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.
It’s almost a week since The Winds of Winter passed us, so it’s time to look back at season 6 and some of the possibilities for season 7. We’ve had lots of information to digest, proof that some characters have the innate ability to teleport, and that you don’t mess with dragons.
Warning, the night is dark and full of spoilers.
Well, it seems R+L=J fans are cheering their victory, especially with that last scene in the sarcastically-named Tower of Joy and the recent HBO graphic that was not-so-accidentally released to the public.
If you’e still not in the know, the R in the equation is Rhaegar Targaryen, Daenerys’ older brother. He was married to Elia Martell (you may recall a certain Dornish prince going “say her name” a few times too many to the Mountain back in season 4), but was smitten with Lyanna Stark, Ned’s sister. Depending on who you ask, she either eloped with Rhaegar or was kidnapped by him, and ended up pregnant in the Tower of Joy.
Some superfans have even done some lip-reading on that scene in The Winds of Winter, coming up with the name Jaeherys (the name of a former Targaryen king, by the way) as Jon Snow’s true name. Of course, a Targ name would be too obvious, which is why Jon Snow knows nothing. This would also mean Jon, not Dany, has the best claim to the Iron Throne (because he’s a man).
That does seem very likely, but don’t forget the prophecy of the three heads of the dragon. Dany obviously represents one head, while Jon another – and some fans think the last head is Tyrion. The leading theory is that he is the son of Aerys the Mad and Joanna Lannister, which is why Tywin hated him so much.
There’s also the common theme of the trio’s mothers all dying in childbirth, though as yet, neither Jon nor Tyrion have shown they’re fireproof (although it might have been interesting if someone had tried to burn Jon’s body). Here’s another thought, though. What if Jon’s father isn’t Rhaegar, and instead is also Aerys?
That would make Jon and Dany siblings instead of aunt and nephew, and if the Tyrion theory holds out, makes them all “equal”, so to speak. Well, that’s just a thought. But speaking of Tyrion…
2Who kills Cersei Lannister?
It’s done. Cersei has no more kids to protect. But she has no more enemies in King’s Landing either, cause she did a whole Play of the Game wildfire nuke on them. The High Sparrow, the Tyrells, her uncle…all gone.
Okay, so the Queen of Thorns and the Sand Snakes and Dany’s army are coming for her, but Cersei has proven herself more than capable of destroying everything and everyone in order to save herself (RIP Tommen, you were too nice… but how could you leave Ser Pounce?!).
With large caches of wildfire presumably still available around King’s Landing, you wouldn’t put it past Cersei to burn the whole city to the ground rather than give it up to Dany.
But this all seems set up for someone to stop her. Lena Headey, who plays Cersei, has said she thinks either Tyrion or Arya Stark will kill her. After all, Tyrion promised her: “I will hurt you for this. A day will come when you think you are safe and happy, and your joy will turn to ashes in your mouth. And you will know the debt is paid”.
Not to mention that Arya’s working her way down her hitlist too. Certainly, you wouldn’t begrudge either of the two getting their sweet, sweet vengeance.
But let’s consider another angle. Cersei is pretty much going down the path of the Mad King… and we all know who stopped that guy. Yep, the Kingslayer, Jaime Lannister. Just think about how poetic it would be if it’s Jaime who finally puts his sister’s hatred to rest.
After all, he loves her the most out of anyone in the whole show.
3The Sansa-Jon rivalry
Much has been made about Sansa’s reaction during Jon’s “coronation” as King of the North. Certainly, there is a case that she might be feeling she deserves a bit more credit. Or that after all the crap she took from Ramsay Bolton, she deserves some love from Lyanna Mormont.
But that being said, I do think Sansa’s cautiousness towards the end of that scene had nothing to do with her relationship with Jon. If anything, it sorta felt like she was uneasy because of Littlefinger/Petyr Baelish.
Lord Baelish, we all know, engineered the events that led to the death of Sansa’s father Ned (by selling him out). We also know he had a thing for Sansa’s mom (who is now dead), married her aunt (who is now dead), and now has the hots for Sansa herself. If that scene of him talking about his perfect picture didn’t creep you out, it certainly did enough to worry Sansa.
Sansa knows what Littlefinger is like. She knows what he wants. And now, with Jon being seen as the King in the North, she knows her “brother” will be in Baelish’s crosshairs. And that’s probably what sets off alarms in her head.
Of course, all that might change when Jon Snow finally knows something (about his parents), but that could also be the ammunition Littlefinger needs to start moving his plans to get his butt on the Iron Throne. So before worrying about some inter-sibling Stark rivalry, I think we need to look at the elephant in the room. If that elephant was a sneaky one, anyway.
What do you think is going to happen in Game of Thrones season 7? Tell us!