MOFAD Lab is the exhibit design studio of the Museum of Food and Drink
Friday to Sunday, 12–6 PM
62 Bayard Street, Brooklyn, NY
Chow celebrates the birth and evolution of Chinese American restaurants, tracing their nearly 170-year history and sparking conversation around immigration, cultural identity, and what it means to be American. Discover how Chinese Americans persevered despite racism and exclusionary laws, and created one of America's most beloved cuisines.
Chow features chef-designed tastings and a stunning collection of historical menus.
KNIGHTS OF THE RAJ NYC
On show July 20 through august 5
Knights of the Raj NYC captures the struggles and stories behind the people who brought curry to New York City restaurants, and invites visitors to experience South Asian flavors while absorbing the deeply personal narratives that led Bengali migrants to New York.
Look past the bright lights in a recreated Curry Hill restaurant. Hear the deeply personal narratives of the Bengali migrants who cook and serve your curry. Learn about Bangladeshi culinary techniques, and enjoy a three-course tasting menu of traditional recipes donated by chefs and home cooks in the local community.
From the artist curator, Mohammed Ali:
In an increasingly polarized society, I'm seeking new ways to connect people. Food breaks down barriers. We often take for granted how migrant communities' foods enhance the cuisine of entire nations. We may have tasted dishes from around the world, but how much do we really know about the people who serve us?
Limited capacity and limited engagement!
Knights of the Raj NYC will be on show at MOFAD from July 20 through August 5 with timed entries from 6:30 to 9:30 pm. Tickets include a three-course tasting menu of Bangladeshi food at the MOFAD culinary studio. Opening weekend (July 20-22) will include traditional Bangladeshi music.
Menu for July 20-22: Aloo Chaat (meat and vegetarian option available), Prawn and Pumpkin Curry, and Mishti Doi. Please note that Halal options will be available and non-alcoholic beverages will be served.