Pennsic War XXX (2001)
Vigil & Reception for Their Royal Highnesses of
August 12th in the AEthelmearc Royal Encampment
The reception started with a table of appetizer and
followed by a full dinner.
Golden Escarbuncles (fried wafers)
Wafers with cheese
A Soltetie of a window from Chartres Cathedral
Pumpes (meatballs with raisins)
Composte of peppers (pickled peppers)
Composte (pickled vegetables)
Composte of pasternakes (sweet and sour carrots)
Stuffed vine leaves
Soltetie of two roast ducks endored
Lady Glynnis at the beginning of the reception,
just after set-up
of the "finger-foods" table. On the board are a platter of grapes,
and moving clockwise, wafers, escarbuncle wafers, cheese, seed cake,
soltetie (see below), Fine Cakes, Shrewsbury Cakes, and two small bowls
containing candied seeds. Not visible is a bowl of walnuts.
Here is the soltetie created by Lord Cydifor
& Lady Glynnis,
a recreation in sugar paste of a window from Chartres Cathedral,
a fight between a Christian & a Saracen knight. 3 more pictures
The soltetie survived Pennsic with barely a
scratch, and has
been preserved for additional use at future events.
This is the table which featured the dinner
foods. From left
to right is seen a platter of sallet, a bowl of composte, a platter of
stuffed vine leaves, a platter of pumpes, then in front the two roasted
endored ducks, followed by a platter of saffron chicken, a bowl of
of pasternakes, then finally a bowl of dried roasted chick peas. Not
is a bowl of blankmanger. The basket of flowers was provided by
Dorinda & Baroness Genevieve; in the back is seen hanging the arms
Here is one of the ducks, its platter garnished
with a few of
the pasternake composte, the bowl of which is seen in the upper right.
Also seen is a platter of the saffron chicken, behind in center. The
were quite delicious!