Dining on the Future of Protein

One of the most enduring and resonant themes in the realm of food and eating is that of protein.

In this inaugural Future Market dinner series, we take you on a journey through the past, present and what we speculate will be the future of protein consumption.

Each course is an edible exploration of the cultural, nutritional, and environmental zeitgeist around the future of protein. From the wild roaming protein sources of the 1800s to the next frontier of protein from insects and plants, we will give you a full experience of where our food system has been and where it’s going.

Spanning three centuries – from our ancestors to our great-grandchildren – you will be part of a thought-provoking, multisensory journey featuring protein sources such as traditional wild and farmed animals, the emerging range of insects and algae, as well as a discussion of the innovation in engineered proteins, designed to minimize environmental impact while still delivering the eating experience we all love. 

This dinner will be held at the Museum of Food and Drink (MOFAD) Lab in Brooklyn, NY, one of the best venues in the world to explore the culture, history, science, production, and commerce of food and drink.

It’s all delicious, and designed to feed your mind as well as your body.

Join Us

June 28 – 7:00 PM
Museum of Food and Drink Lab
Brooklyn, NY
$125 / pp

The Future of Protein Dinner

Plant, Animal, Insect | Past, Present, Future

The Menu-Story Arc

– Course-Era #1 –
The Industrial Revolution – The Year 1850
“Wild Proteins” / When meat ran wild and free.

– Course-Era #2 –
The Green Revolution – The Year 1950
“The Industrial Protein Complex” / When more food was good food.

– Course-Era #3 –
Today, In Transition – The Year 2020
“Sustainable Hedonism” / Reimagining the Steakhouse

– Course-Era #4 –
Family Meal of the Future – The Year 2035
“Eating Insects: The New Normal” / Comfort food, reimagined

– Course-Era #5 – 
The Promise of Endless Protein – The Year 2065
“Feeding 10 Billion People” / The next frontier of protein production and consumption

** Menu includes beverage pairings and interstitial small plates **


Note: Reservations are first come, first serve with no refunds or cancellations once reserved. We cannot accommodate substitutions to the menu and there is no vegetarian option available. Please notify us of any serious food allergies and we will do our best to accommodate, but may not be able to make an appropriate substitution.

If you have questions, please email info@thefuturemarket.com.