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Downton Abbey Finale Season Vintage Banquet Immersive Experience
Lex 18 Supper Club
Asheville, NC
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Downton Abbey Finale Season Vintage Banquet Immersive Experience
This fabulous Downton Abbey Vintage Banquet Experience is designed for fans of America's favorite BBC series now in its finale season.  Guest experience an authentic aristocratic, exquisite, intimate, and yes fun interactive banquet complete with footmen and actors portraying most interesting guests. A viewing of that week's episode of Downton Abbey Season 6 follows a four course dinner and a short intermission with "prohibition" liquor, and is enjoyed with the fifth course of dessert, champagne and digestifs.

Since 2010, Downton Abbey has been nothing short of a phenomenon.  Last year Lex 18 sold-out each of its banquets to delighted guests from Asheville to California.  Starting this January 3, Downton Abbey will be airing its final bittersweet season in the new year of 1925 and concluding on Christmas Day 1926.   With the same exacting care, Lex 18's guests will be transported back in time to the fashion and culture in tandem with the episode.   This costumed affair is an extraordinary opportunity to experience the leisure and style of an aristocratic dinner accompanied by great conservation, good cheer and new acquaintances.

Space is limited to 18 guests.   Early ticket purchase is recommended for this extraordinary food, libation and immersive drama experience set in the grand style of one of the most watched and beloved Masterpiece programs in the world, Downton Abbey.  

This is the last year that Lex 18 will produce this event and it is a lifetime experience and memory not to be missed.  

REMAINING DATES & SPECIAL START TIME CONSIDERATIONS


  • Sunday Christmas Episode Finale* February 28 (Start time 6pm) - SOLD OUT
  • Tuesdays Christmas Episode Finale *March 1 (Start time 6pm) - - SOLD OUT
  • Wednesday Christmas Episode Finale* Repeat March 2 (Start time 6pm) SOLD OUT
  • Thursday Christmas Episode Finale* Repeat March 3 (Start time 6pm) SOLD OUT
  • SATURDAY Christmas Episode Finale* Repeat March 5 (Start time 6pm)
  • Sunday Christmas Episode Finale* Repeat March 6 (Start time 6pm) SOLD OUT

    VINTAGE BANQUET EXPERIENCE INCLUDES:

    • Classic Vintage Cocktail Hour
      Delight in period cocktails while socializing with members of the cast and guests.
      Enjoy a brief historical perspective of Asheville's music, culture and fashion during 1925 thru 1926

    • Five-Course Vintage Dinner (Menu changes each week, see example below)
      Two fine European wines paired with dinner
      An Intermission whiskey cordial tasting
      Champagne paired with dessert
      Coffee and Tea Service
      Cognac or Port

    • Interactive experience with characters fashioned after the Crawley family and Downton Abbey servants

    • Showing of Downton Abbey Season 6 episodes

    TICKETS:

      TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY ALL INCLUSIVE SEATS:
      Cocktails, Five-Course Dinner, Wine, Champagne, Liqueur
      Total Ticket Price - $85
      (footmen gratuity is not included)

      SUNDAY ALL INCLUSIVE SEATS:
      Cocktails, Five-Course Dinner, Wine, Champagne, Liqueur
      Total Ticket Price - $95
      (footmen gratuity is not included)

      TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY  CHRISTMAS FINALE ALL INCLUSIVE SEATS:
      Cocktails, Six-Course Dinner, Wine, Champagne, Liqueur
      Total Ticket Price - $95
      (footmen gratuity is not included)

      SUNDAY  CHRISTMAS FINALE ALL INCLUSIVE SEATS:
      Cocktails, Six-Course Dinner, Wine, Champagne, Liqueur
      Total Ticket Price - $105
      (footmen gratuity is not included)

      SATURDAY SPECIAL CHRISTMAS FINALE ALL INCLUSIVE SEATS:
      Cocktails, Six-Course Dinner, Wine, Champagne, Liqueur
      Total Ticket Price - $130
      (footmen gratuity is not included)

      THE SETTING:

        Lex 18's historic 1920s dining room is remodeled to a resplendent post-Edwardian style complete with all the finery from this popular historic era.  Centered under its gold ceiling, a 20-foot long banquet table is lavishly dressed in velvets with Royal Dalton and French Limoges china, lavish floral arrangements in crystal, silver candelabras, fine linens and vintage cut crystal water, wine and champagne glasses.   'Footmen' in tails and the head butler serve guests a five-course wine and champagne dinner from the menus of Downton Abbey.  The extravagant banquet is made all the more fabulous by 'hosts' personifying Asheville's version of the Crawley aristocracy and special visiting guest all very pampered by 'host's' lively servants.


        EVENING DETAILS:

          At 6:30pm the evening begins with vintage period cocktails. During the cocktail reception, guests are treated to an enlivening 10-minute presentation covering music, arts, fashion and culture of Asheville in 1925.

          At 7:10pm the butler will announce dinner.  In the style of an aristocratic banquet of the 1920's personalized place cards note where footmen will seat guest pairs across from one another.  This dinner affair includes a magnificent candlelit room set with beautiful china, fine silverware, crystal glasses, floral centerpieces and the leisurely feast classic of a grand manor.  Throughout the evening, Downton Abbey styled footmen are at the ready to serve an exquisite five-course meal resplendent with fine wines and champagne.

          During dinner, guests will interactively experience the characteristic wit of American aristocratic hosts similar to that of the Crawley family. Guest will witness and be drawn into titillating conversations and ambitions all deliciously set against the backdrop of 1925.

          A brief intermission includes an invitation by the American hosts to the bar for a moonshine cordial, while the table is redressed for the finale experience.  At 9:10pm guests are reseated for champagne and dessert complemented with silver service coffee and tea and, or, port and cognac service. The curtains then parts for the viewing of the week's episode of Season 6 Downton Abbey Masterpiece on our theatre screen.  At the conclusion of the program guests are invited to stay for conversation and gossip.

          DRESS:  

            This is a white tie optional formal dinner.  For gentlemen, if a tuxedo is not an option, then dark suit with tie or bow tie is acceptable.  For ladies, evening gown or vintage costume from the era is perfect.   For those with theatrical pleasures, this is an occasion where you may want to create or impersonate a persona from the 1920s.

            NOTICES AND DIETARY CONCERNS:  

              Each guest will receive event details and special information via email.  All tickets are non-refundable.  We apologize but we are unable to offer a lower price ticket for "without alcohol service".  Each Friday a welcome email with instructions and the menu will be emailed to guests. Guests are able to list food allergies and restrictions during the ticket purchasing or can call Lex 18 directly.  We accommodate all allergies and dietary restrictions.  For further information call 828.620.5404 or email Lex18 at lex18avl@gmail.com

              EXAMPLE MENU
              (Menu to change for each dinner event.)

                6:30pm to 7:10pm / Cocktail Service Menu
              • Bittersweet Mr. Bates Punch
              • Rosalind's Remedy
              • Duchess Dowager Tonic


              • 7:10pm to  9:00pm / Dinner Service Menu
                First Course
              • Mushroom Bisque
              • Paired with Bellula Chardonnay, Languedoc France

              • Second Course
              • Lobster Rissoles with Mousseline Sauce

              • Third Course
              • Beef Bourguignon, Parsnip Puree with French Haricot Verte
              • Paired with a Domaine de Chateaumar Cotes du Rhone, Rhone Valley, France

              • Fourth Course
              • Fennel & Orange Salad with Toasted Walnuts, Golden Raisins and Endive, Orange Vinaigrette
              • Paired with Bellula Chardonnay, Languedoc France

              • Intermission
              • Infused moonshine cordial at the host's bar

              • Fifth Course
              • Floating Islands with Lemon Scented Custard Sauce & Raspberries
                Paired with Louis de Grenelle Cremant de Loire "Platine", Loire Valley, France

              • 9:10pm / Advance Viewing of the next Episode of Downton Abbey Season 5
                Digestif Service
              • American coffee or English tea
              • Cognac or Port

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Location

Lex 18 Supper Club (View)
18 North Lexington Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801
United States


Categories

Arts > Performance
Arts > Theatre
Film > Movies
Music > Classical
Music > Jazz
Social > Adult
Social > LGBT

Minimum Age: 18
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!

Contact

Owner: Lex 18 Supper Club
On BPT Since: Nov 12, 2014
 
Lex 18
828-575-9494
lex18avl@gmail.com
http://lex18avl.com/

Q&A

Question: Does Alex 18 have a Downton Abby dinner on March 6? The date icon will not let me purchase tickets for that night
Answer: On January 20th, we will determine if sales merits adding this date - the probability is high that it will be added.


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