Salamagundy for starters, anyone?
Fancy dining with Newton, or the next best thing?
A celebratory themed festival banquet in the elegant surroundings of Harlaxton Manor comes straight from the history books, thanks to food historian Annie Gray.
Diners at the Festival Heritage Banquet on September 22 will join Gravity Fields scientists and speakers and there is even an invitation to come dressed in 17th century period costume.
Harlaxton Manor catering manager Tony Sheridan has worked with Annie Gray to create a delicious menu adapted for modern diners from recipes of the past, such as salamagundy for starters - a traditional dish devised in 1758 with finely minced white meats, eggs and capers.
It's part of a four course menu with a main course of chicken fricassee, another favourite dish of the time, with tickets at £45.
Newton's lifetime spanned a brilliant period in English food, with ingredients from the New World, butter and cream in wider cookery use with exotic foods appearing on the menu.
It saw the advent of the dining room and fine dining becoming the mark of gentility. Cookery books were published at a rate never before seen, including, by 1670 the first female-authored cookbooks!