Bracebridge Dinner: A Holiday Feast

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IF you’re looking for a taste of 17th century England then the Ahwahnee’s Bracebridge Dinner is for you. The Bracebridge has been a holiday tradition in the park since 1927 and combines romantic, period dress with exceptional food and a good time.

The Bracebridge Dinner is a unique Ahwahnee Christmas tradition of grand proportion. Held annually since 1927, the event transforms The Ahwahnee into a 17th century English manor for a feast of food, song and mirth. The inspiration for this ceremony was Washington Irving’s Sketch Book that described Squire Bracebridge and English Christmas traditions of that period. (Yosemite Park.com)

Last years menu included:

The Relish

Mushrooms a la grecque, Medley of Cured Olives, Marinated Baby Artichokes,
Pickled Baby Carrot Trio, Pickled Quails Eggs, Caviar

The Soup

Roasted Butternut Squash “Mulligatawny”
Tart Apple, Pumpkin Seed Cracker

The Fish

Chilled, Herb Grilled Gulf Coast Jumbo White Prawns
Cucumber Seaweed Salad
Fresh Tomato Horseradish Coulis, Parsley Emulsion

Peacock Pie

Wild Mushroom Ragout
Truffle Julienne, Pheasant Dumplings, Seared Squab Breast

Baron of Beef and Boar’s Head

Pistachio Crusted Angus Beef Tenderloin
Sweet Potatoes Dauphinoise
Haricot Vet, Orange Glaze Baby Beets
Béarnaise Demi-glace

Salad

Baby Spinach, Frisee, Baby Red Endive
Poached Crimson Pear, Sonora Gold Mineshaft Aged Blue Cheese Custard
Dried Cranberry Vinaigrette

Pudding and Wassail

Plum Pudding with Hard Sauce, Hot Mulled Cider, Assorted Holiday Cookies and Chocolates

More information is available on the Yosemite Concessionaires website or by calling 559.253.5635.

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