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Flynn Mansion High Style Coursed Dinners

  • 11121 Hickman Road | Urbandale, IA 50322
  • Presented By: Living History Farms
  • Dates: 3/4/2023, 3/9/2023, 3/10/2023, 3/11/2023, 3/16/2023, 3/17/2023, 3/18/2023, 3/23/2023, 3/24/2023, 3/25/2023, 3/30/2023, 3/31/2023
  • Location: Living History Farms
  • Start/End Time: 6:00 PM
  • Price: $80/person; $90/person for Members
  • Overview

    Thursday - Sunday evenings in March!

    We mean it when we say “high style.” In the 1870s, a dinner party was a chance to show that you had money—and that you knew the proper ways to spend it. Learn how Mrs. Ellen Flynn, the mistress of this mansion who was once a domestic servant, might have made an effort to impress others in Des Moines society. Take a seat in the elegant dining room and allow yourself to be waited on by servants in proper 1870s period clothing. Your host will share stories of Victorian entertaining you enjoy several courses presented in period style. Taste some of the unique staples of a Victorian meal while kitchen staff provide insights into 19th-century menu choices. After dinner, explore this historic Italianate home built in 1870. This special edition historic dinner will be presented only in March this year, so make sure you are on Mrs. Flynn’s guest list!

    • Guests meet at the Visitor Center at 6 p.m. and drive up the road to the mansion. Dinner begins at 6:30 p.m.
    • Table seats 12.
    • You may bring your own wine. Limit 1 bottle per 2 guests. No beer or liquor.
    • $80 members, $90 non-members.

    MENU: Smoked Oysters - Bacon Wrapped Oysters - Bacon Wrapped Dates - Vegetable Soup - Mayonnaise of Salmon - Pickled Vegetable Relish - Roast Pork Loin - Apple-Sage Dressing - Potatoes Duchesse - Seasonal Vegetable - Citrus Ice - Roast Fowl - Seasonal Salad - Orange Cake - Pineapple Preserves - Fruit and Cheese - Coffee