MOFAD — The Museum of Food & Drink

Dave Arnold, food-writer, inventor and founder of the Food Technology Department at the French Culinary Institute in NYC has teamed up with former lawyer Peter Kim to create a museum dedicated to the idea that history, science and the culture of food and drink need a home. Museum Trustees include Ben Leventhal, founder of Eater & Resy, the restaurant reservation app, and Patrick Martins, the Founder of Slow Food USA.

Started with a Kickstarter campaign that raised over $100,000., MOFAD opened a design studio and gallery space in 5,000 square feet in Williamsburg, Brooklyn just over a year ago. Short term goal: create food-centric exhibits and host an array of public programs including cooking classes, tastings, workshops, science demos and discussions. Long term goal: full scale museum to educate, inspire, connect, preserve, and create solutions to contemporary food issues.

Corporate sponsors include Infiniti, Brooklyn Brewery and Haagan-Dazs as well as an impressive roster of participating chefs.

Current exhibit: Chow: “Making the Chinese American Restaurant” celebrates the birth and evolution of Chinese American restaurants, tracing their nearly 170-year history and sparking conversation about food culture, immigration, and what it means to be American.

They have volunteers and there are many points of entry. A museum never tasted so good!

Friday, Saturday and Sunday from Noon to 6 PM
 Tickets include unlimited fortune cookies and a complimentary tasting.

Adults (18+): $14

Reduced (students, seniors, low-income): $10

Youth (6–17): $7

Children (5 and under)

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