|Our good Queen Elizabeth has been on her throne more than 10 years and it's that glorious time of mid-summer when the whole isle is verdant, the crops are growing, and the berries are ripening in the woods and gardens. Our shire is celebrating as the Queen progresses through, and we invite you to join us.|
Many excellent cooks of her era have recorded the marvelous dishes often served to her Majesty and her nobles. Commedia del Arte, Madrigal Singing, Instrumental Music and Dancing will be enjoyed between each of the four courses from mid-afternoon through the glorious summer evening in an outdoor picnic setting.
Tentative Schedule and Menu, subject to change
Light Repast at mid-afternoon 3 pm
This course will consist of salads and cold items (appetizers) and be placed on a buffet in the dining pavilion. Guests are expected to go back and forth between the pavilion for eating & the lawn for entertainment.
Toasts: Sweet Cherries, Tasty Savory Cheese with asparagus bits
Tarts: Spinach, berry, Chicken with gooseberries
Salads: various including Carrots & Shrimp in Fleur d’Luce
Jumbils (lemon & seed)
Eggs in Moonshine
First Course 5pm followed by Commedia D’Arte
Green Pea Pottage
Bread with butter
Chicken with Lemon Sauce
Aloes of Veal
coney with pudding in belly
Custarde in Shaped Crust
Second Course 6:15-6:30 followed by Madrigals
Orange Rice Molded
Cabbage stuffed with sausage
Pike with Oranges
Venison baked in a pie
Dish of Snow
Dessert Buffet followed by dancing
Syllabub cream & ginger wafers
Purses (Raison Turnovers)
Sugar Paste walnuts with marzipan filling or other sweet
Commedia del Arte performance 5:45 – 6:00 pm
Madrigal Singing 7:00 – 7:45
Dancing 8:00 – 9:00
Site Opens: 2 PM
Site Closes: 10 PM
Event Website: www.blastedoak.com/queeenelizabeth1
|St. John's Lutheran Church|
1802 Skippack Pike
Blue Bell, PA 19422
The event is located in Blue Bell near the intersection of Rt 202 and 73, slightly north of Norristown, PA.
St. John's Church
1802 Skippack Pike
Blue Bell, PA 19422
From the SOUTH, head north on Rt. 202 through Norristown, past Mercy Suburban Hospital, past the intersection of Germantown Pk. Continue north through four more lights. At the fifth light you will be at the intersection of Rt 73 (Skippack Pike), Turn LEFT, and proceed less than one mile. The church is on your left. If you pass the synagogue, or cross railroad tracks, you have gone too far.
From the NORTH, head south on 202, through Montgomeryville, past the William Penn Inn, past the Montgomery County Community College. You will pass a light at the entrance to the college, and then pass a light at the entrance to a small shopping center, the next light will be at the intersection of 202 and Rt 73 (Skippack Pike). Turn RIGHT onto 73 and proceed less than one mile. The church is on your left. If you pass the synagogue, or cross railroad tracks, you have gone too far.
From the WEST, Make your best route to Rt 73 and head east, pass through Skippack village, pass the intersection of Rt 363, through the pair of lights at Bethel Hill and immediately after at Whitehall Rds. The next light will be at North Wales Rd. Go straight through, continue over the railroad tracks and just past the synagogue, the church will on your RIGHT.
From the EAST, make your best route to Rt 73. Continue westward though Whitemarsh, pass through the intersections at Butler Pk, and at Penllyn Blue Bell Pk. You will go through three more lights before the fourth light at intersection of Rt 202. Go straight through this intersection, and proceed less than one mile. The church is on your left. If you pass the synagogue, or cross railroad tracks, you have gone too far.
PA TURNPIKE: you will get off at the Norristown exit and follow the sign to Germantown pike *WEST*. Follow the ramp onto Germantown pike, and get into the center lane (this will be the right lane very shortly). Stay on Germantown pike until you get to Rt 202 (DeKalb pike) and then turn Right.
From your turn onto 202 follow the directions "from the south." It's only another 2-3 miles from this intersection total.