Agincourt: a taste trip to the time of the troubadours

Agincourt: a taste trip to the time of the troubadours

On July 2 and 3, from 8 p.m. at the Center Azincourt 1415, two medieval banquets will be organized. During this trip to the heart of the Middle Ages, guests will let themselves be carried away by the flavors and melodies of another time.

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At the end of 2021, Christophe Gilliot and I visited Arkeos where we were able to meet Fabian Mullers, the Chief Operating Officer. During our exchanges, we put forward the idea of ​​organizing a medieval banquet “, explains Ludovic Hiltenbrand, manager of the Azincourt 1415 Center.

A 4-course banquet

Fabian Mullers is considered an archaeologist of taste. For more than 20 years, he has been studying the dietary practices of our ancestors and reproducing recipes thanks to manuscripts that have come down to us. ” The dishes that will be served during the 4 services are presented in several books from the 14th and 15th centuries. We are using recipes from Le Viandier de Taillevent, Le Mesnagier de Paris. The difficulty was to find a compromise between what was done in the Middle Ages and our contemporary vision of the meal. “says Fabian Mullers. He adds that ” during a banquet, there could be up to 6 services, but the guests did not have access to all the dishes, it depended on their rank in the noble hierarchy. There was indeed the high table and the low table “. The dishes will be accompanied by white and red hypocras, two medieval wine-based drinks.

Made from wine, hypocras is a drink with multiple flavours.
Made from wine, hypocras is a drink with multiple flavours.

Pranks, juggling and musical interludes

The Eutrapelia company, a Vosges theater company now well known in Agincourt, will be responsible for hosting these festive meals. ” We wish to present fabliaux and jokes to entertain the guests. And plunge the public into the atmosphere of medieval banquets by also offering juggling tricks. We will perform festive songs which will be accompanied by different period instruments such as the citole, the bagpipes or the bowed hurdy-gurdy. “, indicates Guillaume Huot-Marchand, one of the actors of the troop.

Full on Saturday. For Sunday, reservations until June 29 at 12 p.m. on 03 21 47 27 53 or [email protected] Prices: €30 adult and €20 child up to 16 years old.

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