MoMA Goes to Finnish-ing School

Chefs Luoto and Bound

MoMA’s second-floor restaurant, Café 2, has teamed up with the Finnish consulate to debut a series of Scandinavian lunches inspired by the school lunches of Finland — the first country to mandate free lunch for students — as an addendum to their ongoing exhibit "Century of the Child," which looks at the correlation between childhood and modern design through 100 years of toys, books, school uniforms, pop culture, and food.

Each weekday (excluding Tuesdays) from now until Oct. 12, Café 2 will host one table of guests to join the curators of the exhibit, Café 2 chef Lynn Bound, and Finnish chef Petteri Luoto for a light lunch featuring dishes like salmon soup, pickled cucumber salad, and whipped lingonberry pudding.

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In addition to the private luncheon, guests will get to discuss the exhibit with the curators to gain perspective into what a project of that scale entails. The meal is a relative bargain, with tickets priced at $20 for the meal plus museum admission. Want to eat like a Finnish schoolchild? Head to to purchase tickets.