Downton Abbey Dinner Menu

Downton Abbey dinner menu
I’ve been getting requests for the menu from the Downton Abbey dinner party that Dustin threw in February, so I thought I would share it here. It was a potluck and everyone contributed, but Dustin helped guide those of us who were new to the concept 0f a Downton Abbey dinner. We had an extravagant 8 course meal complete with drink pairings. There were also treats in the ladies’ and men’s parlors. It may look overwhelming, but if all guests contribute then it’s manageable. Helpful hint: Dustin used Eventbrite to let each guest RSVP and sign-up for which part of the meal they wanted to bring.

menu-flourish Aperitif: Freixenet Cordon Negro Brut Sparkling Wine

First Course: Medley of Tea Sandwiches
-Boursin, Watercress & Cucumber
-Butter & Watercress
-Smoked Salmon & Neufchatel

Seafood Course: Creamy Shrimp Orzo with Cherry Heirloom Tomatoes and Basil
(Vegetarian Option: Vegetable Orzo Marrow Farci)

Third Course:
Lobster Bisque with Fresh Jumbo Lump Crab Meat
Red Curried Winter Corn & Barley Stew

Intermezzo Cordial:
Carthusian Monk Green Chartreuse 110 Proof

Fourth Course:
Le Poulet Bourbonnais
Cinnamon Infused Apple Butter
Rosemary New Potatoes
Basil Garlic Creamed Carrots

Intermezzo Palette Refresher:
Jellied Peaches & Cream with Blackberries

Fifth Course: 
Seared Pork Tenderloin
Chinese Black Rice
Zesty Lime Cream Sauce

Sixth Course:
Eggplant en Croute
Potatoes Olga
Roasted Red Beet & Blood Orange Arugula Salad

Cheese Course:
Chiviri (Spain)
Bleu du Bocage (France)
Anton’s Liebe Rot (Austria)
Biscuit Sec de Légume
Fig Jam
Mostarda Mediterraneo
Green Grapes
Candied Walnuts in Syrup

Eighth Course:
Maple Bourbon Pecan Bread Pudding
Waldorf Salad
Black Forest Berry Compote over Angel Food Cake

Pallini Limoncello Liqueur

Wine Selections:
Chateau Neuf du Pape
Santa Rita 120 Sauvignon Blanc

Men’s Parlor Treats:
Speyburn Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Spiced Nut & Dried Fruit Mix

Ladies’ Parlor Treats:
Mionetto il Prosecco
Milk Chocolate Covered Pretzels
Vanilla & Strawberry Pirouettes
Danish Butter Cookies


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