April 04, 2019
SPOILERS AHEAD: The final season of Game of Thrones kicks off on April 14 - here are eight ideas for what to serve as you watch.
The eighth and final season of Game of Thrones kicks off on Sunday, April 14, and there's never been a better time to connect with friends for a viewing party. From Sansa's favorite lemon cakes to Hot Pie's direwolf bread, here are eight great options to serve as you gather round for season 8 of Game of Thrones!
Again - this contains SPOILERS!!!! You have been warned!
Sansa shared lemon cakes with Margaery and Olenna Tyrell back in season 3. And, while that particular encounter didn't have a happy ending—what really does in the Seven Kingdoms? Exactly. Here's a great and simple recipe to whip up your own.
Remember Hot Pie? The orphan baker boy who befriended Arya as she escaped King's Landing in season 1? We last saw him handing Brienne of Tarth a loaf in the shape of the Starks' direwolf symbol. Here's a tasty recipe to make your own direwolf bread.
Bean and Bacon Soup
Up in the cold wastelands around Castle Black, the Night's Watch survived on warming up staples such as bean and bacon soup. The Wall may be no more, but the recipe lives on. Try this hearty version from the Pioneer Woman.
During her assassin training in season 5, Arya wandered the streets of Braavos with a cart of shellfish, yelling, “Oysters, clams, and cockles!" Serve your oysters Game of Thrones style—shucked and raw—but freshen them up with a classic mignonette dressing. Here's one of our favorite recipes..
During Arya's travels with the Hound, the thuggish, scarred killer fights no fewer than five rivals for one chicken. This GoT-inspired roast chicken recipe has flavor worth dying for.
Who could forget the scene back in the first season, when Daenerys Targaryen proves her worth to the Dothraki and Khal Drogo by eating a stallion's heart raw? Do everyone a favor and forget about raw organs. Instead, freshen your guests' palates with artichoke hearts. Buy them already preserved or follow this Italian recipe.
A staple at Westerosi weddings, pigeon pie is a fixture in the Game of Thrones universe. This classic, gamey variant uses chicken thighs in place of hard-to-find game—but feel free to substitute with whatever meat (or none!) that you'd like.
Game of Thrones characters love their wine, and perhaps none more so than Tyrion. From all the myriad of wines that populate the Seven Kingdoms, perhaps the best known is Arbor Gold. Sweet, rich, golden dessert-style wines such as Sauternes (if you're not 21, no wine for you!) make an excellent substitute—or you can pay homage to the Night King with a unique ice wine.
Need to catch up on previous Game of Thrones seasons? Just say "Game of Thrones" into your Contour Voice Remote to access your favorite episodes On Demand. Don't forget that the eighth and final season (noooooo!) premieres Sunday, April 14 at 9/8c on HBO.