It’s back! The fourth season of the most awarded and acclaimed epic drama of the last years is currently leaving the fans of the show completely delighted. The series that has earned two Golden Globes and nine Emmy Awards since its premier in 2008, brought back the veteran actress Maggie Smith in one of the most charismatic roles of the entire show: the lovely Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham. And we couldn’t love her more! Of course, with this fourth batch of episodes, new characters and surprises are coming, but if there are two things you can always rely on, these two things are Violet Crawley and the amazing dinner parties that gather the Crawley family around the table at Downton Abbey. Every fan already knows that this will be a season of sadness and recovery, while both Lady Mary and Tom Branson, Lady Sybil’s widow, must learn how to live without their better halves.
But this doesn’t mean you won’t be seeing amazing social gatherings and eight-course meals in the Edwardian dining room of the Yorkshire mansion. And that is why you must take this inspiration and realize that, although you don’t have an English castle or a crowd of faithful servants, you can most definitely throw a nice “Downton Abbey” dinner party for your friends. And this means beautiful dresses, gleaming jewellery and tasty food washed down with the best wines and liquors. Obviously, you will need help with the details and that is why we are here. We bring you this awesome infographic with all the tips and tricks you need to learn in order to throw the best and most refined dinner party ever, something your guests won’t be able to forget. Time to set the table, polish the silverware and refresh your French to write flawless menus.