Beauty and the Beast Dinner

Be our guest, be our guest, put our dinner to the test! Here is our guide to throwing the ultimate Beauty and the Beast dinner party. With the Beauty and the Beast remake finally opening in Australian cinemas this week we decided to throw a little dinner party for our nearest and dearest: three courses, all themed around different…

Beauty and The Beast Dinner: Enchanted Rose Centrepiece

Belle was always my favourite Disney princess – the songs! the kooky furniture sidekicks! the library!! – and I am beyond excited for the new live action movie version. To celebrate, we will be hosting a small Beauty and The Beast dinner party in a couple of weeks so stay tuned for some yummy recipes and decoration…

A Summery Christmas

Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying about the Heat and Love the Sunshine! I’m a pale, wintery person by nature and I do find it difficult sometimes to embrace the wonders of summer – I find myself sloshing on buckets of sunscreen, turning the fans of full blast, shutting up the windows and watching…

A Night in Narnia

As summer settles on Melbourne, we thought we would cool down by stepping through the Wardrobe and into the decidedly chilly land of Narnia. Everyone who has read The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe by CS Lewis remembers the feeling of wonder when Lucy stepped through the wardrobe during a game of hide and seek…

Fantastic Beasts Magical Moonshine

Only two more sleeps until Fantastic Beasts is released and this muggle is mighty excited! Like many thousands of Potter Nerds around the globe we will be attending a midnight screening on Wednesday night, with a pre-movie party set in a magical speakeasy as befits the 1920s American setting. For anyone else that is also…

Le Banquet des Victims

Let’s step back in time, to Halloween. And from there even further back…to 19th century France. To put us in the mood for a spooky evening we hit the books and were inspired by a very particular time in history – just after the bloody period known as The Terror after the French Revolution. As the…

The Deathly Hallows: “I Open at the Close”

We had two main goals for our Harry Potter themed Winter Feast: recreate the sense of magic and excitement we had when reading the books, and, make our guests cry (hopefully happy tears) – we achieved both with this course! For our seventh and final course, we knew we needed to go out with a…

Savoury Chocolate Frogs

When we began planing our Harry Potter Winter Feast we made a list of foods and images from each book.  For The Prisoner of Azkaban a key image we kept coming back to was the Dementors, and Lupin’s cure – Chocolate. We wanted to keep the courses in chronological order – this meant incorporating chocolate…

The Prisoner of Azkaban: Dementors

So this was the course where we decided to really start messing with our guests. When we started planning our feast we wrote down the first five images that came to mind for each book. When it came to book three, since cooking a hippogriff was out of the question, we knew it had to be…

Harry Potter Winter Feast

In the dead of winter, ten brave young witches and wizards were invited to experience the Ultimate Harry Potter Winter Feast – a culinary journey through the entire book series.