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Wolfie, honey, there is more incentive than ever for you to come to Coronation.

pickled eggs
pickled mushrooms
small pickled onions
pickled herring
pork liver pate

First Course
grilled beef served over fried onions
horseradish sauce
mustard/honey sauce
garlic/walnut sauce
duck pottage with carrot, parsnip, turnip, prunes
mussels steamed in cider
cabbage and onions fried in butter
fava bean dish with coleworts

Second Course
venison sausages (in a beef casing) braised in cider vinegar with sorrel and haw fruits
cream and fish stew with dill
leeks fried with bacon and cumin

lingonberry, raspberry and cream soup

I'm drooling just reading it!

i feel: hungry hungry

10 trips or shoot the rapids
sandthistle From: sandthistle Date: September 22nd, 2004 09:45 am (UTC) (base camp)
Dangit, Tasha, I is gonna have to stop reading your LJ. You is making me hungry AGAIN!
tashabear From: tashabear Date: September 22nd, 2004 09:52 am (UTC) (base camp)
There's no way around it, then. You're going to have to move back out here so we can go to feasts together.

(I'm pretty fucking impressed by the menu, to be truthful. And we get all that for $12 each! Problem is, his work schedule may not allow him to go, dammit, and I'll have an extra ticket for the feast.)
tpau From: tpau Date: September 22nd, 2004 09:54 am (UTC) (base camp)
the feast is sold out, so if you ahve an extra ticket jsut re-sell ti at the door
tashabear From: tashabear Date: September 22nd, 2004 11:03 am (UTC) (base camp)
I'll probably just donate the $12 to the cause and let the Gate sell the seat.

(But I really really want Wolfie to go -- he's never been to a feast, in 4 years in the SCA!)
mariora From: mariora Date: September 22nd, 2004 11:46 am (UTC) (base camp)
mmm...I wish I was closer..I'd go with you.
kestrel127 From: kestrel127 Date: September 22nd, 2004 12:08 pm (UTC) (base camp)
yum yum yum!!
colorwhirl From: colorwhirl Date: September 22nd, 2004 12:23 pm (UTC) (base camp)
since i'm looking into sca, i may as well ask.
it's pretty much all about meat at sca meals, isn't it?
tashabear From: tashabear Date: September 22nd, 2004 01:48 pm (UTC) (base camp)
Doesn't have to be. There is a preponderance of meaty dishes at this particular event, but I think that's because it's Viking-themed, not necessarily because of the SCA culture. If you make any dietary restrictions or allergies known to the cooks ahead of time, they can usually accomodate you. That's why the menu is published ahead of time. (It's when the feast-goer gets to the event, waits until feast when the cooks have been cooking all day, and then demands a special meal that things get ugly -- SCA feasts are not restaurants, they're more like catered dinners.)

Or you can do what's called off-board, where you can sit in the hall for feast but bring your own food, and you are not charged for food you don't eat (though sometimes there is a nominal charge for the seat and perhaps beverages). There isn't always space to offer off-board seating and still pay for the hall, because sometimes the cost of the hall and the food balances exactly with the income from filling all seats with those paying for the feast, but they usually try.

There's nothing that says you have to stay for feast, anyway. My household usually doesn't, and while my mistress and her family reserved for feast, they probably won't stay because the current King and Queen, who are stepping down, are staying at their home that night. I'm not exactly sure why we all decided to go to this one, except that it's *really* close to home. Sometimes, after a long day, you really do want the fun to end and for a waitress to bring you a big plate of onion rings.

And we never eat feasts when they're offered at camping events -- we have our own. I've had everything from hamburgers to chili verde to Chinese potstickers, while seeing to the needs of campmates who are vegetarian and have some very interesting food allergies. I seem to be lactose intolerant, but luckily I can take the pills. My friend is allergic to garlic, which just sucks.
colorwhirl From: colorwhirl Date: September 22nd, 2004 04:10 pm (UTC) (base camp)
thank you.

this answer was really really helpful.
i appreciate it. a lot.
tashabear From: tashabear Date: September 22nd, 2004 04:21 pm (UTC) (base camp)
Happy to help!

You can ask questions on sca, too, if you like.
10 trips or shoot the rapids