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THE SECOND MILLENIUM
Welcome to the year 1200 and to the Abbazia di San Pietro in Monte
for the celebration of the King of May.
In this Dark Age, when everything is subjected to great transformations,
we are entering an era of historical revolutions.
Warned by the prophecy of Holy Writ, we see clearer than daylight
that in the process of the Last Days,
as love waxed cold and iniquity abounded among mankind,
perilous times were at hand for men's souls.
" If, in our uncertainty, we must often err,
it may be sometimes better
to risk excess in rigour than in indulgence,
for then at least we do no injury by loss of principle "
Yet take heart!
For Justice has been Justice,
Mercy has been Mercy, Honor has been Honor, Good Faith has been
Good Faith, Truthfulness has been Truthfulness from the beginning.
Middle Age has given birth to great kings and valorous knights
there have been great battles and magniﬁcent victories.
Man has been guided by law, by order
and by a strong sense of responsability
and a greater belief in moral valor and moral principle.
Opinions may alter, manners may change, creeds rise and fall,
but the Moral Law is written on the tablets of Eternity...
in collaboration with
la tavola dei colori
"...in every sauce, savour or soup, you can put precious things, like gold, gems, or spices elected from
your own will..."
Medieval times...going back to discover researched and sumptuous techniques of a sophisticated
cuisine. Banquets for noble excess would keep busy for a long time armies of chefs, of slaves on the
purpose of obtaining a windmill of ﬂavours, of visual astonishments, of tastes, of colours, of unlikely as
well as hazardous combinations, adorable spices as well as unknown.
And again, table-cloths one on top of another, only to reach the perfect chromic match with food,
wooden dishes, personal knives and forks just introduced at the table (end of year '300). Those are
virtues and faults of an époque that has given birth to modern cuisine. Recreate and research things
that you don't cook from a long time is like a delicious plunge onto a table arranged as ancient times...
"KING OF MAY"
Crunchy leek soup
Hare in spezzatino with onions
Pheasant Ravioli pasta with sage sauce
Maccheroni pasta in Wine sauce
La De Romania
Chicken with pomegranate and almonds
Young veal in bread crunchy crust with porcini mushrooms
Rice cake with perfumed honey and mint
Perfumed violet wines
Milleventi | Me20'05
wish to thank:
Sir Peter Mullin for trusting me and my staff and giving me the possibility to realize such an
extraordinary medieval evening for the Sunset Club of Pasadena, California.
Fosca Moretti and La Tavola dei Colori for the commitment, the long research for the
menu and for making my guests wonder at every dish at this enchanting medieval banquet.
Mauro Branda and the Laus Nova for the music, the fun and dancing they put into Carmina
Burana, their exquisite voices and for the atmosphere they contributed to create.
Eugenio La Rosa and the Famaleonis for setting the medieval camp and for their great
performances of armored knights at tournement.
The flagthrowers - Sangemini for the grand performance, their coloured flags, the drums,
the trumpets, and for making my clients cry.
Caterina Betti from Negativo for have taken such impressive pictures of the whole event and
without whom I will never be able to explain my work.
Luigi Provenzani for his timing, his professionalism, and for taking my guests safely home.
My florist Paola who always supply me with the best flowers, and always guide
me through new experiences.
My staff | my angels for the care, patience, love, passion, ideas, and hard work they always
put in everything they do.
My husband Michele Ciribifera who always support me and my work and give me the power
and strenght to be better every day.
And all the people that have contributed to make this event another great success!
Goodbye from Milleventi's World AND Happy Entertaining!