Sunday, March 2, 2008

Salubrious Soirees - Taillevent

Suth Gild Heal Cooks in conjunction with the Shire of Krae Glas proudly present the first in a Succession of Salubrious Soirees - Taillevent
Baroness Gwir verch Madog, continuing her obsession for Taillevent, has proposed a menu for the soiree based upon the 14th century work of The Viandier of Taillevent (Terence Scully edition). The choices for dishes come from menus set out in Appendix one of Take a Thousand Eggs or More (Cindy Renfrow), specifically, the 1387 feast for King Richard II by the Bishop of Durham (p. 336); Henry IV's coronation of 1399; and The Funeral Feast of Nicholas Bubwith, 1424, which sets out a separate menu of fish for the clergy.

The soiree will have a meat menu for the 'nobility' and a fish selection for those who will. In keeping as close as possible to the extant menus, the challenge of this feast is to cook all dishes it on an open fire without resorting to modern conveniences.

The purpose of this event is to challenge our cooks. They are given a budget, venue and 2 helpers. We ask that you come prepared to be in the mind set of a personage of the proper period. Event will be limited to 24 persons. Menu will be presented on request before hand.

Date: Saturday, 21st June 2008 beginning 5:00pm
Cost: $25
Venue: 2 Sherwood Road, Mt Waverley VIC
Event limited to 24 persons (bookings after 3 days are up to 12)
Bookings with payment a MUST to: Nicolette Dufay, 0413 518 151 or AuntieNic (at)
For further details on the Purpose of the Soriees see here
To view the proposal for event here

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