Apr 25, 2012
Food historian Dr Annie Gray presents an evening dedicated to
the food and etiquette of the Georgian dinner party, from the agony
of the housewife, to the delight of the honoured guest. Ranging
from the King’s dinners, through those of his subjects, and back to
his most lowly servants, the beauty and elegance of dining in an
era obsessed with ‘taste’ will be explored.
The talk unpacks the hidden meanings in the laying of the dining table, and show how servants were expected to behave. It will also showcase some of the food, illustrating how the tastes and textures of Georgian food contributed to the experience of dinner.