Join us for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to eat a candlelit dinner in Saint Patrick's Cathedral drawn from a recipe book handwritten by Dublin woman Hannah Alexander for her family. Hannah and her family lived on Ship Street in the late seventeenth and early eighteenth century. The meal will be served family-style as it would have been during Swift's time. On the menu:
Eel, buttered & seasoned, herbs
Fricassee of chicken
Plum olives and pickled cucumbers
Hartichoke, marrows and sweet meats
Pees porridge (mushy pea puree)
Saffron Bread (white yeast bread infused with saffron)
And more. Served alongside the meal will be historically appropriate Jack Smyth stouts and ales, normally available only at the Boxty House.
The meal will also feature a short talk by writer and folklorist Deirdre Nuttall. Tickets €78. Advance booking is essential via the link below.
Want to try your hand at preparing some recipes from Swift's time? You can buy a copy of "A Book of Cookery" via the link below.
Sponsorship for this event is provided by the Boxty House.