Taste Bud Time Warp: Florent Takes You Back to 1985, Mess Hall to 1945

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Time to indulge some culinary nostalgia! First, Florent Morellet has said that he won’t bother with a Florent 2.0, but you’ll have one last chance to try his food at the world premiere of Florent: Queen of the Meat Market. To the original lineup, the New York City Food Film Festival has added a June 24 event at the Altman Building, wherein Florent will serve original menu items to complement the documentary’s screening. $75 tickets are on sale here. Meanwhile, another feast offers you the opportunity to travel back still further in time.

On Wednesday, June 30, NYC Marines’ Mess Night returns! While last year’s boisterous black-tie affair re-created a mess attended by Winston Churchill in 1920, this one will hearken back to a 1945 dinner at the Waldorf Astoria honoring Dwight D. Eisenhower and celebrating the end of World War II. At the dinner, Sara Jenkins of Porchetta will receive the Eagle Globe and Anchor Award for feeding the troops, and chefs from Smith & Wollensky, P.J. Clarke’s, the Waldorf, and Benjamin Steakhouse will dust off lobster Thermidor and other dishes. Tickets are $750 per person (you can buy them here), and you’ll be forced to give even more to charity if you violate rules against chewing gum, swearing, and discussing politics or religion.