|First course – mushroom and leek soup, a cheese scone to accompany,
and currant juice.
This past Saturday evening members of the Great Basin Costume Society, and several new additions, gathered at historic Daughter’s Cafe for a lovely Regency dinner party. We enjoyed a period-accurate menu of mustard-crusted ham, fried potatoes, pickled vegetables, mushroom and leek soup with a cheese scone, and a number of yummy little desserts. Everyone looked wonderful in their costumes, and I think we even had some “converts” at the end of the night, my dad among them, who has decided he would like to get into costuming and period events so long as he gets to buy and carry historic, original firearms! (that’s my dad!) Here are some photos from the evening, taken by the wonderful Mr. C:
|Debbie, of Vintage Dancer, who organized the dinner.
|Our happy table. That’s my mom on the left, and my dad on the right.
|You can see the lovely decor at Daughter’s Cafe. It was
very intimate, cozy, and the chefs are wonderful.
|Our desserts 🙂
|View from the back, with everything on for going outside – I
used an old Victorian bonnet I made years go, and wore it
high up on my head, so the crown stuck way up. Seemed to
work quite well, though I felt naked at the neck, then, so
added the fichu.
|From the front – I extended the voile gown underneath. Man do
I need a new basic Regency gown! You can also see how
off-the-shoulder the robe is. (Pineapple by The Dreamstress.)