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You are invited to attend the RIBA Exeter Branch Christmas event on Tuesday 6 December 2016 in the historic setting of Powderham Castle. Wine and dine in the historic State Dining Room.
The Earl of Devon will guide you around this spectacular castle with its marble hall, impressive mahogany staircase and stunning music room.
Over 600 years of history can be discovered within the walls of one of Devon's oldest family homes. Powderham came to the Courtenay family in the dowry of Edward I’s granddaughter, and her son, Sir Philip Courtenay, began building the Castle in 1391. It has remained in the family to this day, and recently became home to the new Earl & Countess of Devon, the 28th generation to move in.
Powderham Castle is a fortified manor house situated within the parish and former manor of Powderham. The original building on the site was a fortified manor house and the appellation "castle" was added probably no earlier than the 17th century.
The interior has a mixture of medieval features and fine 18th century decoration. It is a Grade I listed building. The park and gardens are Grade II* listed in the National Register of Historic Parks and Gardens.
MenuDrinks reception canapés
Duck pancakes with cucumber, spring onion and hoisin
Red onion tarte tatins with fresh thyme V
Mini Yorkshire puddings with beef and horseradish
Starters - please select one*
Kiln roast salmon and quail egg salad with sour cream dressing
Onion, goat's cheese and thyme filo tartlets with rocket salad V
Mains - please select one*
Pot roast Guinea fowl in a lemon cream, white wine and thyme sauce
Celeriac and chestnut pie with Cumberland sauce V
Desserts – please select one*
Brown sugar meringues with poached pears, toasted pecans, maple syrup and melted chocolate V
Mango sorbet and coconut ice cream terrine with strawberry and lime sauce V
Coffee/mint tea and home made chocolate
RIBA Branch will provide a choice of wines and soft drinks on arrival and during the meal.
We are pleased to have the generous support of Ibstock for this event.
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RIBA Exeter Branch
The Exeter branch of The Royal Institute of British Architects, (RIBA).
Our Mission: To champion better buildings, communities, the environment, architecture and our Exeter Branch Members.