List of dining events

This is a list of historic and contemporary dining events, which includes banquets, feasts, dinners and dinner parties. Such gatherings involving dining sometimes consist of elaborate affairs with full course dinners and various beverages, while others are simpler in nature.




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  • Bean-feast – was primarily an annual dinner given by an employer to his or her employees.[14] By extension, colloquially, it describes any festive occasion with a meal and an outing.[15]
  • Boar's Head Feast – a festival of the Christmas season
  • Commercium – a traditional academic feast known at universities in most Central and Northern European countries
  • Feast at Hong Gate
  • Feast of the Pheasant – a banquet given by Philip the Good, Duke of Burgundy on 17 February 1454 in Lille, now in France. Its purpose was to promote a crusade against the Turks, who had taken Constantinople the year before. The crusade never took place.
  • Feast of the Seven Fishes – an Italian-American celebration of Christmas Eve with meals of fish and other seafood.[16]
  • Karamu – a feast that takes place on December 31, the sixth day of the Kwanzaa period
  • Manchu Han Imperial Feast – one of the grandest meals ever documented in Chinese cuisine, it consisted of at least 108 unique dishes from the Manchu and Han Chinese culture during the Qing dynasty, and it is only reserved and intended for the Emperors. The meal was held for three whole days, across six banquets. The culinary skills consisted of cooking methods from all over Imperial China.[17]
  • Mesoamerican feasts – Feasts in Mesoamerica served as settings for social and political negotiations. Wealthy or royal families hosted feasts for the purpose of gaining loyalty and a strong image that would help them politically or socially in the future. People of every social status hosted feasts as a celebration of family and life.
  • Oyster Feast – the centrepiece of the annual civic calendar in the ancient borough of Colchester located in Essex in the East of England.
  • Supra – a traditional Georgian feast and an important part of Georgian social culture. There are two types of supra: a festive supra called a keipi and a sombre supra called a kelekhi, that is always held after burials.
  • Tableround – a traditional academic feast known at universities in most Middle and Eastern European countries. At a tableround, tables usually are placed in the form of a U or a W, the participants drink beer and sing commercium songs. A more formal form of the tableround is the commercium.


See also


  1. "Nobelfesten -Ceremonin". Retrieved 17 October 2014.
  2. "Nobelfesten - Festen". Retrieved 17 October 2014.
  3. "Get ready for Bracebridge, Yosemite's famous Christmas feast". Los Angeles Times. October 17, 2012.
  4. "Rock Dinner". July 15, 2013. Retrieved March 30, 2017.
  5. Dickson, James G. (1992). The Wild Turkey: Biology and Management. National Wild Turkey Federation. Harrisburg, PA: Stackpole Books. p. 10. ISBN 978-0-8117-1859-2.
  6. Frost, W.; Laing, J. (2016). Gastronomy, Tourism and the Media. Aspects of Tourism. Channel View Publications. p. 57. ISBN 978-1-84541-576-1.
  7. Milbauer, John A. "Wild Onion Dinners." Oklahoma History Center's Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture. (retrieved 2 March 2010)
  8. Gould, Louis L (28 November 2011). Theodore Roosevelt. USA: Oxford University Press. p. 45. ISBN 9780199797011. His first action in October 1901 was to invite the prominent black leader Booker T. Washington to dine at the White House. [...] When the news of the social event became public, southern newspapers erupted with denunciations of Roosevelt's breach of the color line.
  9. Lusane, Clarence (23 January 2013). The Black History of the White House. City Lights Publishers. p. 256. ISBN 9780872866119. LCCN 2010036925. Although the controversy eventually died down, its impact shaped White House politics for decades. No black person would be invited to dinner at the White House again for nearly thirty years
  10. Go to History of the WHCA (WHCA official website. Retrieved 2017-02-25.) and scroll down to "The Early Years (1914 - 1921)".
  11. "Unfounded Leak Leads to Modern WHCA by George Condon, former president of the WHCA". White House Correspondents' Association. Retrieved August 20, 2012.
  12. Delk, Josh (25 June 2017). "Trump breaks with tradition, forgoes Ramadan dinner". The Hill. Retrieved 25 June 2017.
  13. Samuels, Brett (6 June 2018). "Trump hosts first iftar dinner". The Hill. Retrieved 6 June 2018.
  14. Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Bean-Feast" . Encyclopædia Britannica. 3 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 573.
  15. From Merriam Webster Unabridged Dictionary
  16. Clark, Melissa (16 December 2013). "Surf's Up on Christmas Eve. Feasting on Fish to the Seventh Degree". New York Times. Retrieved 2013-12-30. It’s a Southern Italian (and now Italian-American) custom in which a grand meal of at least seven different kinds of seafood is served before midnight Mass The fish part comes from the Catholic practice of abstaining from meat on Christmas Eve, while the number may refer to the seven sacraments.
  17. Hoover, Michael. Stokes, Lisa, Odham. (1999). City on Fire: Hong Kong Cinema. Verso publishing. ISBN 1-85984-203-8
  18. "Forks & The Road: Hurling haggis for Robbie Burns Day". National Post. January 25, 2013. Retrieved 31 March 2017.
  19. "Last Supper. The final meal Christ with His Apostles on the night before the Crucifixion.", Cross, F. L., & Livingstone, E. A. (2005). The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church (3rd ed. rev.) (958). Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press.
  20. Luke by Fred B. Craddock 1991 ISBN 0-8042-3123-0 page 284
  21. Exploring the Gospel of Luke: an expository commentary by John Phillips 2005 ISBN 0-8254-3377-0 pages 297-230
  22. Luke 24
  23. Gospel figures in art by Stefano Zuffi 2003 ISBN 978-0-89236-727-6 pages 254-259
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