On May 3, 2009, the Victorian Studies Seminar attempted, after a year of working on food studies, to recreate a Victorian banquet. We used, for our model, menus taken from the archival work of Professors Helena Michie (Rice University) and Professor Robyn Warhol-Down (University of Vermont) on the life of George Scharf. Scharf, a frequent diner, and great recorder, had saved all of the menu cards from his many dinings, and we finally selected one of his dinners at Knole, the famous ancestral home of Vita Sackville-West. We used, insofar as they were available, period recipes, with suitable modifications. Our goal was, however, not to reproduce a meal as an artifact, but to reproduce a meal as an experience. This website acts as a partial record of that experience.