COME DINE WITH MR PEPYS on Thurs 15th April 2021 at 6pm by Zoom
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Portrait by John Hayls in 1666[National Portrait Gallery]
Samuel Pepys prided himself on keeping a good table, especially after he set up home in Seething Lane in 1660, entertaining friends, relatives and patrons to repasts including ‘botarga’, roast swan, and at Christmas-time Elisabeth Pepys’ mince-pies, which took an entire day to create.
Pepys was also an habitué of London’s taverns and ‘ordinaries’, sampling and giving us his views on buttered ale, muscadet, and what we would know as Bristol cream sherry, as well as the latest crazes for coffee and ‘tay’. Come dine with Mr Pepys – it’s an invitation you won’t want to miss.
JACKY COLLISS HARVEY will tell us all about this. She worked in museum publishing for 20 years. She is the author of the bestseller RED: A History of the Redhead and The Animal’s Companion. Her most recent book is Walking Pepys’s London.