Cook Thynge: The Long Night

TRH will be in attendance

Hosted by Shire of Caer Adamant - Wilmington, DE

Event date: February 25th, 2017

Event Last Modified: February 12th, 2017

Event details

Persephone has left our lands to be with her husband, and the Earth is in mourning for her.  To stave off the cold of winter, Caer Adamant is hosting a Roman Scholae dedicated to surviving the Long Night.  Come join us for a day of Feasting and Learning at the wonderful UU Church, where we will present classes on the preparation and preservation of food, Roman studies, and Winter projects.  Attendants are encouraged to wear Roman Garb, but are invited to please come as they wish.  There will be an area for Merchants and a small lounge area will be set up in the Roman style where all are invited to take pictures to share with their friends. 

Some of Our Classes:
Roman Wrapping
Roman Coin Show and Tell
Highlights of Roman History
SCA Newcomers
On Wine
On Olives
Deer Butchering
Sausage Making
Flat Bread

An Arts and Science Display table will be set up, and attendants are encouraged to bring finished and unfinished projects on which they are currently working on over the winter months.  A small token will be given to those who display that day, and a table setting contest will be offered by head chef with a prize to be presented during the feast.

Caer Adamant is once again offering a silent winter auction to benefit the Shire encampment, and Shire crafts. 

Day board will be provided in the ticket price and will consist of a light meal known as The Prandium.  This Roman meal is comparable to our lunch, and will focus on the food of the Roman Legionnaires.

For a separate fee, there will be a three course Roman feast featuring dishes common to the nobility, lead free of course. 

The SCA does not serve alcohol, but those attending are permitted to bring their own drinks and responsibly share with others. 

Roman Event- Lunch

Lunch/ Prandium
Sliced Bread with Oil for dipping
Salt and Honey
Moretum - a  cheese, garlic, and herb spread
Golden beets in oil
Olives by Galefridus
Fruit – fresh and dried
Hypotrimma- a cheese and vinegar dip for fruit
Roasted Vegetables with Liquamen
Chicken meatballs with sauce (GF available)
Lentil and pork soup with Buccellatum (hardtack or wheat biscuits)
Honey cookies with sesame seeds

Posca (Roman Vinegar Drink) and Water provided

Dinner- Cena

Fresh white bread- and herbed oil
Nibble Platter- Sheep's Cheese, Olives, Grapes, Bacon wrapped dates
Lus Cum Ovis Hapalis :  Boiled Eggs in Pine Nut Sauce
Mushrooms in Sauce
Roasted Chickpeas
Beef Meat Patties
“Dormice” Pork and apricot meatballs, wrapped in dough, baked, dipped in runny honey and sprinkled with sesame seeds
Parthian Chicken With a Red Wine Sauce
Parthian Wheat Porridge
Spiced Mushy Peas
Roasted Carrots and Parsnips in a Cumin Honey Glaze
Mensa Secunda
Melon with Mint Dressing
Roman Cheesecake

Please reach out to request Gluten Free, Vegetarian, and Allergen substitutions. 
Dayboard/Feast Cook:  Lady Shoshana Gryffyth (

Site Opens: 10:00 am
Site Closes: 8:30 pm

Event Location

First Unitarian Church of Wilmington (DE)
730 Halstead Road
Wilmington, DE  19803
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The site is just off of Route 202 (Concord Pike) in north Wilmington, and is relatively accessible from I-95.  Google maps and most GPS programs provide reliable directions.  Parking is available behind the church.  If there is no snow on the ground, additional parking is available in a vacant lot across Whitby Drive.

Registration Fees

$15 for nonmember adult preregistered;
$10 for member adult preregistered:
$8 for youth aged 7-17 preregistered.

$17 for nonmember adult at-the-door;
$12 for member adult at-the-door;
$10 for youth aged 7-17 at-the-door.
$0 for children aged 6 and under preregistered or at-the-door.

The registration fee includes the dayboard lunch.  Preregistration ends on January 15th.

$10 for adult preregistered or at-the-door;
$8 youth aged 7-17 preregistered or at-the-door;
$4 for children aged 6 and under preregistered or at-the-door, if a seat at the feast table is needed.  If the child will be seated on a lap during feast, there is no fee for the feast for the child.

***The feast may sell out before the event, so preregistration is encouraged.***

Make Checks Payable to: SCA Inc.  - Shire of Caer Adamant

Contact Information

Event Steward:

Event Steward:
Adam Gensel
Lord Alexi Gensul

Send Reservations to:

Hope Mick
(Lady Sybilla of Rona)
129 Paladin Dr
Wilmington DE 19802

Please include an e-mail address with your preregistration payment so that a confirmation can be sent to you. 

Please include proof of SCA membership if you are preregistering at the discounted adult member rate.

Other Contact Information:

Other Contact Information:
Class Scheduler Baroness Ysmay de Lynn (
Merchant Coordinator:  Lady Mairi Crawford (
Dayboard/Feast Cook:  Lady Shoshana Gryffyth (
A&S/Auction Table:  Lady Veronica Rosso (