Saturday, 21 December 2013

Christmas Elizabethan Banquet

The ladies from the Mad Scrappers Club went to Lumley Castle on Wednesday night for their Christmas night out.  We dined in the Great Baronial Hall on a four course feast with wine, mead and entertainment by the Lords and Ladies of the Court of Lumley.

 
A photograph of some of the ladies enjoying their night out.
 
The menu consisted of Barons Brose (vegetable broth), Succulent Spare Ribs (pork ribs cooked in a red wine and herb sauce), Checkyn in Mead (chicken seasoned in honey and mace) with jacket potato and mixed salad and to finish a Christmas Pudding.  We had to eat either with our fingers or with the aid of a knife for the main course, with exception of the Christmas Pudding, for which we were given a spoon.  The broth was eaten by 'dunk 'n suck' method - dunk the bread and suck up the broth!  That is why everyone is wearing the latest in designer bibs!
 
The entertainment by the Lords and Ladies of the Court of Lumley got us all in the Christmas spirit.  Thank you to everyone who attended - a great night was had by all.

9 comments:

  1. Sounds like great fun. Any knights in shining armour?

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  2. Love the sound of that menu!! So glad you all had a fab night. Hugs Suzi x

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  3. Sounds like a really fun night out

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  4. I never saw any knights ionabunny but plenty of fun and laughs!

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  5. Great evening, good company and delicious food

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  6. Sounds brilliant. I was sorry that I couldn't go.

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