From The Page (April, 1985):
A warm sun yawns over the sleepy land. A hum of activity breaks the stillness of the day as cooks wake the sleeping embers in the huge hearths that would soon groan with the haunches of various meats. Stoves, the silent sentinels of the kitchen, are filled with pot after pot, brimming with fragrant soup, hearty stews and garden-fresh vegetables kissed by the morning sun. Guests arriving are greeted with the aroma of roasting meats and other dishes that set their mouths to water in anticipation...
Come one, come all, to the Mists Spring Banquet, to be held on April 28th, AS XIX, at the Letterman's Club (address omitted), in San Jose. The theme will be late 1400's to late 1500's Renaissance. It was a time of the great explorers and scientists -- Europe's most radical time. It will be a four-remove repast with dishes from Spain and Italy, and the New World that the explorers brought back from their travels. Carne asada, sopas de manzana y almendras, pasta italiana, hunter's chicken, chuletas de cerdo a la asturiana, and other savory dishes. A nonalcoholic beverage will be provided. The site is NOT dry; therefore, if you wish something stronger for yourself and your party, please bring it. In keeping with the theme of the banquet, there will be a play done in vignettes and music filling the hall, with delightful sounds between removes.
To allow ample time in reveling after the feasting, the Banquet will start early. DOORS OPEN at 12 noon, with the banquet starting promptly at 1 pm.
Please bring your usual eating gear with a bowl, along with your banners, candles (yes, open flame is permitted), and tablecloths to add to the festiveness of the hall.
Tickets are $8.50 ($4.50 for lords and ladies under 12). No tickets will be sold at the door. DEADLINE FOR TICKETS is April 12. Contact the AUTOCRAT: Ambrosia (phone), Helyn (phone), the seneschal of Cloondara Elayna Amavia (phone), or the Kingdom senescal Geoffrey of Griffenhold at (phone), or at events for tickets.
For further information, please contact Ambrosia de Andalcuia at (phone), or the co-autocrat Helyn Brownberry at (phone).
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