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.
Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them and Quidditch Through The Ages appear as personal books of Harry and Ron in the Harry Potter series. Back in 2009, J. K. Rowling decided to bring these two books to life in partnership with UK charity organisation Comic Relief.
It’s really cute too – the insides are peppered with hand-drawn scribbles from Ron and Harry. The books were sold for under S$10 each when they first came out, but are now worth about US$35 each. In them, you’ll find a listing of magical creatures that are graded according to how dangerous they are to wizards.
2Who is Newt Scamander?
A Magizoologist, Newton Artemis Fido Scamander, or Newt Scamander, was the author of Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them. In the 1900s, he attended Hogwarts like all good British wizards and was sorted into Hufflepuff. Unfortunately, he was expelled due to an unfortunate situation where he “accidentally” endangered the life of a fellow student with a magical beast.
But still, Newt grew to be so famous that he was awarded the Order of Merlin, second class and earned his place on a Chocolate Frog card. A high honour indeed!
3Not the Ministry of Magic
Unlike Britain, which is governed by the Ministry of Magic, the United States is governed by the Magical Congress of the United States (MACUSA). Also, unlike its British counterpart, the MACUSA has a rather hostile relationship with its non-magic counterpart.
Another thing you need to know: MACUSA is pronounced Mah-cooz-ah. You’re welcome.
No-Maj” This incredulous nickname for muggles was coined by the Americans who travelled from Europe to the New World in the fourteenth century. As mentioned above, No-Maj and wizarding relationships are rather frosty.
In fact, intermarriage and friendship between a magical and non-magical person was illegal then. You’ll have five, full films to learn all about this fun relationship.
5Deathly Hallows? Is that you?
Yes. Yes it is. Right next to Colin Farrell’s head swings the famed symbol of the deathly hallows. For the uninitiated, the deathly hallows are a trio of magical items that have the power to defeat death. The triangle symbolises the invisibility clock, the circle the resurrection stone and the single line, the elder wand.
This could mean a couple of things:
That one of the three items could appear in the movie.
Colin Farrell (who is obviously not a good guy) is after one of these items.
OR he is somehow related to the Lovegoods from Harry Potter. Luna Lovegood’s crackpot father, Xenophilius Lovegood wore this necklace all the time. Could they be related? Could this be the SAME necklace?
6There are Legilimens in North America too
Like Animagi (wizards and witches who can transform into animals), Legilimens are magical people who have an extra ability. In this case, the ability to read minds. But not without help though: They need their wands.
In the Harry Potter books, Severus Snape was a skilled Legilimen who was to train Harry to block his mind from Voldermort. But things went a little off course when, frustrated with Snape’s condescending ways, Harry turned the tables on Snape and began to read his mind and live out Snape’s memories instead.
Perhaps we’ll see more of this in the new film?
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’s Singapore release date has been set for Nov 17.