Gilded Age Dining

Hungry? Are you leftover-Halloween-candy hungry, or four-course-meal hungry? How about four-course-Edwardian-meal-with-a-wine-pairing hungry? If you have the kind of hunger that crumbly Sweet Tarts can’t satisfy, consider the Gilded Age Dining program at the Lightner Museum.

The meal will consist of food from historic Alcazar Hotel menus from the 1890s to the 1920s, thoughtfully prepared by chefs from Culinary Outfitters.  Each course will be paired with French, period-appropriate wine chosen by Anthony Porcellini from Carrera Wine Cellar.  He will elucidate and explain how the wine will bring out certain flavors in the food.  The meal will be introduced by Francine Segan, foodie author and television personality, who will give a little Gilded Age Dining perspective.

Gilded Age Dining will take place on December 13, beginning at 6:00 PM, and it will happen in the Alcazar Cafe – also known as the deep end of the elegant Alcazar Hotel’s swimming pool.

Afterwards, bring your satisfied belly over to Carriage Way B&B.  Our Gilded Age Victorian will keep you both era-appropriate and comfortable.  Our Emerald Room, for example, has a glamorous king-size bed from Indonesia and lush bedding.  There is a little sitting area with wing chairs and an electric fireplace, and the bathroom has both an air-jet tub and a separate shower for two.

And you’re sure to enjoy your breakfast: you’ll have an entree, some protein, a baked good, and some fresh-cut fruit.  Certainly better than whatever is at the bottom of your Halloween bag.