About this Event
The American Friends of Attingham happily announces details of our favorite Fall Benefit Lecture, our only fundraising event of the year.
Join us as we welcome Ivan Day, culinary historian, collector, and chef. Mr. Day will present, Dining Culture in the English Country House, 1600-1914, a talk which explores the evolution of dining rituals and spaces, their appointments and craftsmanship, as well as the preparatory spaces and skilled women and men associated with these ephemeral and theatrical creations. This delectable and visually lavish presentation will be a feast for the eyes, and it will be accompanied by historic libations and gustatory temptations!
Mr. Day is internationally renowned for his research on British and Western European culinary history, which draws from books, manuscripts, fine art and significantly decorative arts. He is equally celebrated for his meticulous re-creations of historic meals and table settings, vividly bringing interiors to life with rich colors, textures, and aromas from the past.
Tickets: Individual tickets are $115 per person for the lecture and reception before October 9. For guests ages 35 and under, we are offering a special rate of $55. The tax-deductible portion of regular tickets is $75.
We strongly encourage you to purchase tickets online via Eventbrite.. Alternatively, please RSVP by email to: [email protected] (or call 212-682-6840) and complete your payment online via our website.
Virtual Tickets: For those not able to join us at The Explorers Club, but who would like to view the lecture online via livestream or rent the recording, tickets are $40 per person. The recording will be available for a limited 10-day rental period following the lecture, release date TBD. Virtual Tickets are fully tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.
Sponsorship Opportunities: Lecture sponsors are essential to the success of AFA’s only annual fundraising event. For information on lecture sponsorships, which include a seated, private dinner following the event with Mr. Day, please contact [email protected] or call 212-682-6840. Those wishing to sponsor, but prefer to watch live via YouTube, will have access to a special "Virtual Sponsorship" price, of which the full amount is tax-deductible to the extend allowed by law.
American Friends of Attingham, 205 Lexington Avenue, Suite 1600, New York, NY 10016.
At Hutton-in-the-Forest, the Cumbrian home of Lord and Lady Inglewood, Day stands behind an 1880s ball supper dessert buffet made in 2006 for the six-part television series Hungry for the Past.
The kitchen at Paxton House, Berwickshire, designed in the 1750s by Scottish architects John and James Adam and reactivated by Day in 2005.
This centerpiece featuring colorful sugar parterres, sculpture, and a classical temple replicates that designed by the eighteenth century French cook and confectioner Menon, which first appeared in his 1749 illustrated confectionery manual La Science de Maitre d'Hotel Confiseur. Read more about Day's work as featured in the Getty Research Institute's seminal 2015 exhibition The Edible Monument: The Art of Food for Festivals and the original 1998 commission for the exhibition The Pleasures of the Table at Fairfax House, York, UK, on his blog.
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
Explorers Club, 46 East 70th Street, New York, United States
USD 0.00 to USD 115.00