An enchanted ceiling dotted with stars and floating candles hangs over the room, where bottles, vials of dragon blood and empty beakers flicker against the burning candles on the bookshelf of the Potions room. Dobby pokes his head out of an urn, too afraid to step into sight, perhaps hiding from the shrills of a Mandrake crying in Herbology. The dull echoes of Moaning Myrtle are heard from the Chamber of Secrets whilst the aroma butter beer punches the air.
Two months ago, we carefully opened envelopes sealed with Hogwarts' crimson wax and excitedly scribbled the date in our diaries …. Harry Potter Party!
Thank you Bryt for a magical evening at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft & Wizardry. We were all utterly swept away by your amazing attention to detail! Dressed in robes, we supped on pumpkin pasties, polyjuice potion and sweet treats like treacle tarts. With each enchanted memory beautifully captured by our wonderful friend Danica Zuks. Take a peek at The Great Feast below …
8 lemons, flesh only
2 continental cucumbers, chopped
1/2 cup spinach leaves
100 g raw sugar, dissolved in 1/2 cup boiling water to make sugar syrup
300-400 ml gin, to taste (try Hendricks or a West Australian local The Sabre by The West Winds Gin)
2L soda water
Blend or juice lemon, cucumbers and spinach leaves.
Place juice into serving ware with sugar syrup and gin. Stir well.
Add soda water and ice and serve chilled.
This recipe makes the perfect amount for a 5.6L cauldron (or serving jar).
Bryton Taylor - Food in Literature
Bryt's video - watch here
A Harry Potter Hogwarts Dinner Party part I
A Harry Potter Hogwarts Dinner Party part II
Danica Zuks for her amazing photography and talent behind the lens
Danica's sweet treat recipes - The Brazen Duck
The Tales Compendium - Harry Potter party
Whit - dinewhitme
Briony - Eat Meets West
Teresa - Chi Garden