Future Family Meal with Emilie Baltz and Alicia Walter

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FUTURE FAMILY MEAL: How can we reimagine our every day? We eat everyday - sometimes alone, sometimes together. As a solitary or collective act, a meal means more than caloric consumption. At its best, it is a symphony of emotions, forms and flavors, while at its worst, we leave with bitter taste and twisted bellies. The original dining service has origins in “Service à la française” (French, "service in the French style"). It is the practice of serving various dishes of a meal at the same time. In contrast to service à la russe ("service in the Russian style") in which dishes are brought sequentially and served individually, formal dinners from the Middle Ages to the 19th century were served à la française. This tradition trickled down all the way into less formal, contemporary restaurants, who embraced this style for its efficiency and conviviality, calling it “Family Style” meal. In the 1950’s the family meal morphed into the “buffet”, a similar style of service in which all of the food is available, at the correct temperature, but now served outside of the dining table.  Our Future Family Meal will develop a new version of the Family Meal, presenting a modern interpretation of this service tradition by reimagining the style of service, vessels and recipes for a new generation of Family.  Price per person $80