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Viva Lafayette Food History Dinner


March 12, 2024    
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Join us to experience and taste our interpretation of a French dinner inspired by the General Marquis de Lafayette.
In August 1824, the acclaimed general returned to the United States for a final tour of the country. He appeared in all 24 states, traveling 6,000 miles in 13 months. Parades, dances, and dinners welcomed him across the country. One of his stops included Marietta. Our featured speaker will be Erin Augenstein, Executive Director of Campus Martius Museum. She will engage our audience with the enthralling story of Lafayette’s monumental tour and the exciting plans for commemorating its 200th anniversary in 2024 – 2025.
The menu reflects both classical French and American cuisine appropriate for the time period of Lafayette’s return visit. There is no record of a meal served to Lafayette during his journey, although he was certainly wined and dined quite often. What we have included are food connections with Lafayette, such as hams being sent to him from Mount Vernon and a noted record of the “nation’s guest” enjoying ice cream at one of his stops. We have combined this encounter with ice cream with the fact that the French aristocracy was wild about oranges; even growing them at the Palace of Versailles.

First Course
Pâte aux Champignons (Mushroom Pastie)
Salade de Bistrot (Bistro Salad)
Second Course
Jambon à la Sauce Madère (Ham with Madeira Sauce)
Haricots Verts (Green Beans)
Patates Douces (Sweet Potatoes)
Cheese Course�Fromage (Cheese)
Baguette au Beurre (Buttered Baguette)
Dessert Course�Sorbet à L’orange (Orange Sorbet)
Madeleine au Chocolat à L’orange (Orange Chocolate Medeline)

Time: 6pm – 8pm
Location: The Basilica of Saint Mary of the AssumptionSocial Hall506 4th St., Marietta, OH
$45/Nonmembers $40/Castle Members & Volunteers (Use Code “foodmember” at check out)
Have a group of 6 or more? Call about our group rate.
**Reservations required by 5pm Thursday, March 7**
Picture Credit: National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of the John Hay Whitney Collection
In partnership with The Cook’s Shop conveniently located in historic, downtown Marietta.
With generous support from the Arthur and Jeane Edwards Charitable Fund, Marietta Community Foundation.