The Lang House Bed and Breakfast (formerly Cat's Cradle) plans to host a holiday dinner party themed after PBS's hit show Downton Abbey 6 p.m. Tuesday Dec. 17 at 7421 N. Sheridan Rd.
Complete with a butler, attendees can expect roasted chestnut soup, herbed shortbread, individual duck pies and figgy pudding. Tickets are $35 per person and include a tour of the 1919 prairie-style, four-square home situated next to the Frank Lloyd Wright designed Emil Bach House.
Downton's Mrs. Eaton is played by Ellie Carlson and Mr. Howe is played by Mark Howe of Ellie Presents and Sweet Symphonie Custom Catering. They are Caterers in Costume and have been presenting Downton Abbey-themed Cooking Classes and events for the past year. Interested attendees may also participate in food preparation, learning how to make dishes from Mrs. Eaton. Men who might wish to enter service can be instructed by Mr. Howe as to how to perform the tasks of footmen and butlers.