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Epic Titanic Dinner

April 2012

Fredericksburg, VA. A 100th anniversary, 13 courses, 10 guests, 3 servants, 1 chef and a whole lot of 1st Class fun! It was everything I dreamed it would be, maybe even more. I can now cross off "a grand costumed Edwardian multi-course meal" from my bucket list. It wasn’t perfect by any means; we definitely had our shares of snafus, mistakes, unfortunate events and kitchen disasters but considering we aren’t professionals, we didn't have a staff of 15 and life happens really it couldn’t have gone any better.

I achieved what I started out to do – cook a meal that did some justice to the great Edwardian obsession with food and extravagance, create an atmosphere that set the mood for my guests and give all involved a chance to learn about a fascinating period of history first hand. Icing on the cake was really enjoying the process, that everyone looked amazing and the time I got to spend with dear friends.

Probably my biggest regret is the photos & videos that weren’t taken but in the case of my staff they were too busy serving (in more than one sense!), my guests were seemed to be too busy enjoying the experience (both of which I’m grateful for and take as a compliment) and I just plain forgot with everything that was going on. So I’m bummed about some of the gaps but oh well!

 

Photo Listing:

{The Dinner & Absinthe Afterparty}
{The Downstairs}
{The Menu}
my photos & my favorites from others

  • Isabella | photos | (flicker)
  • Katherine | photos | (flicker)
  • Kat | photos | (flickr)
  • Casey | photos | (photobucket)
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    And for more on the pretty frocks, here are their blog posts:

  • Nicole (Diary of a Mantua Maker)
  • Katherine (Koshka's Fashionable Past)
  • Gwendolyn (Idlewild Illustré)
  • Casey (Elegant Musings)
  • Aubry (A Fractured Fairytale)
  • A Few Favorite Photos:

       

       

       

     

     

     

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