$36 – $40

Mrs. Elton’s Dinner Party / Jane Austen's Birthday

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The St. Paul Hotel

350 Market Street

St. Paul, MN 55102

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This is Quite the Season Indeed for Friendly Meetings

Please join the JASNA-Minnesota Region for a celebration of Jane Austen’s 242nd birthday on Saturday, December 16, 2017. We promise friendly faces and kind words as we join on that day to remember “our Jane” at the last meeting of the year.

Featured Topic

One Very Superior Party: In Which Mrs. Elton Shews the Inhabitants of Highbury “How Everything Ought to Be Arranged”. What does Mrs. Elton mean when she criticizes the parties held at Highbury, and what sort of party would she give? Informative and amusing illustrations of Regency-era parties, games, foods, and table settings will show participants what Mrs. Elton’s evening party would have looked like and how they can easily recreate it.


Kim Wilson, current Regional Coordinator for the WI region, and noted author of “At Home with Jane Austen”, “Tea with Jane Austen”, and “In the Garden with Jane Austen”. Further information on Kim’s books may be found at www.kimwilsonauthor.com.

The Emporium

We will be featuring a small Emporium of select goods from area vendors and the books of our speaker, Kim Wilson. Please browse and support these merchants.

Event Details


The James J Hill Room at the St Paul Hotel; 350 Market Street St Paul MN 55102. Parking is available in the hotel ramp or nearby at the Lawson Ramp on 5th Street.


9:45am – Emporium

10:30am – Program

11:30am – Plated Lunch


$36.00 for Members and $40.00 for Guests


First Course

Wedge of Iceberg Lettuce with Diced Eggs, Bacon and Tomatoes served with Buttermilk Dressing. Freshly baked rolls & butter.

Second Course your choice of:

Beef Shot Ribs----braised beef ribs with saffron risotto, braised reduction, sautéed mushrooms and roasted baby carrots.

Grilled Salmon Beurre Blanc----grilled salmon with dill lemon caper butter sauce with quinoa, kale and mushroom sauté with steamed baby carrots.

Eggplant Involtini----eggplant filled with tofu “ricoota”, basil lentil pilaf and house made marinara sauce.

FInal Course

Birthday cake

Coffee, Decaffeinated Coffee, Tea, Iced Tea or Milk as Beverages.


Your reservation must be received one week prior to each meeting you attend.

Cost of the event is $36 for members ($40 for non-members) + modest processing fee* if you pay using Eventbrite. Members and their guests are welcome.

Otherwise, should you prefer a more traditional form of correspondence, you may instead send us an email confirming your wish to attend (rsvp@jasnamn.org), and mail a check in advance of the event to:

PO Box 1051
Chanhassen, MN 55317

*While there is a modest processing fee, we've found this service to be efficient and easy to use, including an option to receive friendly reminders in advance of our gatherings.

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The St. Paul Hotel

350 Market Street

St. Paul, MN 55102

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