From The Page (May, 1978):
PENTECOST FEAST & REVEL -- MAY 20&21
The Canton of Lyondemere and Clan Creachainn do cordially invite you, one and all, to the Grand First Annual Pentecost Feast, Revel, and Tournament to be held on May 20 and 21, AS XIII. The feast, presided over by the Banquet Master, Lord Thelin von Kallenbach, and designed by him with the assistance of many of the other renonwed cooks of the Principality of Caid shall be:
On Table: fresh fruits and berries; breads
First Course: Dugan Corbasi; Beef Baron with Almonds; Bacon and Water-chestnuts; Rumaki
Second Course: Roast of Beef with two sauces; Spinage Sallet; Glazed Carrots; Canelyne Pye; Breads
Third Course: A Lamb with two sauces; Gilded Rice; Sausage Pasties; Pesen and Pearls; Bread
Fourth Course: Grand Sallet; Pygge; Rotkhol mit Apfeln; Appelmouse; Charwardon
Fifth Course: A Soltetie; Mulled Wine; Mulled Cider
Beverages, served throughout the meal: Beers, Wines, Apple Juice, Lemon-drink; Mead
Please bring your own table service and goblets.
THE BANQUET will run on the following schedule: 7-9 AM - cooks arrive; 11 AM - Servers arrive and dine; 1 PM - representative of each group of 10 admitted to set tables and hang banners; 2:15 PM - doors open and everyone seated; 2:45 PM - Head Table Announced; 3:00 PM - First Course served; 9:00 PM - Floor Cleared for Revelling.
THE DONATION requested for this grand repast and exhibition of the great culinary talents of some of the West's finest cooks is $6.50. RESERVATIONS should be made in groups of 10, if at all possible. If you must make your reservations singly, and have a preference as to with whom you would like to sit, please indicate that preference, and we will try to accomodate you. Seating will be by order of precedence, that precedence being taken from the hgihest-ranking person at teach table who brings a properly emblazoned banner or shield. There will be recognition given for the finest banner or shield at the event.
Checks should be made payable to .... and sent to Lady Eowyn Amberdrake ... The price of $6.50 is good through April 25, postmark date. From April 25- May 5, the price shall be $10.00. NO RESERVATIONS WILL BE TAKEN WITH A POSTMARK LATER THAN MAY 5.
DURING THE REVEL, there will be dancing, including some new dances taught; backgammon, chess, and go tables; judging of garters on the basis of beauty, workmanship, and appropriateness to the wearer; and other entertainment.
SUNDAY'S ACTIVITIES will comments with signup for the Lists at 11:00 AM. Lists will open at noon. Combat will be single elimination, 5-Weapon System as follows: Longsword (2-handed), Sword and Shield, Polearms, Shortsword/Dagger and Buckler, 2-weapon.
Fighters will be allowed to use any listed weapon category in any order desired, except that no category may be used twice until all have been used once. The price will be a great helm made and displayed by Duke James Greyhelm, awarded to the victor of the field. An additional price of a broadsword made by Earl Sir Kevin Perigrynne to the winner's specifications will go to the fighter who most exemplifies the chivalric nature of the weekend. NOTA BENE: before any fighter is admitted to the lists, he or she must show proof of having danced at least 5 dances with at least 3 different partners, and of having played at least one game of backgammon, chess, or go.
THE SITE of the feast is the Village Lutheren Church of Westood in West Los Angeles. Maps to the Tourney site will be supplied at the Revel.
SERVERS WILL BE ADMITTED AT HALF-PRICE: anyone interested in helping serve should contact Lady Brann Morgan Dunmore of Galloway ... Any entertainers desirous of displaying their skill (for a $2 discount on the price of the feast) should contact Mistress Bjo of Griffin ...
For further information, contact Duke Aonghais or Lady Mary Taran.
Description of this event,
© Copyright 1980 by William R. Keyes (Wilhelm von Schlüssel)
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