Jan Steen, The Dissolute Household
This is not unlike Gert’s family gatherings.
a fricasee of rabbits and chickens, a leg of mutton boiled, three carps in a dish, a great dish of a side of lamb, a dish of roasted pigeons, a dish of four lobsters, three tarts, a lamprey pie (a most rare pie), a dish of anchovies, good wine of several sorts…
a celebratory meal for Samuel Pepys and eight friends in 1663 on the fifth anniversary of his successful gallstone operation. I wonder if there were any leftovers?