The Festivalâ€™s most exclusive event:
The Pleasure Feast â€“ Tournament of Flavors
The Pleasure Feast at the annual Arizona Renaissance Festival is a five-course one-and-a-half-hour dinner and comedy show that is the most exclusive event within the larger festival entertainment program. With Feast Hall seating at 12:00pm, and again at 2:30 pm, only 200 of an average daily attendance of 14,000 may partake of the two special feasts each festival day.
Feast guests are treated like royalty as the Chefâ€™s kitchen crew and the Feast Masterâ€™s boisterous serving wenches and knaves dish up a roaring good time.
A roaming feast throughout the kitchens and pubs of the elaborate 30-acre European village has always been an integral part of the Renaissance Festival appeal. The Pleasure Feast is a sit-down, full service, and good cheer dinner theater experience within the event.
This medieval theme park has â€œThe Village Greenâ€ with a chapel for weddings, a reception tent for outdoor parties and special events, and the manor hall for The Pleasure Feast â€“ all designed to accommodate a growing demand for Renaissance-themed parties and corporate events enjoying the festivalâ€™s very unique atmosphere.
The Pleasure Feast begins with music and comedy introductions while the audience enjoys an appetizer consisting of grilled shrimp and chorizo in a Romesco sauce, assorted Spanish cheeses, Spanish prosciutto-wrapped fresh fig, Manchego cheese stuffed dates, pastry baskets stuffed Queen olive, Mediterranean sausage roulade, spiced shelled pistachios, orange slices, and fresh honeycomb cube.
The Feast Master proceeds to introduce the delicious garlic soup and the salad course, and then the meats; Leg of Lamb seasoned with salt, cinnamon, and smoked paprika. Or, your choice of Quartered Chicken glazed with stewed peaches and brandy roasted in a mix of spices and fresh herbs along with Spanish white wine accompanied by gold potatoes mashed with roasted cream corn, sour cream, and butter.
All of the courses are accompanied by ample drink, a side order of live music and raucous variety entertainment. (The humor is risquÃ© and wildly funny).
The one-and-a-half-hour production concludes with a decadent bread pudding while the Feast Hall staff continues to dish up their emphasis on play-acting as well as serving.
Admission to the five-course Pleasure Feast is $83.50 per person, which includes $30 festival admission for all park events, the one-and-a-half-hour five-course dinner, and show, plus a souvenir limited edition toasting tankard to take home.
Feast Hall reservations are recommended and can be made by calling 520-463-2600. The 2022 Feast menu and reservation link can be found at https://www.bigtickets.com/events/arizonarenfest/azrf-2022/
The Arizona Renaissance Festival celebrating 34 Years of Cheers is a unique combination of outdoor theater, circus, arts and crafts fair, a jousting tournament, and feasting opens on February 5 for eight consecutive weekends; Saturdays, Sundays, and Presidentsâ€™ Day Monday through April 3, 2022.
Provided by Renaissance Festival