From The Page (March, 1981):
The Principality of the Mists will hold its Second Annual Spring Banquet on April 4th at St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Berkeley, CA.
The doors will open at 5 p.m. with dinner to be served at 6 p.m. promptly! The theme for this year's event will be a late Medieval/early Renaissance Italian Masqued Ball. The autocrat's inspiration is Botticelli's painting, "Prima Vera".
The menue, which will be from the Italian Renaissance, is much like modern Italian cooking, but wiht some delicious additions. Served at the main remove will be Antipasto trays, cheese pie with salami and other sausage, mushroom pie, onion soup, sweet and savory breads, two homemade pasta dishes (one with pesto and one with shrimp), a chicken dish, salad, roast suckling pigs with rice dressing, sauteed vegetables, and spiced wine. A Heroic play will be presented and there shall be dancing, singing, and a variety of games to greet hte spring.
Following will be a serving of an array of desserts and fruit including rosettes, nun's cake, and cheesecake with rose sauce.
The contest winners will be richly rewarded and all are urged to enter. 1). The Principality Costumers Guild is sponsoring a contest for masks - a category for most beautiful and one for the most (period) outrageous. 2). There will be a contest for the flower theme table decor deemed most pleasing and harmonious. 3). A contest in honor of Flora, Queen of Spring, for a dessert or sweet whose theme or ingredients feature flowers. These will be presented and served at the last remove.
Come in your medieval garb or in a "costume" that a medieval person would have worn. Wear a mask as it pleases you!
Tickets will be $6.50 until March Crown and $7.50 thereafter ($3.50 and $4.00 after March Crown for smalls 9 years and under). Checks should be made payable to the Principality of the Mists and sent to Hoghton Towers, (address omitted). For information or to volunteer in any capactiy, contact Lord Lorion Astar (contact info omitted) or Viscountess Maythen of Elfhaven, Duchess of Hoghton (contact info omitted).
Description of this event (if any), taken from The Page, or from memory of at least one person who attended the event.
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