By Chelsea Karnash
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Still reeling from the death of Lady Sybil? Annoyed at footman-wannabe Alfred for being so blind to kitchen maid Daisy’s love? Ready to rip your hair out at the end of each episode that poor Mr. Bates is still stuck in that godforsaken prison?
On Feb. 24th, fans of the WWI-era British television drama Downton Abbey can dine and discuss in style a la Lady Mary and kin. That’s when Chef Chip Roman, of Conshohocken’s much-acclaimed Blackfish, will channel his inner Mrs. Patmore to prepare a special seven-course Downton–themed dinner.
Roman, who recently served a Titanic-themed meal to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the ship’s sinking, will be slaving away in the kitchens to prepare aristocratic specialties like the ‘Downton Crabbey’ (blue crab galette with Belgian endive and foie gras), roasted quail and a very chichi sounding “île flottante” — described as a floating island with crème anglaise and raspberry coulis – for dessert.
The dowager-worthy dinner will have open seating from 4:30 to 10 p.m. and will set you back $100 (plus tax and gratuity) – chump change unless you’ve lost all your money on the Canadian railways. And of course, guests are strongly encouraged – but not required – to dress formally, or face the wrath of Mr. Carson.
For more information, visit: www.blackfishrestaurant.com