Step back in time with dinner at the Geffrye Museum

geffrye museum diary event 2013

Events and catering company Funthyme has joined forces with Shoreditch’s Geffrye Museum to host a special evening that will take diners on a journey through British dining rooms of the past.

The Geffrye Museum is a museum that explores historic middle-class homes from 1600 to the present day. On Thursday 7 February, diners will step back in time to experience dishes from different periods, each eaten in a setting that evokes that era.

Guests will be welcomed with a historical cocktail before sitting down to the meal. Each dish on the five-course menu will be introduced by food historian Kate Colquhoun, author of Taste – The Story of Britain Through Its Cooking.

The menu is as follows:

Soused breast of veal (c.1615) Chilled and thinly sliced rolled breast of veal stuffed with sweet herbs and spices

Turnip soup (c.1725)
Beef consommé with caramelised turnips, enriched with bread

Sauté of sole with sauce à la reine (c.1809)
Pan-fried fillets of sole with mushrooms, parsley and shallot vinegar

Pork with prunes (c.1964)
Roast pork loin with prunes and ginger

Dead man's arm (c.1800)
Jam roly-poly

The event starts at 7pm on 7 February. Guests are welcome to bring their own alcohol to accompany the meal.

Tickets to the event cost £55, including a welcome drink. To book, call 020 7739 9893 or email