Midway Christian Church is celebrating the Feast of the Epiphany Jan. 6, with a medieval menu prepared by chef Ouita Michel of the Holly Hill Inn in Midway. The feast will be served at the Midway University Piper Dining Hall at 6:30 p.m.
The Feast of the Epiphany, which dates to the 3rd century, today celebrates the manifestation of God in the birth of Jesus Christ and the visitation of the Three Wise Men, or Magi, to Jesus soon after his birth. Historically, the Epiphany also has marked the baptism of Christ and the miracle at Cana.
Michel said the feast will begin with the traditional parade of the boar's head, led by a bagpiper. The festive buffet will feature the roast hog stuffed with sausages; roasted onions with balsamic vinegar and honey; honey-roasted chicken; saffron rice pilaf; carrot pudding with currants and dates; sweet-and-sour cabbage and lentils; salad of lettuces, fennel, mint, parsley, flowers and egg; king cake; poached pears; and candied pine nuts. Appetizers include ancient Turkish flatbread, cheese and walnut dip, spiced toasted almonds, spelt bread and olives.
Entertainment will be provided Stirfry Musette.
Cost is $30, $15 ages 11-18, and free for children 10 and younger. Reservations are required; call Midway Christian Church at (859) 846-4102from 8:30 a.m. to noon Monday-Thursday or go to Midwaychristian.org. Receipt of payment guarantees reservation; because of demand, no refunds will be given. Midway University is located at 512 East Stephens Street in Midway.