Grant King, head chef and owner of two-hatted Gastro Park, is doing it again. Celebrating the release of Game of Thrones: The Complete Second Season on Blu-ray and DVD, Gastro Park is returning with its themed dining experience, fit for the any of the five kings battling for the Iron Throne.
|The Game of Thrones decorated bar at Gastro Park, Roslyn Street, Kings Cross|
|Game of Thrones' Lady Catelyn Stark, actor Michelle Fairley|
As a fan of the show, imagine my excitement when I saw actor Michelle Fairley, also known as GoT's Lady Catelyn Stark, perched on an Iron Throne when I arrived.
|Gastro Park head chef and owner Grant King with Game of Thrones' |
Lady Catelyn Stark, actor Michelle Fairley
"I've had a lot of fun collecting and torching animal bones, and foraging for driftwood to create the main inspired by the aftermath of the Battle of the Blackwater, which is my favourite scene in season two."
|Gastro Park dining room all decked out|
|Game of Thrones: The Complete Second Season menu at Gastro Park|
|Dragons & bones - Roast veal bone marrow with crostini and parsley salad|
The entrée was also served with 'fossils' of roasted artichokes and goat's cheese; flavoursome little nuggets which had me keenly scavenging among the roasted bones for any undiscovered treasures.
|Whole grilled flathead|
Inspired by the Battle of Blackwater, the main 'Beach Fire' course of grilled flathead arrived at the table on a platter of sand and charred twigs and leaves.
|Aftermath of Battle at Blackwater – Whole grilled flathead, smoked roast almonds, |
barley crackers, wild weed and fresh milk curd
The whole flathead was cooked to flaking perfection with rosemary, with the flesh moist and tender although diners need to be wary of bones.
|Fondue for the kings - Fondue of cheese, roast grapes and crackers|
|Crackers and roast grapes (back)|
|News from the Raven by Candlelight - Edible candles with flavours of |
hibiscus, bolero tea, plum and a letter from the raven
|Edible candle with flavours of hibiscus, bolero tea, plum|
It's an amazing menu that chef King has put together and fiction or not, one will certainly eat like a king at Gastro Park's Game of Thrones dinner.
Food, booze and shoes attended the Game of Thrones degustation launch at Gastro Park as a guest, with thanks to One Green Bean.