"Sinews snapped, and bone-joints broke
And Beowulf gained the glory of battle!"
Roast shoulder of pork or shoulder ham (depending on availability), with honey-mustard glaze.
Savory white cabbage
Sweet red cabbage
Oyster-hlafas -- cream cheese whipped with chopped smoked oysters and served in a bread boule.
"Then he found himself in a fearsome hall
Where the water came not to work him hurt,
But the flood was stayed by a sheltering roof.
There in the glow of the firelight gleaming
The hero had view of the huge sea-troll..."
Herb-rubbed roast beef (fennel, cracked black pepper, garlic and coarse salt)
Sausage-stuffed baked apples
_geld_ of carrots and parsnips
"Then the baleful stranger belched fire and flame,
Burned the bright dwellings--the glow of the blaze
Filled hearts with horror. The hostile flier
Was minded to leave there nothing alive."
Wine-tart of raisins and fresh grapes, and perhaps a bit of spectacle...
All Quotes from Beowulf, Transl. Charles W. Kennedy
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