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The Modernism Museum’s March Dine and Learn will be an incredibly engaging session led by former teacher and art expert, Herve Le Guilloux.

With Renaissance Gastronomy. A passage between The Middle Ages and the Modern era, Mr. Le Guilloux will discuss the development and refinement of European cuisine from the 14th to 17th centuries.  Learn what shaped the diets of the era, as related through art, narratives and literature of the times. 

When did diet books first commonly appear? What might Leonardo da Vinci have eaten; what did his kitchen look like? What are the roots of the Italian cuisine we enjoy today? How were westernized table manners adopted and refined? Learn these, and other fun, fascinating fine points of the origins of current day gastronomy.  

From the educated classes and nobility, to the peasants and farmers - eating and the attainment of food in the Middle Ages evolved through cultural mores, and scientific and medical beliefs. Hear the interesting history of gastronomic practices and terminology, and how they evolved to define the social hierarchy of a culture. 

Price for this Dine and Learn session is $35, and includes a three-course dinner (Wednesday) or Luncheon (Thursday).

Dinner - Wednesday, March 6 at 6:30 at 1921 Mount Dora

Seating is Limited. Reserve by calling the museum at 352-385-0034.

(Painting: Joachim Beuckelaer, Fish Market)