Food & Drink, Fall Arts, Etc.

Dining at Downton Abbey: A Trial by Fork

When: Wed., Sept. 23 2015

Oh, how we shall miss it. This fall brings the the sixth and final season (it premieres in a few days for our friends across the pond) of the British period drama Downton Abbey, the popular, award-winning series that follows a fictional noble family and the domestic staff in its employ. Fans of the show’s dramatic plots, extravagant style and elaborate customs shouldn’t miss a special one-time event the MAC is hosting, to share the unspoken expectations of dining in the Downton age. So many of the series’ revelations have revolved around elegant mealtime scenes, and now local fans can learn more about the manners, formalities and accoutrements used in a formal, 12-course dinner of the period. Presented by food historian Tames Alan, the event is offered at two times, and attendees can purchase a themed cocktail to sip during a pre-program reception.

Wed, Sept. 23, at 2:30 ($35) and 6:30 pm ($15) • All-ages • Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture • 2316 W. First • northwestmuseum.org

Chey Scott