with History Channel's Dr. Libby O`Connell
Plimoth Plantation is thrilled to welcome back Dr. Libby O'Connell, author of The American Plate, Chief Historian for the History Channel and A&E networks and former Pilgrim interpreter along with a cast of historical characters for an edible journey through four hundred years of history.
Four centuries of New England cuisine featured in the American Plate will be served! From the 17th century, we'll enjoy succotash, a hearty Native stew of corn, beans and other seasonal ingredients that Wampanoag People enjoyed here for thousands of years before the Pilgrims arrived. Before the arrival of domesticated animals that provided protein sources such as milk and eggs, the grains and legumes in succotash were essential to nutrition.
From the 18th century, Harriot Pinckney Horry's Revolutionary War Chicken Fricassee will be served, accompanied by Plimoth Bread Co. bread. Harriot was a hardy South Carolina plantation mistress, whose recipe books and correspondence during the Revolutionary War provide us with a rare glimpse into the lives of women at that time.
Victorian Baked Oysters often graced Thanksgiving tables in the 19th century. They were in season in November, making them a perfect addition to an autumn feast. Oysters were a popular dish, sold at oyster saloons in urban centers, where hungry patrons could buy the shellfish raw, cooked, or in a stew. Raw oysters were delicate appetizers, served on elegant oyster plates that mimicked the pearly inside of the shell.
No historical dinner would be complete without a dessert from America's most well-known chef, Julia Child! Child lived in Cambridge from 1961-2001, where her house’s kitchen was the setting for three of her television shows. We'll finish the evening with Julia’s Crème Caramel, a rich custard with a top layer of soft caramel, inspired by French cuisine.
$60 per person; Members $50
$110 per couple; Members $90
June 11, 2015
Plimoth Plantation has teamed up with Mirbeau Inn & Spa at the Pinehills and Setting the Space for a truly unique fundraising event named Feastible Films. From the moment guests arrive, thanks to the generosity and vision of Setting the Space designers, the Hornblower Visitor Center will be transformed completely for the evening. The award-winning Mirbeau Inn & Spa will bring a distinct flair to the event. This will be a truly immersive experience!
The Grand Budapest Hotel has been selected as the evening’s “feastible” film. The Oscar-winning film from legendary director Wes Anderson centers around a European resort presided over by its concierge Gustave H. Zero, a junior lobby boy who becomes Gustave’s friend and protégé. The film’s whimsy, charm and artisanal magic all serve as inspiration for this multi-sensory journey that 200 lucky ticket holders will be part of.
Feastible Films will kick off with a complimentary champagne reception in a specially-created “hotel” lobby, with hors d’oeuvres and live music to set the mood of the evening. An open bar will offer signature cocktails inspired by the films of Wes Anderson. As guests arrive to the reception they will be given their own “room keys” that unlock a limited number of gilded boxes hidden throughout the event that contain a variety of wonderful prizes, including a stay at Mirbeau Inn & Spa at the Pinehills!
Prior to the start of the film, each guest will receive a tray with a tasting menu of numbered boxes—thoughtfully curated to enhance the viewers’ film experience through aroma, texture and flavor. Guests will be prompted during the film to open boxes on trays and to "savor" particular scenes. The menu for the mystery trays will be designed and prepared in collaboration with Mirbeau’s Chef Stephen Coe and Plimoth Plantation’s Chef Kenny Randall. The chefs’ culinary craft and their expertise in the fine art of taste will undoubtedly keep pace with film’s clever plot twists.
The ticket price for this premiere event is $125.00 a person.
All proceeds will benefit Plimoth Plantation’s Annual Fund.
For more information, please call Becky Wright at (508)746-1622 Ext 8226, and you can purchase your tickets here through Eventbrite.
Special thanks to our event sponsors, Mirbeau Inn and Spa at the Pinehills and Setting the Space, and our media partner, Magic 106.7.
“Lunch and Learn”: Plimoth Plantation’s Lunchtime Lecture Series
First Thursdays, February-December
Feed your brain! Pack your lunch and join us for our hour-long Lunch & Learn lecture series! Held the first Thursday of each month from February through December, Plimoth Plantation welcomes a lineup of lively, unique guest speakers who bring big ideas, humorous tales, and adventure stories to your lunch table.
Attend the entire series for free when you become a member!
Cold Weather Gardening Workshop
Dates Offered: July 21st and 28th
When is the best time to plan a fall vegetable garden? In the summer! Guided by Lori Danek, Plimoth Plantation’s Horticulturist, you will execute a strategic plan for a cold-weather garden that is best suited to your needs and tastes. At the end of the workshops, plant seedlings to be started at Plimoth’s greenhouse, and pick them up when they are ready to be transplanted into your garden!
Introduction to Salve Making Workshop
Date Offered: July 11, 2015
Learn about the healing properties of herbs and basic salve making skills in this introductory workshop. Begin by picking your favorite organically-grown herbs from our 17th Century English Village gardens, and then take a horticultural tour through our grounds as the herbs are simmered. Return to the Horticulture center to finish creating a jar of your own all-purpose herbal salve.
Dried Herb Wreath Workshop
Date Offered: August 22, 2015
Time: 8:00-11:00 a.m.
Garden herbs played an important part in an English country housewife’s cooking and healing. Join Plimoth Plantation’s horticulturists to learn about the 17th-century and modern uses of herbs that grow in the gardens of the 17th-Century English Village. Harvest your own herbs to create a beautiful wreath. The wreath will dry as it hangs in your home.
Part I: Chickens
Dates offered: September 19th and 22nd
Have you been considering backyard chicken-keeping as a new way to keep your food local? Backyard chicken-keeping in New England dates all the way back to the 1620s, and while some things have changed since then, others are very much the same. In this two-part workshop, you’ll learn all about the realities of keeping chickens in your backyard, whether for eggs, meat, or both. All the basics will be covered – how to choose, obtain, house, and protect your new feathered friends. Important considerations like zoning laws, predator prevention, and flock health will be included, too! If you’ve thought about backyard chickens before but want more information before you take the plunge, join us for this fun and plucky class.
Part II: Goats
Dates offered: September 19th and 22nd
Long maligned as difficult and stubborn with a taste for tin cans, goats are finally making a comeback on farms large and small – some very small, no bigger than your own back yard! Take your inspiration for your own backyard dairy, meat, or pack goats from 1620s New England, where goats thrived in the early days of the colony. In this two-part workshop, you’ll learn all the basics about keeping goats as productive pets, from choosing the right breed to obtaining your goats and how to keep them healthy, safe, and productive. If you’ve considered keeping goats but weren’t sure where to begin, join us to find out all the basics about the noble goat!
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