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Food and history lovers were gathered in a ritzy mansion in Belgravia to enjoy an unusual tour of food through the ages. Some English celebs including designer Anya Hindmarch and Tom Parker-Bowles, shown at right, also attended the unique event. Lauren had her "humors" diagnosed medieval-style and prescribed a diet of cabbage, capers and artichokes as well as a dose of Courvoisier cognac (of course). Other adventures included a visit to a model pirate ship and a trip back to a 1950s family room where guests watched old sitcoms and scratched and sniffed a picture of a TV dinner of roast chicken and minted peas (probably about as tasty as an actual TV dinner).
Perhaps the most interesting part of her story is the dining table inside the body of a replica dinosaur, the setting for 1853 and the Iguanodon Dinner, thrown on New Year's Eve by biologist Richard Owen, who coined the word "dinosaur." Guests dined on duck confit with lentils and beetroot and sipped a summer punch of green tea, apple and elderflower and cognac.
Read about the final stop on the tour and check out the video on Daily Finance.