A banquet is a large public meal or feast, complete with main dishes and desserts. It usually serves a purpose, such as a ceremony, or a celebration. Sometimes a banquet is made only of desserts.
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Chinese banquet for a birthday celebration
An English menu card for the household of Col. Bisse-Challoner, c. 1838-1860.
State Banquet.--Serving the Peacock.--Facsimile of a woodcut in an edition of Virgil, folio, published at Lyons in 1517.