From our organizers:
The first in our Dinners of the Past series with Edible History, this program will see diners travel across the medieval world as we map out the complex series of trade networks, known as the Silk Road, which moved precious spices from Southeast Asia to Europe. Each course will come from a different city along the Silk Road, such as Quanzhu, Calcutta, Baghdad, and Venice.
Victoria Flexner, founder of Edible History, will tell the story of the global trade networks that were already in place by the 12th Century, the spices and luxury goods that were traded along these routes, and the cultures that were connected and influenced by one another as a result.
Diners can expect period dishes from Executive Chef Jay Reifel like Samak Mashwi from Iraq, Mongolian Bear Stew (bear optional), and spiced Venetian pastries. Beer and wine included.
This program is part of our Dinners of the Past series.