Boreal Bistro and Off the Cuff offering old-fashioned feast Friday
Boreal Bistro and Off the Cuff Improv will be taking residents back in time Friday night.
The restaurant and entertainment troupe are teaming up to host a medieval feast.
The event will feature upscale medieval food and themed entertainment from Off the Cuff.
“Chef Kevin Tetz used to do underground dinners, and he approached us a little while ago about doing themed entertainment along with his dinners,” explained Off the Cuff’s Adreanna Boucher.
The idea went on the backburner when Tetz took over Boreal Bistro. But a few months ago, he contacted Boucher about doing a medieval feast.
“He knew I had done some in the past and would probably like to again,” she said.
This feast, thought, will be much different than those Boucher has done in the past. Those were for a group in Meadow Lake, and mostly scripted. While the improv troupe has a few scenes sketched out, it will be mostly done on the spot.
“People have this fantastic meal, and in between courses, Off the Cuff Improv is going to be performing little vignettes,” Boucher said.
“We’ve come up with a story and some really fun characters we’ve been working on. We’ll be interacting with the audience in character as well as doing these little vignettes. It will be strung together into a silly medieval story for them.”
Boucher’s past performances at medieval feasts have been well received.
Her first one was such a hit, she was invited to come back and do it again.
She’s also performed both those shows she wrote in Prince Albert, including one called #Sillyprinces, which was put on by Odyssey Productions in P.A.
There is no script for this performance, though.
“We’ve gotten together a few times to rough out some scenes, but nothing is memorized. There’s no written dialogue. Just a quick description of each scene, and then the actors go for it.”
This show will also differ from ones Boucher has previously done because she is responsible for decorating the hall to set the mood.
To do so, Boucher has enlisted the help of two talented designers who have medieval costumes to help provide gizmos, gadgets and decorations.
While Boucher has no control over the other part of the event, the food, she knows it will be good.
“Kevin is going to be preparing food there would have been in medieval times,” she said.
“We’re not talking about gruel, we’re talking higher class food. I know it’s going to be good because his food is always amazing. Any time he does dinners, they typically sell out.
Tickets for the medieval feast are $55, and available at Boreal Bistro between 7 a.m. and 2 p.m. or by calling 306-764-1200. Tickets can be purchased until Thursday afternoon, as Chef Tetz needs numbers to know how much food to prepare.
People are encouraged to dress up. If they don’t have costumes, a handful will be available to rent.
“We ask people to bring their participation pants, or hose as it were. This is, after all, medieval times,” Boucher said.
‘We guarantee it’s going to be a fun time.”