Gilded Manners: How to Lay a High Society Table
January 24, 2014 at 1:00 pm and 2:30pm

The opulence of the Gilded Age was expressed through lavish dinner parties where elite New York hostesses put their social pedigrees on display. Join culinary historian Cathy Kaufman for a talk that explores the dining culture and etiquette of New York’s high society and a demonstration of how to lay a proper table, from finger bowls to fish forks.

Cosponsored by the Culinary Historians of New York and presented in conjunction with Gilded New York.
Table setting graciously provided by Party Rental Ltd.

Free with Museum admission. Each 40-minute talk/demonstration will take place in the Quinson Room on the Museum's 3rd Floor, the first from 1:00-1:40pm; the second (identical) from 2:30-3:10pm. As seating is limited and available only on a first-come, first-served basis, we recommend arriving in the Quinson Room at least 10 minutes in advance.

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