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A Roman Feast from The Classical Cookbook

To complement the current exhibition at the British Museum, the Great Court Restaurant has created a set menu designed to complete your day out. Inspired by the Life and Death of Pompeii and Herculaneum exhibition we collaborated with Andrew Dalby and Sally Grainger, the authors of The Classical Cookbook to create a set menu composed of classic Roman dishes.


Friday 17 May 2013 from 6.30– 8.30pm

Great Court Restaurant, British Museum

Join us for a three-course meal inspired by Roman cuisine from The Classical Cookbook by Andrew Dalby and Sally Grainger.

With its subtle mix of sweet and sour flavours, its fragrant herbs and exotic spices, pungent fish sauce and cheesecakes running with honey, the cuisine of the ancient Mediterranean is sure to whet the appetite of every modern gourmet. Enjoy authentic recipes, translated and adapted for modern dining. The authors will give a short introduction to the dishes, painting a vibrant picture of living, wining and dining in the ancient world.

The Classical Cookbook
by Andrew Dalby and Sally Grainger

“History to devour – a scrumptious book”
Lindsey Davis

“Written by a food historian who happens to be a classics scholar, with an archaeologist who happens to be a chef, The Classical Cookbook is a mouth-watering introduction to the food from Ancient Greece and Rome… It gives fascinating information about the two ancient societies and their eating habits.
The Good Book Guide

£35 pp, including glass of Prosecco on arrival.

The event is for bookings only. Reservations can be made via email at or telephone 02073238990.
(Credit card details will be requested in order to secure reservations.)

Category: History


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