This feast was for the Investiture of Geoffrey Scott and Catherine of Wessex as Prince and Princess of the Mists. My intent was to design a feast based on the persona of the new Prince and Princess. The evening after Geoffrey won the Coronet Tourney, I spoke with him and Catherine about my plan.
"What are your personas?" I asked and the response was "Generic SCA". Well, so much for my plan.
"What do you like?" as I desperately tried to come up with a new plan.
"I love Garlic, hate onions" replied Geoffrey.
"I love Chocolate" Catherine adds with a big smile on her face.
"I'm not serving you chocolate at your feast" I grumbled "Do you like cheesecake?"
"Oh Yes!" she exclaimed
"We'll travel then to Italy" I decided knowing I had a couple of dishes that would suit the feast rather well.
The Funghi Altri Modi is a variation of the Fungi di Monte dish done with garlic instead of mushrooms.
Although chocolate was not on the menu, I found a chocolate chess set and created a chess board out of Ghiradelli chocolate squares that I placed on the High table between the first and second courses as the new Prince & Princess were mingling with the populace. Geoffrey & Catherine took much delight in sharing the chocolate with the populace.