Thursday, 20 March 2014

Chatsworth A real banquet for a Duke

This magnificent buffet display by Ivan Day, food historian, shows plate, food, fruits and flowers arranged in a symmetrical design, with authentic pastries made from contemporary
recipes of 17th C. in the newly furnished great Assembly Room at Chatsworth. As an ex-florist and a keen admirer of colour in a formal dining room, I find this very inspiring and I was interested to read that it was in fact itself inspired by a painting by Descartes now in the Met.Museum, NY .  It was intended to dazzle the guests and it certainly does give one quite an appetite.

1 comment:

  1. I enjoyed your post. Toured Chatsworth one VERY hot day in May.Was so looking forward to the beautiful stepped waterfall, Astounded by the number of daytrippers cooling off in the water.!! You likely are a fan of Beverley Nichols and cut your teeth on Constance Spry