We're just a few days away from the season 6 premiere of the HBO series “Game of Thrones,” and fans can’t wait to see what happens next in the realm of the epic fantasy series based on George R.R. Martin’s “A Song of Ice and Fire” novels.
Many GOT fans make a communal experience out of the season premiere by gathering together to watch the start of another 10-episode run that will sure feel like it’s over too soon. And what better way to experience life in Westeros and Essos than by savoring medieval and rustic cuisine while witnessing the latest developments in King’s Landing, Winterfell, Castle Black, Dorne, and all other places in between?
Tear pieces of rustic bread and dip them in stew served in wooden or metal saucers. As Westeros tradition requires hosts to offer bread and salt to guests to express that they’re welcome to stay, do the honor of welcoming your guests to another season of the series by serving them slices of crusty loaf.
Breakfast at Winterfell. Courtesy: The CuanBreakfast at Winterfell. Courtesy: The Cuan
There is never a bad time for breakfast - especially a “Game of Thrones” breakfast. Make an ensemble of bread, meat, eggs, and dried fruits or jam, and eat it with gusto just as Samwell Tarly would.
Honeyed Chicken With Mint and Cranberries. Courtesy: Obsessive Cooking
Devour juicy Medieval roasted meats and poultry flavored with herbs, spices, and dried fruits. And just as King Robert Baratheon would, pair your meaty dinner with a glass or two of fine wine.
Your GOT season premiere guests will surely appreciate servings of medieval pies - may they be meaty or sweet. Satisfy your sweet tooth just as Sansa Stark would - with lemon cakes and other Westerosi sweets.
As you indulge your eyes and ears with the spectacle of the epic TV series, let your palate savor the tastes of your favorite characters' comfort foods. Make your viewing party a feast for the senses.