Feasts in Westeros can be dangerous affairs. If I ever received an invitation to dine with any families in the major Houses, I’d probably find a way to sneak in my own food and drink. You can never be too safe. And if the event was a wedding, I would run away and change my name. I have different feelings about the officially sanctioned Game of Thrones pop-up restaurant headed to London, though. That’s a feast I would sign up for in a heartbeat.
The feast, called All Men Must Dine, is tied into promotion for the release of the fourth season of the HBO series on DVD and Blu-ray. It’s sadly not an event you can purchase tickets for and attend. Seats for the banquet were given away in a contest that ended on February 4th. The feast will take place over three days, February 13-15th at the Andaz hotel on Liverpool Street. The Wandering Chef and Grosvenor Mixologists have created a meal with multiple courses and cocktails, and I bet none of them involve dove-stuffed pie.
Because it’s Game of Thrones, the event is themed — it’s the only right way to do it. The banquet is set around a clandestine meeting of the Small Council in King’s Landing. Maybe that means fictional heads will roll while attendees chow down on “The Lies of Tyrion Lanninster and his Proclaimed Innocence” and “Poached Veal Tongue with Beetroot, Horseradish and Oldtown Mustard.”
My stomach is growling. Here’s hoping the lucky winners take plenty of photos at the event.