Kitchen Confidential: How the Culinary Scenes for Downton Abbey Were Filmed

Please join us for a dinner talk by Dame CiCi Williamson from LDEI’s Washington, D.C., Chapter with photographs about the researching, styling, and filming of the food scenes for “Downton Abbey.” CiCi’s talk is based on an interview she did in London of Lisa Heathcote, the British food stylist who produced the foods for the six-year series. Also included in the presentation will be the history of Highclere Castle (site of the “Downton Abbey” estate); a comparison of the real Earls of Carnarvon with the fictitious Earl of Grantham and the Crawley family; and how the lavish food service of Victorian and Edwardian England influenced Downton Abbey tables.
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The dinner will be held in the heart of the Central West End at Mary Ann’s Tea Room, 4732 McPherson in a 1921 historical building that existed during the “Downton Abbey” period.

DATE: Wednesday, June 7, 2017
PLACE: Mary Ann’s Tea Room
4732 McPherson Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63108
(314) 361-5303
TIME: 6:00 to 6:45 p.m. Networking; 7:00 Dinner
PRICE: $40 for Members of Les Dames
$45 for non-members

RESERVATIONS can be made at:

For further information, please contact Marilyn Freundlich at 314-374-5881
Don’t delay! Tickets are limited!

PARKING: Street parking; most is metered.
McPherson Lot is within the same block and costs $4 in the evening.