The lavish, post-WWI England dining scenes in the PBS television series Downton Abbey appeal to chef Chip Roman of Blackfish restaurant in Conshohocken. He also happens to be a history buff.
Blackfish will re-create a luxurious dinner party typically enjoyed by the Crawley clan on Sunday, Feb. 24, the week after the finale of Season 3. It also will be reprised Monday, Feb. 25. <canceled
In the spirit of Roman's Titanic-last-meal he served last April, this repast will be a blow-out: seven refined courses, to be introduced by an amuse-bouche and concluding with petits fours. Plates speak to the aristocratic palate, with delicacies of the sea, a luscious soup, fowl and wild game that would be routinely hunted on the grounds of the real-life Highclere Castle that is the stand-in for Downton Abbey itself. “
The dinner will cost $100 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Reservations are required. Open seating begins at 4:30PM and will continue to 10PM. Tables will be sat at intervals to ensure adequate timing and spacing of service. Diners are encouraged (but not required) to dress formally or as if they were guests at a Downton Abbey function. The restaurant has a BYOB policy, so guests can utilize the menu below when considering beverage pairings.