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Perfectly Period Feast - Burgundy Guild

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.  

All interested folks are welcome to participate in the guild at whatever their interest level.  Currently, various guildmembers are exploring their favorite subject areas, experimenting with ideas and implementation and refining their thoughts.  

Want to join in on the fun?  Join us in teaching or taking a class or workshop.  Need an idea for a class to teach?  A wish list of classes is available here.  Interested in finding resourses? Guildmembers have already completed several classes.  Class notes and other educational materials can be found below.  Want a social media connection?  Follow along or share resources on the PPF-Burgundy Guild Facebook Page or  Perfectly Period Feast Yahoo Group.    Have an area you are interested in exploring, but want some assistance?  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.  

If there is anything we can do to aid you in "Doing Art" for this project, please do not hesitate to contact us.

 Mistress Flidais Ni Eitigen  - Guildmistress
 Mistress Else Hunrvogt - Autocrat and Webminister of this page   
 Sir Heinrich von Melk.- Exchequer  

Upcoming Classes and Workshops
 

Overview Schedule for the PPF Event in Fall 2017 or click for a more complete event outline

Friday afternoon/evening

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.

Saturday

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.
 

Sunday morning

Brunch of leftovers and general socializing

Finish cleaning site and go home.

Educational Materials

Pinterist Pages for Material Goods

From Mini-Collegium and Arts Practice - March 2016

  • The Brazen Burgundian - The website of Master Charles de Bourbon - 15th Century Burgundian and French Costuming resources.  

From Collegium - November 2015

From the Spoon Casting Workshop - August 2015

From Arts and Sciences Tournament - June 2015

From Collegium - November 2014

From Arts and Sciences Tournament - June 2014

From the Knowne World Costuming Symposium - 2009 (Resources shared with the Guild)

Administrative Materials

 

Fundraising and Donations

The Financial Committee would like to thank our Donors:

  • Mistress Else Hunrvogt
  • Lady Cynthia Fairfax

**************If you are interested in making a donation or running a fundraiser, please contact the Exchequer