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Taillevent, a chef in Gombervaux castle and his royal feast

Duke de Berry's Book of Hours | Art Gallery ErgsArt / Public domain
Castle Festivities Charles V of France Gombervaux castle

Some said that Gombervaux was emperor Charlemagne’s estate, where he went hunting... well, we don’t know!

But one thing is sure: famous royal cook Guillaume Tirel, nicknamed Taillevent, cooked a real feast for king Charles V, when he visited the castle in 1367!

Constables Olivier de Clisson and Bertrand Du Guesclin were here too.

They had a feast here, when they came to sign the treaty of Vaucouleurs with dukes of Lorraine and of Bar!

They served 5 sittings, each one composed of several meals: venaison de sanglier en souppes (soup of boar), sabourot de poussins (a meal made with poultries), darioles de cresme fricts (kind of cream cake)...

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