MISSION COLLEGE HOSTS
CULINARY MEAL FIT FOR A QUEEN
Students, staff and invited guests at Los Angeles Mission College will
have an opportunity to eat like monarchs.
To mark the 400th anniversary of Queen Elizabeths reign, Culinary
Arts instructors and students at the Sylmar community college will serve
an authentic Elizabethan meal on April 9.
The students and their instructors have researched 16th century cuisine
and are preparing a menu that will rival the meals served to Her Majesty.
"The meal is based on accounts in Dining with William Shakespeare
by Madge Lorwin," said Lara Brosseau, culinary arts instructor. "The
difference is, where they might have served 20 courses to Elizabeths
court, our budget limits us to a few."
Even so, the menu is definitely ample. It will includes pickled mushrooms,
olives and capers and onion potage for appetizers; roasted chicken, salmon
and meat pie with cheate bread as main dishes; second dishes include French
beans, compound salad and potato paste; and for dessert, shrewsberry cakes,
spiced bread, cheesecake, strawberries and cream, and other delights.
Visiting from the Queens Royal Court will be Sir William Cecil Lord
Burghley and Lady Elizabeth Clinton, Countess of Lincoln. Actually, actors
from the Guild of St. George will portray those royals. Sir Cecil will
talk about the etiquette customs of "dining with the Queen."
In keeping with the spirit of the event, about two dozen Mission College
students and staff members, who will be serving and assisting at the event,
will dress in Elizabethan costume.
The Culinary Arts department expects to serve between 100-150 people.
Invited guests will include residents of several local homes for the elderly.
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