinated by the unique cultural makeup of the early New York area, where the lives and cultures of the Dutch mixed with English, enslaved Africans, French, German, and Jewish cultures to create a vibrant foundation found nowhere else in colonial America. She has extensively studied history, culture, and geography to better understand the culinary traditions of the area once known as New Netherland.