Right in time for the Game of Thrones episode that featured the Red Wedding, a restaurant owner from NYC organized a banquet in the style of that gruesome event.
Larry Watson, GoT fan and owner of Percy’s Tavern in NYC, set all this up with Claudia Smith, pastry chef and owner of the Westeros themed bakery Enchanted Edibles. The event took place on May 30, before the Red Wedding episode got aired, so the organizers tried to keep the spoilers to a minimum. The attendants got to watch the Second Sons episode on the TV screens from all around the tavern, which means that they left the place in an upper mood. This event is a depart from the tavern’s Celtic spirit, but it will surely attract more customers in the future.
A fortune teller dressed like Melisandre was also brought to the party. In my opinion, a red dress does not make a Red Priestess, not to mention that this fortune teller looks nothing like Carice van Houten. On another hand, it would be interesting to see The King’s Red Shadow wearing glasses in HBO’s hit fantasy drama.
Below there is the Queen of the Andals and the Rhoynar and the First Men, Lord of the Seven Kingdoms, Khaleesi of the Great Grass Sea, Breaker of Chains, Queen of Meereen, Princess of Dragonstone or however else you want to call Daenerys Targaryen. She had a baby dragon on her left shoulder and Drogon by her side, spitting fire and everything. At least that’s what the organizers wanted us to believe.
When the time for the cosplay contest came, a lot of Mothers of the Dragons showed up, as if Daenerys Targaryen is the only important female character in George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire. Just wait till you see the other Mother in next week’s episode! The writers of the show might not do everything by the book, but each of the season finales had a great hook (the birth of the dragons, the White Walkers).
The Red Wedding would not be complete without a bloody cake (literally!). The cake is surrounded by edible swords that seemed to mean that icings, fire and blood are natural in the Game of Thrones world. Fear not, all the attendants left the tavern alive and well, as there were no massacres, amputations or bear fights.