The Perfectly Period Feast Movement has been described as "collaborative research project culminating in an immersive experience".
The West Kingdom Perfect Period Feast – Burgundy Guild (PPF-Burgundy Guild) is dedicated to exploring the time and culture of Burgundy in the fifteenth century with a goal of producing a Perfectly Period Feast on the theme in Fall of 2017. All interested parties shall be guild members. The guild members will spend the intervening years researching the time period, producing suitable items, conducting classes and workshops, and fundraising for the event.
Specifically we will be throwing a feast day centered in 1450 to 1468 in a pretentious, wealthy merchant household. The goal is to continue the high quality in food, table service and material goods that have come to characterize PPF's while expanding the spectacle presentations (entremets), period games/entertainments, and music/dance. In addition we will be adding a pas d'armes. We encourage an interactive experience for servers and guests and we seek to engage those new to PPFs as well as our core of experienced participants. All interested parties shall be guildmembers.
If there is anything we can do to aid you in "Doing Art" for this project, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Tentative Event Schedule:
Potluck and Refresher classes on: What to expect and how to be a guest; how to recognize and interact with the staff. Review topical gossip, literature, and important events of the times.
Early! ~8 am Light break-fast of bread, cold meats and cheese, watered wine or fruit juice and bread.
9 am Guests entertain themselves with games, dancing, idle (or strategic) chatter among the guests and servants and view the helmets/crests/arms of the competitors in the Pas d’Armes in the Feast Hall.
11 am Servants fed in messes in the Manor House/ Set up for the Feast will occur at the same time in the Feast Hall. Guests are allowed to socialize in the hall during set up if they so wish.
Feast- noon (~2 hours) - Order of Precedence procession into the room; seating by ticket type. Food and presentations / performances.
After feast 2 pm to ~5 pm - Servants clear tables of gear & reset for supper, Chairs /benches moved to inside of the U shape for after feast (backs to tables), move back for supper. Games and outdoor activities to occupy guests while combatants get ready to participate in the Pas and after the Pas while combatants are cleaning up.
2:30 Guests gather for the Pas d’Armes. (2 hours)
~5 pm Supper from the sideboard (1 to 1.5 hours) Food and storytelling on the theme of the Pas.
~7 pm start clean-up
~8 pm sponsors pick up their items.
~9 pm event closes for day trip event / old style SCA after-revel for camping event with Saturday stay.
Brunch of leftovers and general socializing
Finish cleaning site and go home
Getting Started as an Guild Member:
1) Decide you are Interested.
2) Decide how you would like to interact. Potential Options: Join the PPF-Burgundy Facebook Group. Join the Perfectly Period Feast Yahoo Group. Take a class or workshop - list of upcoming classes here. Teach a class or workshop. We have a wish list of topics already developed. Whether you teach one of those or something else that captures your interest, you can add any PPF-Burgundy related class or workshop taught at any venue to the calendar by filling out the simple form here. Start some research - contact the Guildmistress if you would like some suggestions. Participate in fundraisers - let the autocrat know if you have ideas.
Research and Refinement Phase:
Currently, various guildmembers are exploring their favortie subject areas, experimenting with ideas and implementation, and refining their thoughts. If there is an area you are insterested in exploring, please let the Guildmistress or Autocrat know and we will be happy to help you get on track and to help you share your information with others.
We are trying to compile a list of PPF related, potentially loanable items for the big day and for anyone looking to through a test feast in preparation. If you have items to loan, you can add them to the database by filling out form here. If you are looking for items to borrow, that information is housed here.
Fundraising and Donations:
The Finanicial Committee would like to thank our Donors:
Mistress Else Hunrvogt, Lady Cynthia Fairfax
Pinterist Pages for Material Goods
- Chairs - Western Europe 1450-1470
- Jewelry - Extent 15th Century Europe
- Trestle Tables 1450-1470
- Tableware and settings 1450-1470
From Arts and Sciences Tournament - June 2015
From Collegium - November 2014
From Arts and Sciences Tournament - June 2014
- Preliminary Overview Slides
- Preliminary Philosophy
- Preliminary Event Schedule and Layout.
- Preliminary Pre-Event Class Wish List