There would be fresh perch, asparagus, and _la piece de resistance_— first-rate, but quite plain, roast beef, and wines to suit: so much for the eating and drinking.
Kitty and Levin would be of the party, and that this might not be obtrusively evident, there would be a girl cousin too, and young Shtcherbatsky, and la piece de resistance among the guests—Sergey Koznishev and Alexey Alexandrovitch.
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Then they brought in the piece de resistance, a carcass roasted whole and carried by four men.