Tickets, not refundable, are $50.00 per guest for all seats.
limited to 40 guests.
cameras / cell phones, please.
Lent, in medieval Europe, was observed as a period of fasting and
penitence in preparation for Easter, beginning on Ash Wednesday and lasting 40
days (excluding Sundays) until Easter, during which meat and dairy products were
not to be eaten. One
meal, in penance, was to be eaten late in the afternoon (early evening).
Many, especially those who did not live near the sea, or did not own
private fish ponds, grew tired of the
standard diet of dried salt herring.
The fourth Sunday in Lent, known as Mid-Lent Sunday, was sometimes
treated as a feast to brighten lagging spirits.
Skillful cooks found ways to follow the fasting rule without denying
pleasure to the palate.
Thus yeast dough was substituted for pastry with egg binders, almond milk
for meat stock in stews; food was fried in oil instead of fat, and fish, of
course, was substituted for flesh and fowl.
Thus, fine meat dishes were transformed into delicious Lenten
this spirit we have created for your enjoyment a ten-dish meal, with seafood,
vegetables and sweets, presented in our usual Banquet
Minstrels entertain with live music from medieval Europe.
(sweet & sour fish)
IN GALYNTYNE (a sauce with
(fig & almond pudding)
WINE - MUSTE (spiced juice)
IN POTAGE (cabbage & leek pottage)
DE BRYMLENT (cod & fruit
EN TENS DE NOIS (roast salmon
in hazelnut sauce)
(pears & pine nuts)
(honey wine) - MUSTE