Monday, August 6, 2012

Throne of Glass: A Celebration, Part Deux


Today is a very special day on the blog! My friend Elena of Novel Sounds (which is awesome and amazing and you need to go check it out if you haven’t yet) and I are hosting an unofficial pre-celebration for the release day of Sarah J. Maas’ incredible debut novel, Throne of Glass.

The book is officially out in stores tomorrow, August 7. If you want to know what I thought of the book and WHY I think you should pick up a copy, feel free to check out my review, Elena & Kendra’sreview and our friend Magan’s review. And if you feel lucky and want a chance to win a signed copy of the book, check out this post!

If you've already read Throne of Glass and loved it, feel free to add any (or all) of these awesome buttons Elena made to your sidebar.







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As this is a celebration, Elena and I wanted to do fun posts related to Throne of Glass on our blogs. I already posted my little ode to the book this morning, and now, I'll be sharing a feast fit for the characters of Throne of Glass and well, us readers too!

In a fantasy setting like Throne of Glass, it's highly likely that there was a banquet or party or two. I love food, so imagining what delicious things would be offered to guests at parties like this is often fun for me. Here's what I think would make an awesome menu for a dinner party/banquet set in Throne of Glass - if it were set in the modern world and if the chefs were French. (The menu is based off a menu from Les Chefs de France, located in Epcot at Walt Disney World in Florida.)

First, the prelude or appetizers:


Cassolette d'escargots de Bourgogne au beurre persille (Casserole of snails from Burgundy, baked in parsley and garlic butter)
Assiette de fromages de France (French imported cheese plate)
Bisque de homard (Lobster bisque)
Soupe a l'oignon Gratinee (Classic onion soup with Gruyere cheese)

Then, the main courses:

Plat de Cote de Boeuf au Cabarnet avec pates (Beef short ribs braised in Cabernet with pasta, pearl onions and mushrooms)
Canard a l'orange, haricot verts et polenta (Duck breast and leg confit a l'orange, French green beans and polenta)
Filet de boeuf grille, sauce au poivre vert Gratin Dauphinois et haricots verts (Grilled tenderloin of beef with green peppercorn sauce, original potato gratin of Savoy and green beans
Trio de fruits de mer au bouillion de homard (Sauteed scallops, mahi mahi, and black tiger shrimp served in a lobster broth with gnocchi)

Then, finally, my favorite part, the desserts:

Creme brulee (Vanilla creme brulee, served with a Madeleine)
Croustillant feuillantine, douceur au chocolat, glace noix de coco, tartare de banane (Crispy cake with chocolate milk mousse, coconut ice cream and bananas marinated in rum and lemon juice)
Crepe a la pomme et cannelle, glace vanille, caramel jus de pommes (Crepes filled with cinnamon, apple, vanilla ice craem and apple caramel sauce
Profiteroles au chocolate (Puff choux with vanilla ice cream and chocolate sauce)
Eclairs & Macarons

What do you think - would you want to come to this feast and partake of the food? I know I would!

One of the things I loved about Celaena is her addiction to candy. When you read Throne of Glass (if you haven't already), you'll know exactly what I'm talking about! So, here are some candies I think Celaena would definitely be a fan of.


Jolly Ranchers

Twizzlers

Gummy bears

Lollipops

I am almost 100% sure that if I handed Celaena any of these candies, she'd love me for life... or at least for the rest of the day. (And that's if my suspicions after reading the book are right!)

And that's it for the second post that's part of the unofficial Throne of Glass pre-celebration. I hope I made you sufficiently hungry - both for actual food and to read Throne of Glass!

If you're interested in reading Throne of Glass, you can enter today's giveaway for a finished copy by checking out this post!

9 comments:

  1. Okay, when are we having that meal? Delish!

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  2. Um, my stomach is GROWLING RIGHT NOW!!! This is SO amazingly awesome/cool. THANK YOU for hosting this wonderful celebration! I'm truly, truly honored! Also, your ode is AMAZING!! I want to print it out and hang it on my wall. <3

    (And Celaena would love you FOREVER if you gave her any of that candy.)

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  3. This is such an awesome post! I'm dying to read this book right now. I absolutely can't wait!

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  4. Yum -- now I'm hungry! I've heard so many wonderful things about this book that I'm going to have to give it a read.

    Thanks for sharing all the foodie goodness! :)

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  5. OMG, Alexa! Why must you post such awesomeness? ;) I am totally up for having a huge Throne of Glass get-together and having THIS for the meal! Great post <3

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  6. Oh my gosh. That entire meal just sounds heavenly. Although a bunch of people would have to be eating it with me! Hah.

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  7. This sounds SO GOOD!! I would absolutely love to be at this feast, esp the dessert portions. Eep so excited to be doing this event with you. <3

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  8. This feast sounds amazing -- I would definitely want to be there :) Awesome post!

    And I picked up my copy of the book today!

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  9. YUM. When's dinner? I'll bring chick flicks and we can make a night of it! This is so much fun!

    - Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl

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