Luncheon is kind of an old-fashioned word and concept, usually referring to a lunch party given and attended by women. These days people frequently meet up for lunch in a restaurant but it's rare that a lunch party is actually given in someone's home. Yet there was a time when this was common, with its own code of etiquette for attire, written invitations, and special table settings. There were luncheon punches in cut glass punch bowls, fancy flower arrangements and everyone crossed her legs at the ankle.
It's likely that the ladies luncheon scene took a big hit when women entered the work force in the 70's, but every now and then I think it would be fun to resurrect the idea. It likely would have to happen on the weekend but we could still wear white gloves and hats and sip seriously spiked punch from little cups.
Now, who has a good recipe for salmon salad on toast points?
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