Oh Glorious Day………it is time for the Downton Abbey Supper Club at Camp Lucy!
Preparations had been ongoing for weeks for this most anticipated event…
Remember Camp Lucy from the last Supper Club – East Meets West? CLICK HERE to see that post…
Every time we arrive at the gates of Camp Lucy we feel like Alice going through the Looking Glass into a magical world…
We had to stop and admire the beautiful creek that runs through Camp Lucy as we crossed the bridge…
We came to the top of the hill and found our way to the most luxurious cottages on the planet
Beautiful – Simple – Elegant
A quick nap and then up to dress for the evening…….
Husband wore is Black Mink for the evening
Our friends stayed in a Cottage across the way and came over so that we might walk to the festivities together…
Off to Ian’s Chapel we went.. the original chapel, pavilion, and events hall, along with surrounding gardens, stone terrace, arch, and great lawn are collectively known as Ian’s Chapel to honor Whit’s son who not only sparked this grand adventure, but also left this world far too soon on December 23, 2011….
Upon entering the Great Hall we are whisked into Downton Abbey…
Elegance, Grace, Charm, Pure Delight….the room a buzz with excitement and conversation…
What a grand adventure we have embarked upon…
Our Hosts, Whit and Kim Hanks, so gracious ….
After delightful cocktails and hors d’oeuvres around the massive fireplace…
…….we are seated for dinner……be still my heart…
As the song goes……….”these are a few of my favorite things”
We begin with Fried Oyster with Celery and Bacon Cream and Caviar and Sorrel Coulis paired with Deviled Quail Egg and Pickled Red Onion
Followed by……Butternut Sage Bisque with Cranberry Brie Croustade..
Oh …………did I mention Wine……lovely, lovely Wine…
The Room was filled with the clinking of glasses and joyous laughter…
Oh my I was so busy with the wine that I forgot to photograph the salad!! Watercress and Fennel with Stilton-Leek Tartine and Rhubarb Vinaigrette…
Now the Entrée ….Herb Tournedos of Beef and Truffle (yes I said truffle) Madeira Jus
Asparagus with Hollandaise and (get ready for it) Chive Popovers with Foie Gras Butter
Oh swoon…….would that this would never end……but alas here comes dessert….
Floating Islands with Shaved Black Plum, Grand Marnier Anglaise and Salted Pistachio Brittle AND Sticky Toffee Pudding..
……oh yes and did I mention wine….
What is most delightful about these Supper Clubs at Camp Lucy is that the evening is never rushed and guests walk and mingle during dinner, fully enjoying the experience…..here is husband with our lovey hosts ….
New friends were made, selfies were taken
A most lovely and enjoyable Downton Abbey Evening at Camp Lucy
If you are ever driving on 290 between Johnson City and Austin, Texas …..you MUST stop by Camp Lucy
A Most Magical Place
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Such magnificence. Such glory. Such enchantment. The excitement. I held my breath as I followed you two through this once-in-life time dinner. Tinny and August – you were elegance personified. Beau Brummell would have been pea green with envy. My ruby slippers were clicking with delight!!
Oh Virginia! We spoke of you all evening long……our friends, Larry and Margo, know you as if you were part of our family. They even said: I bet Larry and Virginia would love this party. You were with us in our hearts, my love. It was a most magical evening……but there is more to the story and I shall email you the tidbits…..
You do have another career waiting to be enjoyed by many. Thought I was back at camp Lucy.
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Thank you my dearest friend.
Excellent post with fine pictures. Thank You for this sharing.
My best to You
Thank you! We had such a marvelous time. Thank you for your visit and kind words.
What an enchanted evening! I could hardly believe you were in Texas. You and Augustine were an elegant couple. Thank you for sharing!!!!!
Thank you so much Jo Nell! It was quite a magical evening.
Aren’t you the swells!
I felt like the downstairs maid stealing a peep at life Upstairs. All this and sticky toffee pudding too — heaven!
Oh….hahahaha, you gave me a chuckle! It was quite the lovely evening. Whit and Kim have created a most amazing place.
What a memorable event and the two of you were surely the most elegantly attired.
I hope you had a wonderful Christmas… & New Year! Such a beautiful event. 🙂
Oh yea… & Jane says hi! 😉