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.
Cast your minds back to the post-credits scene in X-Men: Apocalypse. A group of shadowy men walk into the Weapon X facility at Alkali Lake, in the aftermath of the young X-Men’s breakout. A man in a business suit and thick black glasses reaches into a cabinet and grabs a vial containing the DNA of Weapon X a.k.a. Wolverine.
He puts it into a briefcase, at which point we realise that the men are from Essex Corp – the brainchild of one Nathaniel Essex a.k.a. Mr Sinister. Now, thanks to the audio commentary by producer Simon Kinberg and director Bryan Singer on the Apocalypse DVD, we know that Sinister will be in Wolverine 3.
In the comics, Nathaniel Essex was a 19th century British scientist who became obsessed with Charles Darwin’s theories about survival of the fittest. Through scientific experimentation on himself, he gained the power to shape shift and regenerate his body, effectively becoming immortal. Though the decision to then call himself Mr Sinister seems somewhat questionable.
Sinister has had a long-standing obsession with the Summers genetic material, even creating a clone of Jean Grey just so that she could breed with Scott Summers a.k.a. Cyclops. I’ll stop here before your head starts spinning.
On a final note – back in April, CinemaBlend reported that British actor Richard E. Grant had signed on to Wolverine 3 to play a “mad scientist” – which sounds a lot like Sinister. And as we all know, Brits make the best villains.
Are you excited about Mr Sinister coming to Wolverine 3? Tell us!