Yesterday I hosted the Westport Young Woman's League monthly Gourmet Lunch with Kathie and Michelle. When trying to come up with a theme that wasn't the same old meal, we chose a Downton Abbey theme. After a bit of research, we settled on some of the suggestions from the Washington Post.
We had Pimm's cups; Trader Joe's carbonated lemonade, and some yummy desserts.
The desserts were delicious. Michelle made her famous Sticky Toffee Pudding
And she also made a beautiful Eton Mess.
But the best part came from our characters who showed up for the meal.
Kathie, Michelle and I dressed up as: Mrs. Patmore, Mrs. Hughes (love the keys at her waist!) and Carson.
Lady Grantham (aka Alyson) arrived and accepted a Pimms Cup from Carson.
It was great fun. If you're looking for a fun themed meal with friends - I highly recommed a Downton Abbey dining experience. We had a ball!