The smell was quite disgusting. Large, rotten fish were laid on handsome silver platters; cakes, burned charcoal black, were heaped on salvers; there was a great maggoty haggis, a slab of cheese covered in furry green mould and, in pride of place, an enormous grey cake in the shape of a tombstone, with tar-like icing forming the words, Sir Nicholas de Mimsy-Porpington, died 31st October, 1492. (Book 2: UK 102, US 133)
Sir Nicholas de Mimsy Porpington’s Deathday Menu
Halloween 2016 marked Sir Nicholas de Mimsy-Porpington (lol, that name)’s 524th Deathday, and we wanted to celebrate in style! We decided to recreate Nearly Headless Nick’s 500th Deathday feast, which featured …
Did it measure up?
Yes! Even the dishes that didn’t turn out super-tasty added to the authenticity of the feast — after all, there was nothing edible at Nick’s 500th Deathday.
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