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A Renaissance Dinner Party

"...what time to eat? Should the midday meal or evening meal be larger? Did you know that entire books were composed on this topic? Medieval theorists, and common custom through the Renaissance, favored the "prandium," or dinner, at ten or eleven in the morning, as the larger meal. Digestion,it was thought, is fortified by movement and the heat of the sun..


While we will not be chowing down on dinner at 10 or 11AM, you are asked to prepare a dish that would be enjoyed during the Renaissance era. I have pasted some links below for recpie ideas. Feel free to use any of them, or you can find your own. The only rule is that your dish must be something that a Renaissance man or woman would find at their table.


The first list is composed of authenic recpies that might be hard to decipher, and even more challenging to make. A special prize will be rewarded to anyone who is up for the challenege. If you think you can do it, let us know, and list the recipe that you will be preparing in the comment section below. No cheating and using an equivlent recpie allowed, we will know!

For this event you must be willing to prepare at least one Renaissance dish, a Renaissance cocktail or wine is optional as always. We will have some too!

If you really want to get into this theme you can show off some of your best Renaissance wear. There will also be prizes for people who dress the part. Let us know if you plan to in the comments section below, so I have enough to go around :-)

This is a potluck event so please bring your own dishes preppared. Finishing touches can be done at the apartment.

Since everyone will be bringing food a dish of 4-5 servings is more than enough.

I have a small 7lb hypo allergenic Yorkie Poo named Pepper, he is really sweet and loves people, but if you have an issue with dogs please refrain from RSVPing to this event.


The fine print:

Please pick out what you would like to cook and confirm that you can make this event on the night of Oct 12th. Let us know which dish you want to cook in your RSVP so we can avoid any repeats. Each cook may bring one non-cook to enjoy the meal!

Cancellations: Please be 100% committed to attending this event, and cancel 48 hours in advance. There is limited space and each member puts in a lot of time, effort, and planning into each of these events. Late cancellations affect the group as a whole. If you cancel with less than 48 hours notice, or are a no show you could be removed from the group. Additionally if you regularly RSVP yes to events to hold a spot and then cancel you will also be removed from the group.


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  • Michelle

    If we are short on dessert I will also have some cheese rolls. Also making a cider cocktail instead of the wine. Sounded yummier.

    October 9, 2013

  • Wayland

    Olive oil macaroni with assorted herbs & spices.
    And ale.

    October 4, 2013

  • Michelle

    I will make shepherds pie, and some Renaissance wine cocktail most likley.

    October 3, 2013

  • allan

    Mirause of Catelonia chicken recipe from the all-about-renaissance - faires website , and i will also bring a dessert

    September 29, 2013

  • heejin a.

    Mu first time to attend:-) thanks for hosting it:-)

    1 · September 26, 2013

  • Jen R.

    Aww, with the date change, I can't go :(

    September 19, 2013

  • Michelle

    Ok guys change the date one last time, sorry I forgot I am unavailble on the 5th hope you all can make the 12th!

    September 19, 2013

  • Jen R.

    What a great idea! I'm looking forward to it!

    September 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Amazing idea!!! I love the Renaissance theme. Unfortunately we have guests staying with us that week. :-(

    September 15, 2013

  • Wendy

    This sounds super-fun! Can we come in costume?

    September 5, 2013

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