James Joyce dinner at Four Seasons Hotel Dublin

It’s not every day you get to dine with the dead.  Sign up for Four Seasons Hotel Dublin‘s “Discover Dublin” package and you’ll be treated to an authentic evening that leaps right off the pages of James Joyce‘s  famed short story, The Dead. You’ll feast as Joyce’s characters did, with the very same hearty menu. For dinner, you’ll enjoy chicken, spiced beef and baked ham with cloves and floury potatoes. For dessert, it’s plum pudding, custard with nutmeg, blancmange, red and yellow jellies, Samarian figs, peeled almonds, raisins and small chocolates.

All the details are plot-perfect, right down to the tabletop decor, which features a vase with stalks of celery and a pyramid of apples and oranges flanked by decanters of sherry and port. The soundtrack to this exclusive evening? A reading of Joyce’s work by an experienced scholar — and yes, he’ll even take requests and lead the group in discussion.

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