An Evening Inspired by Downton Abbey

Feb. 27, 2012
Thanks to volunteer photographer Sibyl Senters for these images.

BOSTON — More than 300 Downton Abbey fans came to One Guest Street last year to show their support of WGBH and enjoy An Evening Inspired by Downton Abbey. Partygoers came in costume and enjoyed food, fashion, and music from the Edwardian Era.
Susanne Simpson, senior producer at Masterpiece, welcomed guests, who learned about the styles of dress typical of the British aristocracy in the Edwardian era. Lasell College professors Lynn Blake, chair of the Fashion Department, and Jill Carey Arnow, professor and curator of the Lasell Fashion Collection spoke about that period in fashion and authentic dresses and accessories from the collection graced the WGBH atrium.
Massachusetts College of Art & Design students, wearing modern interpretations of Edwardian clothing, treated guests to a fashion show moderated by professor John Di Stefano. 
To add to the fun, the New England Brass Band performed in WGBH’s Fraser studio.
We know Downton Abbey fans will appreciate tips on how to recreate a six-course meal typical of an elegant British table. See the recipes below, as well as advice on where to purchase wines served at the event.

Try these recipes at home.

Where to buy wines featured at WGBH

Sherry provided by MS Walker
Available at most liquor stores

Chablis provided by Busa Wine & Spirits is available at the following Busa Wine & Spirit locations:

133 Mass. Ave. Lexington, MA
345 Main St. Reading, MA
180 B Cambridge St. Burlington, MA

Port provided by Quinta do Noval
Noval Black is available in the Boston area at the following locations:
Federal Wine & Spirits, Boston
Brothers Super Liquors, Boston
Bin Ends, Braintree, MA
Whole Foods Market, Dedham, MA
Vin Bin, Marlborough, MA
Beacon Hill Wine & Gourmet, Melrose, MA
Market Wine & Spirits, Salem, MA
Kappy’s Liquor Store with locations in Medford, Fitchburg, Danvers, Peabody, MA

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