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Posted: January 29th, 2013

Dowager countess Downton AbbeyI won’t spoil anything that happens on Downton Abbey, but the grand finale episode in February will be cause for a party and a fun night in Erie’s historic abbey. Well not really — it’s the Watson Curtze mansion on West Sixth Street — but it is historic.

On Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, patrons at Watson Curtze will dine on a British-themed menu. Dinner will be followed by a live viewing of the season finale (which airs Feb. 17 on PBS) in the mansion’s planetarium.

Dinner will be held at 7:15 p.m. with the show airing from 9 -10 p.m.

Black or white tie are encouraged.

Chef Marc Berarducci will prepare a menu that includes roasted butternut squash salads with warm cider vinaigrette, cottage pie, English roast and lemon curd tart. Cost is $75 per person including wine with dinner. RSVP deadline is Friday, Feb. 8.

RSVP to: Caleb Pifer 454-1813 x25 or cpifer@eriecountyhistory.org

Masterpiece’s Downton Abbey airs Sunday evenings on WQLN. You can catch up on all the episodes on PBS here.

Shirley MacLaine joined the show this season. The history, the fashions, the cars and the fans are incredible, and so is the award-winning writing.

I interviewed Mrs. Patmore — actress Lesley Nicol — by phone about a month ago for our January issue of Lake Erie LifeStyle – here’s the link to that interview.

The comments on Twitter can be found at #Downton.

Pam Parker is the editor of Lake Erie LifeStyleHer Times and House to Home at the Erie Times-News in Erie, Pa. She is the mom of three, stepmom to three and step-grandmom to one.

 

 

 

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Posted: January 7th, 2013

DowntonObsession is a good word for those of us who watch Downton Abbey, and that’s what the cover story in Parade magazine calls it. New and current fans joined in on Facebook to comment on the phenom of Downton Abbey. And many new fans had a good point — it is called Masterpiece in a lot of television listings rather than Downton Abbey. So, it was difficult to find for folks new to the program.

Masterpiece’s Downton Abbey premiered its third season last night on WQLN. If you didn’t see it, catch up on it and all the episodes on PBS here.

Shirley MacLaine joined the show with a flourish. She was entertaining but not over the top. If you want to catch up on the recaps and reviews, here they are:

  • Entertainment Weekly — click here.
  • A fitting review from Forbes is here – Forbes you might ask? It all makes sense because Downton’s owners’ investments raised concerns in the premiere episode last night — fascinating stuff with great historical connections.
  • And here’s the Rolling Stone review.

I interviewed Mrs. Patmore — actress Lesley Nicol — by phone about a month ago for our January issue of Lake Erie LifeStyle — here’s the link to that interview. I got my husband hooked last night — I think the cool cars helped!

The comments on Twitter can be found at #Downton.

Pam Parker is the editor of Lake Erie LifeStyleHer Times and House to Home at the Erie Times-News in Erie, Pa. She is the mom of three, stepmom to three and step-grandmom to one.

 

 

 

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