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And $15 is a CHEAP site fee in most other Kingdoms as well (not including
the various feast fees, included & not). ;-)

-Eo

On Tue, Feb 24, 2015 at 2:43 PM, Alexandra (Shandra) Vazquez de Granada <
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> As a note, feast included in a site fee is apparently common in other
> kingdoms...  Seems to be a bit of IKA at work here as well.
>
> ~Shandra
>
>  -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: Re: [CALONTIR] Fwd: [B3R List] Chieftains Menu Update
> From: Caitlin Smith <[log in to unmask]>
> Date: Tue, February 24, 2015 1:49 pm
> To: [log in to unmask]
>
> If you mean seeing me specifically, Gwen, no.  I meant the "bummer" part,
> too--the principle of being forced to pay for a feast, even an inexpensive
> one, pissed off my other driver too much.  (Not certain myself it's much
> different from paying a higher site fee because a site with a kitchen is
> more expensive, but I suppose everyone's principles have a different
> cut-off for "acceptable.")
> Good luck with the event, though, and I'll be hitting up Hanne for details
> afterwards.
>
> -Ingibiƍrg
>
>
> On Tue, Feb 24, 2015 at 7:28 AM, Gwendolyn <[log in to unmask]>
> wrote:
>
>> I'm glad you like it. As a vegan, I know that I am restricted from eating
>> many things on the table, but Rowan has done a wonderful job of trying to
>> accommodate various dietary restrictions and making herself available to
>> those with concerns. I'm sure I won't leave hungry. Ingredients will be
>> clearly labeled on the back side of the labels for each dish, so going to
>> the side board should be easy. And adding $5 to the site fee to include
>> dinner is cheaper than even running for a fast food value meal for dinner.
>> We all have to eat, and this provides an opportunity for people who might
>> not normally try feast or medieval foods to do so on their own terms at a
>> really affordable price. See you there!
>>
>> Gwendolyn
>> Sent from my iPhone
>>
>> On Feb 23, 2015, at 10:46 PM, Caitlin Smith <[log in to unmask]>
>> wrote:
>>
>> I think it's exciting that lately we've seen groups experimenting with
>> different format/presentation ideas for feasts, such as the noon feast at
>> Spring Coronation, and this integrated one at Chieftains.  Especially since
>> the theme for this Chieftains is the Carnevale di Venezia, combining the
>> food with entertainment that is ongoing and participatory (rather than
>> occasional and passive) seems brilliant.  Bummer the feast fee is tacked on
>> to site fee, but it does look like they're doing a conscientious job
>> including some options for those with diet restrictions (a menu like this,
>> where my husband could try a quarter of the dishes, is rare.)
>>
>> Also really cool they picked as a theme an event that happened around
>> this time of year.  Not that I'd want all events should conform to such
>> (March events needing to be pre-Christian or late period to offer cheese or
>> eggs?  Bleah.) just that it kinda adds to the magic when there's an event
>> that does pull it off.
>>
>> Thinking about food this time of year... if a "lacto-vegetarian" diet
>> includes no animal products besides dairy, does that make the medieval
>> lenten diet "pisci-vegetaian?" :)
>>
>> Ingibiƍrg
>>
>>

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