Join culinary historian Lavada Nahon on this interactive history tour of the Ten Broeck Mansion. Using a seasonally appropriate menu for the early years of our new nation, and the wealth and position of the Ten Broeck family, we will explore what would have been involved in preparing a dinner for this prominent Albany family and their guests. Beginning downstairs in the kitchen, the workspace of Susannah, the enslaved (and later freed) cook, Ms. Nahon will lead discussion centered on what it took to go from the written menu to dinner actually being on the table. Be a part of an exciting conversation as you journey upstairs to the dining room, where other conversations happened around fine food and drinks, and consider just what that would have all been about. Through it all experience the possibilities and nuisances of life in early 19th century Albany. Learn more about Lavada and her work on her website.
"Ten Broeck Table" is a part of the ACHA's "Appetite for History", a year-long look at the culinary culture of Albany County from 1790 to today.
February 8th, 6:30pm at the Ten Broeck Mansion
$20 per person, $15 for ACHA members