Eating Antiquity Supper Club – Colonial Dinner with Ben Franklin

March 23
6:30 - 9:30 pm
Eating Antiquity Supper Club – Colonial Dinner with Ben Franklin

Awbury Arboretum & Chef Claire Phelan’s Eating Antiquity Supperclub goes on the road!

March 23rd 6:30-9:30PM

Grumblethorpe | 5267 Germantown Ave.

PhilaLandmarks and Grumblethorpe are partnering with Awbury Arboretum on a series of programs starting with the Antiquity Supperclub!

Come sample five hearty and comforting courses in the cozy front room of Grumblethorpe, a Germantown house built by the Wister Family in 1744. Start the evening exploring the house museum’s downstairs with a tipple of wine in honor of John Wister, family patriarch and wine merchant. Then, meet fellow history enthusiasts over rousing toasts and lively conversation led by the the Wisters’ city neighbor – and our guest of honor, Benjamin Franklin!

~The Menu~

Mock Turtle Soup

Potted Venison on Martha Washington’s Bread, with Currant Jelly

Dressed Sallet

Chicken Dressed the French Way

Portugal Cakes

All dishes served were popular in Colonial America, just after the country gained Independence.


Chef Claire Phelan started throwing pop-up dinners for fun a few years ago, which developed into starting her own catering and private cooking service. While

Chef Claire’s current day job is cooking for a Penn sorority, her real love is connecting people through intimate themed events featuring healthy and inventive meals.

Chef Claire’s pop-ups have previously been featured on VICE, as well as neighborhood newspaper, Chestnut Hill Local. Check out Chef Claire’s website or join her Instagram following to see her food and events.


$65 per person

Header Background Image: Scull, N., Clarkson, M. & Biddle, M.,  Retrieved from the Library of Congress

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