I promised you more pictures from the Yuletide at Winterthur tour, and here they are.
The first picture is of a party inspired by the Hudson River Valley tales of Washington Irving. The staff has changed the look of this room and added an early court cupboard from the early period rooms at the museum.
A room that formerly held New York furniture features a table set
Service à la russe (French, "service in the Russian style") is a manner of dining that involves courses being brought to the table sequentially.
It contrasts with service à la française ("service in the French style"), in which all the food is brought out at once in an impressive, but often impractical, display.
And my last picture is from their current exhibit "Uncorked," all about mostly wine and other spirits and their vessels.
And why did this appeal to me?
I am pretty sure that before I was born in Chicago, my Father worked for one of the meat packing companies and I love corned beef!