For an interesting article on the Sun King’s eating habits (click underlined). 

Note: this article falsely states: 
Later, after the Sun King’s death, doctors would discover that his stomach and intestines were twice the normal size.
According to the autopsy report, it was only King’s colon that was discovered to be dialated. “Le colon se trouve extraordinairement dilaté.” This is an example of how historical myths can grow and give a false impression. (Thanks to Alecker for this information.)
On the Versailles banquet à la Louis XIV (left), click here.

On Sun Court silverwear: Did, in fact, the Sun King forbid the use of forks at Court? I’ve read that he did, although forks were certainly in use at the time. 
A number of beautiful sets can be found on line here, and here.
For an article on Louis XIV and Modern French cuisine, click here.
And, to end on a sad note, here’s an account the famous banquet that ended in chef Vatel’s suicide. 
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