Dr Pete Collinge & Pete Dale (late of the Dining Room)

Historian Dr Peter Collinge presented an entertaining, illustrated talk on the extensive range of food and drink consumed by the citizens of Georgian Ashbourne.  Drawing on evidence from the town’s grocers’ shops, household accounts, bills and receipts, diaries, letters and newspapers, he revealed elegant dinners, picnics, public celebrations and private parties, street food, drunken revels, and the darker world of food and drink adulteration. While Pete Dale cooked a tasting menu of Georgian delights, all with a welcoming glass of Rum Punch.

A fascinating evening with an illustrated talk by a local expert and a tasting menu by our well known local chef, all washed down with a glorious rum punch loving made by our Sam.

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