Fine food & Feasting! 10 FEAST FACTS to help you prepare for Wrexham Museum’s Medieval Feast…
If you’re missing life without Game of Thrones, this is your chance to get dressed up for an evening of medieval finery, fine food and fun – all on your doorstep…
Saturday 19th October will see Wrexham Museum’s historic building transformed into a Medieval Banqueting Hall for an unforgettable evening of medieval fun, food and entertainment. The locally-sourced menu for the evening will be prepared by the museum’s award-winning Courtyard Café with something to suit all tastes. Book your ticket here.
“Visitors do to not always associate a museum with an award winning café so we really want to shout about it” says Karen Harris, the Museum’s events coordinator. “We have been supporting local food producers and drink suppliers for over three years and are delighted to be part of Taste North East Wales so we can show off what we can do among all the other fantastic foodie events on offer.”
“As the museum’s exhibitions incorporate all eras from history, we thought the tastes and flavours associated with the fantastic medieval period would nicely showcase local food within our historical setting”
Here are our top 10 medieval banqueting facts to get you ready for the evening… although be assured you will not be served porridge!
- The guests seated around the Lord and Lady would be positioned in order of their importance
- Spiced porridge was often served called “frumentry” at a medieval feasts
- “Frumentry”, was usually served with the first course at a medieval feast
- Long tables were laden with various meats, stuffed birds and pastries
- People ate with their hands at the medieval feast and there was no cutlery
- There were no plates and people ate off slabs of stale bread called trenchers
- Feast guests were entertained by musicians, minstrels and jesters who entertained with a wide variety of skills from song, music, and storytelling to juggling and jokes, sometimes even about those in the audience.
- The king had a food tester to test that is food had not been poisoned
- Medieval people drank from the same large cup that would have several handles
- People wore the finest clothes to the medieval feast as it was a special occasion
And you don’t even need to worry about what to wear. The Costume Company from Corwen will be taking bookings and able to supply an outfit for any lord, lady or other important person attending this exciting event!
Just watch out for that jester and his jokes!
For more information on menu options and to book, please go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/night-at-the-museum-medieval-feast-gwledd-ganoloesol-yn-yr-amgueddfa-tickets-66757873597