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Supper With Shakespeare

Residents March 1, 2013
Ongoing now thru Sunday, March 31, 2013
Tudor Room (325) and Gallery 332
Free Exhibition

Famed Food Historian to Visit the MIA "Supper with Shakespeare: The Evolution of English Banqueting"

Feast your eyes on period culinary delights handcrafted by Ivan Day. The guest curator and world-renowned English culinary historian will create a full banquet in the Tudor Room, the museum's first period room. Related programs include "Supper with Shakespeare," a free public lecture by Day at 11 a.m. on Thursday, December 13, sponsored by the Friends of the Institute; a private, Tudor-inspired feast; and Tudor Keg Party, on Thursday, January 31, 6 to 9 p.m., an opportunity to wet your whistle with Tudor-style ale brewed by Summit in honor of the MIA exhibition.  

Ivan Day is best known for his museum exhibitions of re-created historic table settings and is considered to be one of the foremost authorities in this field. Having started collecting antiquarian cookery books and culinary utensils when he was only 13, Day now has 40 years' experience of both cooking and making replicas of period food. He will re-create an intimate banquet, as the dessert course was known in 17th-century England, especially for the MIA's Tudor Room. Day will make artificial historic foods for display in the MIA's Tudor Room during the holidays, present a free public lecture at 11 a.m. on Thursday, December 13, and co-host a private dinner featuring some of his favorite authentic recipes.

See a short YouTube video of Ivan Day here: