WETHERSFIELD - Chef Christopher
will visit the Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum on Nov. 16 to "share his views on the history of what may be the ultimate comfort food—the traditional Thanksgiving feast," according to a release.
"The setting is fitting—one would be hard-pressed to find more authentic fare than that served annually at the 18th-Century Thanksgiving Dinner at WDS—the menu was designed by a food historian and is based on centuries-old New England recipes."
Tickets for the 18th-Century Thanksgiving Dinner are $85 per person, and include the reception, 18th-century music and an optional tour of the three historic homes at the museum following the event, the release said. Reservations are required and available by calling (860) 529-0612, ext. 12.
At the event, Prosperi will share "wit and wisdom," and details of some of his own Thanksgiving
experiences—"including a reenactment of the first Thanksgiving," the release said.
"Mr. and Mrs. Silas Deane will host the historical event dressed in period clothing. Dinner will be preceded by a wine reception at noon, with light fare and 18th-century music."
"Shortly before 1 p.m.,
a servant will ring the dinner bell and invite the guests to adjourn to
the Webb Barn. The carefully researched menu, prepared by J Restaurant,
of Hartford, will include dishes typically served at Thanksgiving in
the 1700s: venison pie, roasted goose and turkey, chine of pork, pottage
of cabbage, leeks and onions, puddings and several vegetables, pumpkin
and apple pie, and selections of wine and non-alcoholic beverages.
Prosperi will give his presentation on Thanksgiving during dessert.
Prosperi, shown in photo, is chef owner of Metro Bis restaurant in Simsbury.
Labels: 18th Century, Thanksgiving, Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum