Guests: I agree with Artsy, you dear reader would naturally be invited. Also would be my writer's group. My spiritual twin, she's a painter, but let's me use her art on my covers, and is my fiercest critic.
Attire: Men wear a plain linen tunic with short sleeves in color of choice. Women wear a stola with V neck or Chiton with a square neck and silver or gold cord under breasts and crossed between them. Fabric can be linen, cotton, or silk with many colors and patterns.
Beverage: Wine, ale, Meade, tea or coffee.
the appetizer is fresh fruit: grapes, cherries, apricots, sliced apples. Between courses, servants bring a bowl of water with roses floating to wash your hands, and then dry on paper towel.
Vegetables: carrots, fresh asparagus, radishes, cherry tomatoes, cut celery stuffed with strawberry crème cheese.
Entrée: Cut pieces of chicken, beef, pork, lamb, mutton, shrimp, scallops, oysters, filets of cat fish. trout.
Dessert: Ice cream: Vanilla, Spumoni. The only course using a spoon.
Conversation: The latest book each person has read or the one they currently writing.