[Ansteorra] General event question

Stefan li Rous StefanliRous at austin.rr.com
Wed Aug 18 16:59:05 PDT 2010

On Aug 17, 2010, at 12:16 PM, Steve Scott (Dietrich) wrote:
> My own personal preference for feast is to have it buffet style.  I invariably 
> sit at the one table that the server forgets to bring enough to, or leaves off a 
> course, or something.  I'd rather make my own choices from dishes that are 
> sitting in warmers at the buffet table.  That way, I get enough of what I want, 
> and it's still hot enough to be appetizing.  There is nothing worse than being 
> served a dish that was supposed to be hot, but has become tepid, at best, by the 
> time it gets to me.

I tend to prefer a medieval serving style, which buffet definitely isn't.  However, the way we usually serve feasts is a compromise between medieval serving and modern restaurants and can be better than buffet.  But either, and especially a true medieval style, is very labor intensive.

For those planning a feast there are various ways to make the serving go better. The biggest is to have a well-trained staff who know what the current situation in the kitchen is and know what will be served and when.

Just in case these might be of use:
feast-serving-msg (134K) 2/24/08 Ideas for serving feasts. How to organize.

servng-drinks-msg (14K) 8/30/07 Serving drinks and beverages at SCA feasts.

serving-soups-msg (18K) 4/14/07 Serving soups at SCA feasts.

Servng-Roylty-art (10K) 1/ 1/06 "When Royalty Graces Your Head Table" by Dame Alys Katharine, O.L., O.P.

warming-ovens-msg (10K) 6/ 1/08 Using warming ovens for SCA feasts.

For folks who really want to dress up their feasts:
Handwashing-art (22K) 2/24/02 "Scented Handwaters For Feasts and Dayboards" by Jadwiga Zajaczkowa


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