I Spent $400 on a ‘Game of Thrones’ Dinner Party Featuring Rattlesnake and Locusts

Two years ago, my now-boyfriend Marcus made an odd request for our fifth date: would I give watching Game of Thrones a try? He offered to sweeten the deal by cooking dinner.

I thought he was cute and he texted in full sentences, so I accepted the offer. About halfway through the first episode, and my first of two bowls of lamb stew, I was hooked on both the show and his cooking.

Fast forward to now, when we’ve been eagerly anticipating Season 7 for months. Marcus is a huge fan of the books, and he’s thrown a Game of Thrones premiere party each year since the series debuted. He spends days planning, shopping and cooking recipes from the official Game of Thrones cookbook, A Feast of Ice and Fire.

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This is third year I’ve helped host. For the penultimate season, we went all out with a menu that represents the Seven Kingdoms, from Dorne to The Wall. This year’s dishes include fiery snake, roasted chicken and duck with lemon honey chili glaze. Did I mention he made crusty bread from scratch?

We spent nearly $400 on food and decorations and spent this entire past …read more

Source:: Time – Entertainment

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