You are here

Venus in the Kitchen Valentine's Cocktail Party - Sips & Snacks from a 1950's Cookbook for Lovers

    02/11/2010 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

    Time Table presents a Valentine’s cocktail party featuring aphrodisiac food and drink from the 1952 book, Venus in the Kitchen: Or Love’s Cookery Book. Come single or with a sweetie and spend some time sampling love potions of the early 50’s. We can’t make any promises on the power of these wacky concoctions—but we can promise a good time. Feel free to dress the part, though modern-day attire is just fine. Tickets are $5 each and can be purchased at WORD or through our website here.

    (Book purchase not required but books will be available for sale.)

     With a menu like this, be sure not to miss it! See the full menu here.

    Fritters of Elderflower
    Marmalade of Orange and Red Carnations atop Shortbread Hearts
    Pistachio Cream
    Quince Jelly served with Swiss Cheese, Cubed

    An Aphrodisiac Drink
    Lovage, on the Rocks
    Shirley Temples (non-alcoholic)

    About Jessica Reed and Time Table: Jessica Reed is a Greenpoint-based artist, writer, and amateur culinary historian interested in the intersections between food, history, art, and culture. Time Table, her most recent project, invites guests to taste the past at small gatherings serving food and drink made from period recipes, and utilizing period serving pieces and decorative elements whenever possible. Her ambition is to bring people together with food as a means of connecting with our shared history.