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Tuesday, August 7, 5:30 p.m. courtyard reception, 6:00 p.m. talk
Otis House, 141 Cambridge Street, Boston, Mass.
Explore the history of drinking and dining in Victorian Boston on Tuesday evenings in August at Otis House. Come early for a reception in the courtyard.
Historian Jim O’Connell analyzes historic menus from the Parker House, Union Oyster House, Durgin-Park, Locke-Ober, Café Marliave, Jacob Wirth, and some long-forgotten eateries to explore how nineteenth-century Boston restaurants reflected Victorian culture. Topics include the influence of French and British cooking, ostentatious multi-course banquets, working-class oyster bars and eating houses, ladies’ tea rooms and ice cream parlors, and the emergence of ethnic eateries.
Cosponsored with the Victorian Society of America/New England Chapter.
$12 Historic New England and Victorian Society members
Advance tickets recommended. Please call 617-994-5920 or buy online. Victorian Society members must call to receive discount.