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…

Black Forest Floor Dessert

With all the flavours of a classic Black Forest cake this dessert looks a little daunting but if you break it down into steps it’s all pretty simple. We wanted to create a dessert with a reveal – the Black Forest floor is completely hidden under a cloud of fluffy fairy floss which dissolves in…

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…

Elixir to Induce Euphoria

Here’s our guide to delicious liquid magic! While I’m partial to a whiskey or three, Emily doesn’t drink any alcohol at all and we knew that many of our guests would be driving and wouldn’t want a strong cocktail at the end of the dinner. As a non-drinker, Emily is all too aware of how…

The Half Blood Prince: Advanced Potion Making

Up until this course our feast had featured the unexpected and exciting, but now it was time to blow our guests’ minds with some ACTUAL MAGIC!!* Being the sixth course we didn’t want anything heavy, and were initially planning a dessert, however being The Half Blood Prince we couldn’t look past a potions class and decided…

Green Tea Jelly

After all of the excitement of the Triwizard Feast our guests were warm, full and beginning to slip into sleepy chatter – it was time for something light and zingy to perk up our guests ready for the rest of the feast. This refreshing Green Tea Jelly was the perfect palate cleanser! This is an…

Order of the Phoenix: Umbridge vs Dumbledore’s Army

We think most Harry Potter fans will agree that however evil Voldemort and his Death Eaters may be, there is no character more hated than Professor Umbridge!  We wanted our fifth course to pay homage to Umbridge in all her sickly sweet, pink, kitten-loving glory, and to the students’ rebellion against her. So far our…

Triwizard Feast: Coq au Vin, Yorkshire Puddings, and Vegetarian Goulash

A main course spread to satisfy the appetite of every wizard! For our Triwizard Feast we wanted to have three main options for students to choose from, representing the corners of Europe, just like the feast described in the books. BEAUXBATONS’ COQ AU VIN This is a delicious, warming wine-based stew, offset with salty bites…

The Goblet of Fire: Triwizard Tournament

Our main course was an homage to the Triwizard Tournament – the dangerous inter-school contest that throws Harry, once again, into combat with He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named. We teased beforehand that this would be the course that brought all students together, and that is exactly what we wanted to do. In the novel, before the Tournament begins, students…

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…

Polyjuice Potion (Mushroom Soup)

We cannot guarantee that this potion will transform you into another wizard. We can, however, guarantee that it is bloody delicious! Serve it hot, still bubbling from its cauldron, with crusty bread. What you need: 30g unsalted butter 2 tbsp olive oil 2 clovesgarlic, crushed 750 gbutton mushrooms, sliced thinly 1/4 cup(35g) plain flour 4…