Ouita Michel, chef and co-owner of the Holly Hill Inn in Midway, Ky. (Photo courtesy of Holly Hill Inn.)

Midway Christian Church is celebrating the Feast of the Epiphany on Friday, Jan. 6, with the help of Holly Hill Inn chef-owner Ouita Michel. According to a news release, the medieval meal will be served buffet-style at Midway College’s Piper Dining Hall at 6:30 p.m.

The Feast of the Epiphany, which dates to the 3rd century, celebrates the manifestation of God in the birth of Jesus Christ and the subsequent visitation of the Magi. Historically, the Epiphany also has marked the baptism of Christ and his miracle at Cana.

The feast will begin with the traditional parade of the boar’s head, led by bagpiper Malcolm McGregor. Appetizers of ancient Turkish flatbread, cheese and walnut dip, spiced toasted almonds, spelt bread and olives, will follow.

The dinner buffet will feature: 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.

Entertainment will be provided by Muzik, a medieval music group that plays authentic replicas of period instruments.

Cost is $30 per adult, $15 for ages 11-18, and nothing for children 10 and younger. Reservations required. To get yours, call Midway Christian Church at 859-846-4102, weekdays 8:30 a.m.-noon, or click here. Receipt of payment guarantees reservation, but because of demand, no refunds will be given.

Midway College is located at 512 East Stephens Street, Midway, Ky., 40347.

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