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Capitol Eatery Feast Offers ‘Knight’ of Renaissance Fun

The dining area in Dauphin Hall, adorned and armored for a Renaissance Feast
The dining area in Dauphin Hall, adorned and armored for a Renaissance Feast
Getting into the festive spirit are (from left) students Melissa R. Furber-Tennyson, of Hawley; Breanna M. Fieger, of Reading; and Mason D. Byers, of Lancaster.
Getting into the festive spirit are (from left) students Melissa R. Furber-Tennyson, of Hawley; Breanna M. Fieger, of Reading; and Mason D. Byers, of Lancaster.
Succulent fare included smoked turkey legs, fit for a king (and queen).
Succulent fare included smoked turkey legs, fit for a king (and queen).
A true Renaissance man is Dennis C. Greenaway, of Clinton County – known as Denys the Decadent in the Society for Creative Anachronism – who talks with students about the period ... and his skill with a crossbow.
A true Renaissance man is Dennis C. Greenaway, of Clinton County – known as Denys the Decadent in the Society for Creative Anachronism – who talks with students about the period … and his skill with a crossbow.
Appropriately dressed for dinner are Ryan O. Fowler, of Tunkhannock, and Stephanie C. Myers, of Catawissa.
Appropriately dressed for dinner are Ryan O. Fowler, of Tunkhannock, and Stephanie C. Myers, of Catawissa.

The managers of the Capitol Eatery transformed the dining hall for a Renaissance Feast from 4-6 p.m. Tuesday, with a themed menu, decorations, music and special visitors to meet and greet dinner guests as they entered the “Grand Hall.” Dennis C. Greenaway, a medieval weapons specialist/educator, wore chain mail and brought a 20-pound metal helmet and two crossbows for “show and tell” with students. Patrons were urged to come in costume and to bring their appetite – the menu included smoked turkey legs and wings, braised beef short ribs, corn dogs, corn on the cob, zucchini boats, fried pickles and apple dumplings – with special permission to eat without silverware!
Photos by Caleb G. Schirmer, student photographer

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