All praise the name of Oberyn of the House Martell, Prince of Dorne, the Red Viper and father to the Sand Snakes! Come join us for a celebration like no other in the Seven Kingdoms, as we bring the Prince’s body home to Dorne. Lay our sweet Prince to rest with us, then feast on the best that Dorne has to offer.
Inspired by A Song Of Ice And Fire, the high fantasy epic by George R. R. Martin, our latest dinner will begin with a solemn ceremony to commemorate the life and death of Oberyn Martell. This will be followed by a lavish tasting menu inspired by the cuisine of Dorne and the history of House Martell. Seats are limited to a party of 50, and here’s what’s on the menu.
Dinner consists of a 6-course tasting menu, served communal style. The pictures below depict sharing plates for four. If you do not want to share and prefer individual plating, let us know.
Bastards of Dorne
Rye bread with hummus and olives
Murder Most Fowl
Pan-seared, oven baked duck breast in smoked paprika with lemons and cherry tomatoes
The Wrath of the Sand Snakes
Flat iron steak with beet jus
Dragon Eggs Hatching
Potato salad with avruga, salmoe roe and hard boiled quail egg
Dornish Love – Two Ways
Braised chicken breast, cooked two ways
Sweet, Cold Revenge
Baked apples with raspberries and whipped cream
Dragon Eggs Hatching. Photo Credit: Bryan Huang for Geek Crusade
The Wrath of the Sand Snakes Photo Credit: Bryan Huang for Geek Crusade
Bastards of Dorne Photo Credit: Bryan Huang for Geek Crusade
Murder Most Fowl Photo Credit: Bryan Huang for Geek Crusade
Sweet, Cold Revenge Photo Credit: Bryan Huang for Geek Crusade
[toggle title=”Date and Time“]Apr 25, 2014 (Saturday) , 7pm [/toggle] [toggle title=”Address“] Restaurant SELA | 32 Seah St, Singapore 188388 Nearest MRT: City Hall/ Bugis Station [/toggle] [toggle title=”Ticket price”] Prices start from $95 nett for dinner, or $120 nett for dinner and two glasses of wine*. (booking fees not included) [/toggle]
[toggle title=”What is a Requiem?“]A Requiem, pronounced asˈre-kwē-əm is a) a Mass for the repose of the souls of the dead or b) a musical composition setting parts of a requiem Mass or c) an act or token of rememberance. Devotees of Oberyn Martell can therefore pay their last respects and finally gain closure.[/toggle][toggle title=”How is this a Game of Thrones-inspired dinner?“]In the GOT books, there are rich, detailed descriptions of the different cuisines from the Seven Kingdoms. In this dinner, the dishes are either inspired by specific lines from the books or from the history of House Martell.[/toggle][toggle title=”Why are you serving the food communal style?”] Because Oberyn did everything communal style. ;p [/toggle][toggle title=”Do I need to be a Game of Thrones fanatic to attend this dinner? I don’t know much about the show or the books.“]You don’t need to be a GOT fanatic – you just need to appreciate good food, and a good conversation over a nice meal. [/toggle] [toggle title=”Must I dress up?“]You don’t have, but if you feel a burning desire to turn up as one of the sand snakes or even (gasp!) the Mountain, we certainly won’t stop you![/toggle] [toggle title=”Is Oberyn Martell my father?“] Well, Bastards are born of passion and our prince is a passionate man. Your queue number is 129. [/toggle] [toggle title=”I’m coming as the mother of dragons, can I bring my dragons?“]Of course. Restaurant Sela is a dragon friendly restaurant. Torching of food is allowed. [/toggle] [toggle title=”What happened at your last Dinner is Coming events?“] So much fun! check out what happened at our Welcome to King’s Landing and Panem Forever events. [/toggle] [toggle title=”Is your event affiliated to HBO?“] Dinner Is Coming is an event organized by fans for fans, and is in no way affiliated with HBO or George R.R Martin. [/toggle] [toggle title=”What are your upcoming Dinner is Coming events?“] We created our Dinner is Coming series of pop-culture events to connect fans, fandoms and food. Connect with us, and a raven will be sent to inform you of our upcoming events.
The Matrix. Those are the only two words I need to say before Carrie-Anne Moss comes to mind. Like most actors who have played iconic roles – Carrie Fisher, Sigourney Weaver et al – it seems the Canadian-born actress will never run away from her ass-kicking role as Trinity.
But that’s not to say it’s a bad thing, as we found out during our interview with Moss over the phone from Santa Monica, California.
Take her two current projects for example: Moss plays hard-as-nails lawyer Jeri Hogarth in the Marvel TV universe (Jessica Jones and the upcoming The Defenders), and now AI expert Dr Athena Morrow in sci-fi series Humans. Once again, Moss plays the archetype of a strong female character. One has to wonder if this is what defines the 49-year-old. Are leather-wearing, ass-kicking, strong female roles her “thing”?
Bearing in mind that this could potentially blow up in my face (God knows how many Trinity questions she had to endure before I had my 15 minutes with her). I bravely questioned her penchant for strong female roles. A pause. Then a pleasant, but a little exasperated reply came.
“Yeah… I don’t know. I think I’m attracted to strong characters and strong characters are attracted to me. Maybe people think like, oh, I could see her in that part because I played Trinity. Or I’m tall, or have good posture. Who knows! I haven’t really paid attention to try and figure it out.”
She seemed to ponder the PC way to answer the question because it eventually settled on her saying this: “When it comes to roles, it’s timing. I think it’s a gift that I tend to end up doing things that I’m interested in exploring. I mean it just works that way.”
But being the brave, relentless reporter that I am, I pushed forward, and asked for her thoughts on how roles for females have evolved since the days of The Matrix to the Marvel-esque worlds we see today. What a mistake.
“I don’t know, I think the world is different and I really haven’t pondered that question. I know a lot of people like to talk about how far we’ve come and that conversation is big, but I don’t know… I have no idea.”
I could feel her rolling her eyes all the way across the globe. So I gathered the remains of my shattered dignity (because no one wants to feel like their question is dumb.) and prodded the interview into a happier place for both of us: Humans, whose second season recently aired in the UK.
The Great British Export: Sci-fi television shows
Humans takes place in the near future, where society depends on AI helpers called synths. The series follows a group of synths who become sentient and the people who help them. So far, so Westworld, though the series actually debuted a full year before HBO’s.
Moss plays Dr Athena Morrow, a somewhat ambiguous tech genius who specialises in artificial intelligence and is fascinated by the new, sentient synths. Like Westworld, The Matrix, AI: Artificial Intelligence and many other shows, the series ponders a future overrun by the machines. But what fascinates Moss is the humanity displayed by the synths.
“I love the (human) family! But I also love the synth family too! Honestly I love every single character. There were so many moments that I found just breathtaking, but what I love about English sensibilities is that the show is so grounded and so… delicious to watch.”
But while she made her name in science fiction and is coming to prominence again thanks to a superhero TV series, it’s not the kind of roles that Moss seeks out.
“Honestly, I’m really not that interested in high-conceptualised… things. Speaking purely as somebody watching TV, I’m interested in layers of characters, in family, in the ideas of love. I might not have thought to watch a show like Jessica Jones, or Humans, but when I watched both shows, it was the characters I cared about.”
Finally, I had to ask Moss how close she thought our society was to bringing AI into our world.
“I think we’re close!” she says immediately. “I think our phones are a good example of that. I actually feel like we’re all becoming synths!” she laughs.
Humans Series 2 premieres exclusively on AMC (Singtel TV Channel 332) at 10pm on Tuesday, February 14.