November 30, 2010

What the Dickens?

Steampunk being a fantasy world with strong Victorian elements, one can take liberties with the standard British fare of the era.
Dickens Fair being a Victorian Christmas bazaar set in modern America, some liberties are apparently called for as well.
For all those who came to see and be seen in period costume, to buy gifts for oneself or others, and to be generally entertained by games, music, performance and the overall atmosphere, many food choices present themselves.  Traditional pub grub like bangers and mash, fish and chips, and meat pies can be found at stalls adjacent to the more exotic Greek and Italian offerings. Fresh roasted chestnuts and mulled cider call the season to life (even while in the faux outdoors, inside the heated venue).  But modern coffees and chai can also be had.  Or, for the purist, tea. And for a splurge, high tea at 4pm. Lovely - just lovely.

1 comment:

A. Biggs, PR Maven, original Dickens Fair, San Francisco said...

Wonderful to see this commentary! Will you be attending Dickens Fair Dec 11&12 for our official Steam Explorer's Weekend? We invite you to attend, or RSVP and Invite Friends by way of our official "Meet Us At Dickens Fair" Facebook event page! -DF10 PR Maven