In the discussions for a Menu for the Banquet some
attention was paid to providing an historical link between then and now.
It was suggested that we could stew up some meat (type — whatever was
available) along with some root vegetables (probably swede) and serve
with a hunk of bread. There would be no potatoes — The Americas have not
yet been discovered by Europeans in 1415.
For dessert, there would be a pudding. suet essential and possibly some apple. Drinks would be beer (weak) and there may be some wine.
On reflection this Menu — though historically in keeping did not appeal to many of us at the table, therefore, the meal you are to be served has been 'inspired' by the times of Agincourt. England as a sea faring nation is represented in the choice of fish, while English national pride is present in the Beef and Yorkshire Pudding.
As you move on to the dessert there are the fruits available in Pas de Calais, smartly presented with the international and modern addition of ice cream.
The cheese however, is something special. It is made from goats that reside in the Azincourt countryside, feasting from the grass that lay on the battlefield. These goats are the descendants (possibly) of the goats that were there 600 years ago!
Alongside the meal are fine wines to compliment the food that would have brought the two sides of 1415 together in happy merriment.
Finally do enjoy these delights — for it is worth stating that the Chef is French, but he bears us no grudge.