Preparations for a dinner
The First Course
At the top left in the covered dish are carrots. The top right is a plate of meat patties. The far end center is a platter of white chicken fricassee, In the middle is a ham with a furniture of brandied peaches. The closest center is a roast beef surrounded by pickled green beans. In the foreground on the left is a serving plate of pickled asparagus and in the foreground right is a cauliflower pudding.
The Second Course
Lighting is kept to a minimum which makes non flash photography problematic.
On the left in the covered bowl are brandied cherries. To the right of that are beetroot pancakes which are served with a sherry sauce. The top left corner has a dish of potted cheese and the top right is a plate of kickshaws, i.e. tarts filled with raspberry, strawberry, and apricot jam. On the elevate pedestal is a plate of rose water wafers. They are surround by syllabubs.
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