Historical Aphrodisiacs with AVM Curiosities
12th Feb 2017 5pm - 6pm
at Queen of Hoxton
Forget strawberries and champagne, Valentine's Day 2017 involves a far more titillating taste of history. Inspired by themes of love and romance, The Queen of Hoxton Rooftop will play host to a seductive still life, where everything on the table was at one point or another considered an aphrodisiac.
Presented by food historian Tasha Marks, you’ll sip, sniff and taste your way through 2000 years of frisky foodstuffs, including an Anglo-Saxon aphrodisiac, which was traditionally presented to the bride on her wedding night.
From the innocent Apple, reminiscent of Adam and Eve, to Vanilla with its evocative sheath, the range of historical bounty will be plentiful - after all, the very act of eating is in itself a sensual act. Alongside a plethora of historically credited aphrodisiacs, there will be two limited edition nibbles reproduced from ancient sources, including the Kama Sutra's Sweet Potato Biscuits with Velvet Bean, which have proved interesting...
Find the full tasting menu here.
Time: 6pm - 7pm