Everyone's favourite medieval gore-fest that is Game of Thrones isn't set to return until April, and while Montreal IMAX theaters were kind enough to give us a small fix by screening a couple season 4 episodes this month, there's really no better way to get a taste of all that blood, guts, and raunchy incest than by sitting down for a legitimate GoT feast, gruesome deaths not included.
Just in time for Valentine's Day, HBO partnered with The Wandering Chef and Grosvenor Mixologists in London, to host three elaborate feasts from February 13 to February 15 with the theme "private, clandestine meeting of the Small Council in King’s Landing."
The All Men Must Dine pop-up event is set to feature various GoT-themed meals, including one dish HBO is calling “The Lies Of Tyrion Lannister And His Proclaimed Innocence." I mean, what better way to impress your Valentine's than with poached veal tongue with beetroot, "oldtown mustard" and horseradish, right?
The dinners are reserved for contest winners only, which you can enter here, and while you won't have to travel all the way to the shores of Westerose to attend, crossing the pond will be necessary if you want to attend. If a trip to the UK is not in the cards, though, this season 5 trailer will just have to do.
While there are a million and one spots to enjoy a 5 à 7 in the city, not everywhere does happy hour quite like this Montreal restaurant in the Village.
Resto Keela serves $6 drinks from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., including house draft beer, house red or white wine, and speed rail mixed drinks, which is a choice of vodka, rye, rum, or gin — a pretty hard drink deal to beat.
As for food, you can go every week and try a different $6 dish at happy hour. "The $6 bites change from week to week but we always offer 3-5 options," owners Kristin Murphy and Johnny Hamilton told MTL Blog.
I went on September 10 and got to try green beans with a cashew romesco sauce and feta crumble, chorizo sausage, chicken Kaarage with kimchi cucumbers, and organic cherry tomato salad with blue cheese. And I kid you not when I say these dishes all take your taste buds on a culinary trip to heaven.
Keela's full menu is also filled with tons of unique dishes for you to try. The celery root carpaccio is hands down my favourite.
Every Friday night, you can hear the sweet voice of Bud Rice sing live at the restaurant.