It’s all art, it’s all craft, and there’s science and there’s poetry, music and light, flavor and texture, there’s fragrance and there’s the light bulb of an idea. Whether it’s food or drink that speaks to you, or painting or music, whether it’s a poem or dance, or in this case, theatre, we’re all cut from the same cloth. We love art. We love what people make with their hands and what they make with their brains. In January, we offer a salute to both. The Rogue Theatre will be presenting Isak Dinesen’s Babette’s Feast from January 12th through the 29th, and we at Feast will offer the meal from the play, its seven elegant courses, with its wine pairings, and not just once, but twice. As of the time of this posting, the original date- Sunday, January 15- is all but sold out, so we’ll do it a second time as well, on Sunday, January 22nd. Both events will be a fund-raising event for the Rogue, and both will begin immediately after their Sunday matinee performance, at 4:30 pm. Yes, it’s early. But one must pace oneself. It is, after all, a seven-course dinner.
AS OF JANUARY 11TH, THERE HAVE BEEN SOME CHANGES IN RESERVATIONS FOR THE DINNERS, SO THERE ARE NOW A FEW SEATS AVAILABLE FOR THE EVENT ON THE 15TH, AND TWO MORE ON THE 22ND. YOU CAN STILL ATTNED EITHER IF YOU’D LIKE.
Tickets may be purchased from the Rogue Theatre, and while they’re priced for a serious feast with serious wine pairings, they include tax, tip and a $100 donation to the Rogue Theatre. All told, it’s $375, and it supports two organizations you’re likely fond of, plus you get a very special meal out of it. You can purchase the tickets here. The menu, meanwhile, if you haven’t read or watched Babette’s Feast recently, is here:
Babette’s Feast Rogue Theatre fundraiser
Potage à la Tortue Simulée~ mock turtle soup (yes, we know the original feast offers turtle soup, but that was before turtles had been hunted to near extinction.)
NV Alvear Montilla-Moriles “Carlos VII” Amontillado Sherry
Blinis Demidoff~ buckwheat pancakes with Osetra caviar and sour cream
NV Veuve Cliquot “Yellow Label” Champagne
Caille en Sarcophage~ Roast quail in puff pastry with foie gras and truffle sauce.
2017 Daniel Rion Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru (Pinot Noir)
Endive salad~ Belgian endive, shaved fennel and Parmesan cheese in a shallot citronette.
Savarin au Rhum avec des Figues et Fruit Glacée~ (Rum sponge cake with figs and candied fruits.)
NV Laurent-Perrier Demi-sec Champagne
Assorted cheeses and fruits
2020 Château Roumieu Sauternes (Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon/Muscadelle)
Pierre Ferrand Ambré Cognac Grande Champagne, Premier Cru de Cognac
We hope you’ll join us for decadent food and drink, and for the support of the Rogue Theatre and the art that they bring to us season after season.