samedi 7 janvier 2012

Who is coming to dinner?

I found a wonderful batch of old menus today. They date from 1917 onwards and most are for the traditional dejeuner and diner following a marriage. Some are gilded, some have pretty vignettes on the front covers but all carry the most amazing and decadent food choices with 9 or 10 courses for the wedding breakfast and then a similar feast for the dinner.

Such amazing confections on offer..... Saumon de la Loire Joinville,Timballe a la Marachale, Dindonneaux Truffes, Aspic de Foie Gras,Langouste de Belleoue, Couer de filet de boeuf Renaissance to name but a few!

Followed by an amazing array of desserts....Piece Montee Savoie, Compote de peches,petit fours glacee,tutti-frutti aux fraises,croquembouche and compote de pruneaux.
All washed down with Calvados,Rhum fine,Medoc, Saint-Emilion, Blaye,Chablis,Chateau Neuf du Pape,Champagnes,cafe and liquers.

So it got me thinking...............If you were to host a dinner party for any six people who would you like to have knocking on your door for that special evening?

My choice?  Well.........perhaps Stephen Fry, Jim Carey, Dawn French, Marie Antoinette, Johnny Depp and Miranda Hart would make for an entertaining evening!

A la prochaine mes belles!

9 commentaires:

  1. Sorry you can't have Johnny Depp, he is coming to my dinner party ;) Although I would invite you anyway, so perhaps you could just bring him with you!
    Domes arrived... fab-u-lous! Thank you xxxx

  2. I would invite Rutger Hauer, Richard Burton (the adventurist, not the actor) The Marquis de Sade, Vlad the Impaler and Alexander the Great. I think I need to see a psychologist! Reserves would be Ghengis Khan, Adolf Hitler, Rasputin, Alistair Crowley and Vincent Van Goch. Apart from Rutger, all those people had issues. I think it would make for a fascinating evening. Is there something wrong with me?

  3. Di..I`d like to hide in a cupboard and film that evening!!!

  4. Abby.............can I sit next to him as well?!!!

  5. What a precious find. I wonder who they belonged to and how the future panned out for the couple.I too would like Dawn & Stephen, and PD James, PG Wodehouse, Oscar Wilde, Tony Robinson.

  6. mmmmm takes some thinking about I will get back to you, however I think that I would save Monsieur Depp for afters!!!!
    T x

  7. ME, I'd love to come to dinner at your chateau, just kidding, I'm not famous.

    My six guests would have to be:
    Phil Keoghan from The Amazing Race show
    Emma Stone - American Actress
    Emma Thompson - British Actress
    Peter Murphy - British Singer
    Cary Grant - American Actor
    Oprah - had to say it - can you imagine the conversation with all of these?

  8. Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Freddie Mercury, Johnnie Walker (dj), Ranulf Fiennes (explorer), Michael Palin. However I would have a totally different list for historical figures. I would still keep Mr. D for pudding.
    T x

  9. Tracy...will that be Mr Depp with cream or custard?