History's greatest banquets

Ed Caesar of the Independent celebrates the arts of cookery and gluttony by reviewing history's top ten greatest banquets.

Included in the list are:

  • THE MEDICI WEDDING Florence, 1600
  • THE FIELD OF THE CLOTH OF GOLD Balinghem, 1520
  • NICOLAS FOUQUET'S FÊTE WORSE THAN DEATH Vaux-le-Vicomte, 17 August 1661
as well as first century Roman, 19th century British and modern events.