Held at the home of Duke Siegfried von Hoflichskeit, Orinda. Duke Siegfried, Countess Sumer Redmaene, Duke James Greyhelm, Duchess Verena of Laurelin and Lady Eilis ni Roibeard O’Boirne put on the feast, which made $60.
“Held, actually, at the home of Siegfried, Ardis, myself, and a random selection of children. This was a fascinating thing to cook -- it was a feast for about 75 done on a kitchen range and two barbecue grills. It wasn't exactly period -- the first course soup was a tomato gazpacho -- but the food was good and there was a lot of it. Friday night was the chopping session from hell -- I particularly (for some reason) remember Jim wielding a mighty knife on the onions...
“And dessert was crepes cooked to order on the grill, with an accouterments bar including fresh berries.
“All in our backyard -- it was a BIG backyard.” – Eilis O’Boirne
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