Eating Antiquity Supper Club – A Christmas Carol

December 14
7:00 - 9:30 pm
Eating Antiquity Supper Club – A Christmas Carol

Awbury Arboretum presents a new supper club, Eating Antiquity: Delicious Meals from Historical Recipes, co-hosted by local chef and food history buff, Claire Phelan. The food is free, the supper club experience is not. All proceeds go to benefit Awbury Arboretum.

Awbury Arboretum’s Eating Antiquity Supper club presents:


December 14, 2017

$40 per person for 5 historical courses

This event is limited to 20 seats, takes place at the Francis Cope House (1 Awbury Rd, Phila, PA) and is BYOB.

Join your neighbors for a festive banquet inspired by the sumptuous holiday dishes detailed in Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. Relive the warmth and good cheer of Fezziwig’s holiday dance with his thickly-sliced, herb-rubbed Cold Roast- and bring cold beer to wash it down. Luxuriate in the Ghost of Christmas Present’s bounty, from “cherry-cheeked apples and luscious pears” to candied exotic fruits and nuts. Finally sample The Cratchit family’s tender roast goose stuffed with sage and onion, and drizzled in Mrs. Crachit’s “hissing hot gravy” – and more!

All recipes used date from the mid-1800s.


GHOST OF CHRISTMAS PAST Roast Beef, with Potato Snow & Beetroot Potted Pork with Juniper & Thyme

GHOST OF CHRISTMAS PRESENT Goose with Bread Sauce Christmas Pudding

THE END OF IT Smoking Bishop: Mulled Wine Punch

Chef Claire Phelan started throwing pop-up dinners for fun a few years ago, which developed into starting her own catering and private cooking service. While Chef Claire’s current day job is cooking for a Penn sorority, her real love is connecting people through intimate themed events featuring healthy and inventive meals.

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Chef Claire’s pop-ups have previously been featured on VICE, as well as neighborhood newspaper, Chestnut Hill Local. Check out Chef Claire’s website or join her Instagram following to see her food and events.

This event is sold out.