Leading historians and culinary experts take you back in time to the lives and tastes of the world’s most interesting people. Food provided at these events may include kosher and non-kosher items.
In 1495, Leonardo da Vinci began work in Milan on what would become one of history’s most influential and beloved works of art—The Last Supper.
At this fun, varied 2 ½ hour program (2 pm–4:30 pm), Italian Renaissance specialist Jane Tylus talks about Leonardo’s Milan; then, acclaimed writer Ross King, author of Leonardo and the Last Supper, tells the story behind this remarkable painting. To cap off the afternoon, you’ll join fellow attendees and speakers for a special reception and enjoy wine and historically accurate food as Leonardo might have, selected and prepared by 92YTribeca Executive Chef Russell Moss.
Ticket & Reception: from $58.
Pine nut butter cookies
Coffee and tea
Tile fish with lemon, butter and orange
Roasted mushroom crustini
Bread salad with parmesan cheese mint, thyme and parsley
Blackberries and honey
Ross King is the author of Leonardo and the Last Supper, Brunelleschi’s Dome, Michelangelo and the Pope’s Ceiling and other books.
A specialist in Italian Renaissance literature, Jane Tylus is a Professor in the Department of Italian Studies and Vice Provost for Academic Affairs at NYU. She has written and edited four volumes and also contributed articles to edited volumes and numerous scholarly journals, including Renaissance Quarterly, Italian Culture and Renaissance Drama.