Kimbell Art Museum presents Oysters and Champagne

Kimbell Art Museum presents Casanova: The Seduction of Europe
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Meredith Chilton, chief curator at the Gardiner Museum in Toronto, will present a lecture entitled Oysters and Champagne: Dining with Casanova. If Giacomo Casanova lived today, he would describe himself as a foodie. He confessed to being "extravagantly fond of good food," a pleasure he considered secondary only to his love of women; the two passions were often intrinsically linked. During his life, a revolution took place in the gardens, kitchens and dining tables, as dining became at once more sophisticated and yet more simple.

This lecture takes you on a gustatory journey from the elegant, intimate suppers organized by Casanova as a prelude to seduction to the austere table of Jean-Jacques Rousseau, who advocated a strikingly modern vegetarian diet. Along the way you will encounter rules for carving, new wares made of precious materials and Casanova's secret, carnal way of eating oysters.

Event Details

When

10.13.17 | 6:00 pm

Where

3333 Camp Bowie Blvd.
Fort Worth, TX 76107

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Ticket Info

Admission is free.