EAST VILLAGE — Pewter goblets, roast pig and actors dressed as prostitutes will set the scene later this month when a local bar transforms for a one-day feast to celebrate the hit series "Game of Thrones."
Percy’s Tavern on Avenue A will be recreating an upcoming wedding scene from the third season of the popular HBO show on May 30, complete with a medieval-themed banquet and costume contest.
"We’re going to try our best to make it as close to the show as possible,” said Percy’s owner Larry Watson, who said the cuisine will be inspired by the official "Game of Thrones" cookbook, "A Feast of Ice and Fire."
“We're going back to the banquet kind of stuff — like roast beef, roast pig and pigs feet. I love how the food was more about sustenance back then.”
Watson, an avid "Game Of Thrones" fan, said he enjoyed the simplicity of medieval-style food so much that he is even considering making some of the "GoT"-themed dishes a permanent addition to Percy’s daily menu.
“If I had this cookbook when I opened this restaurant, I would have been serving this kind of food from day one,” Watson said. “This is my Bible now.”
The special menu will include roast beef and pork, turnips, potatoes and even some less-familiar delicacies such as pig knuckles.
"They ate every part of the animal back then," Watson said. "They worked really hard, so the food was much more hearty."
The feast will be laid out on a long communal table adorned with candelabras and real pewter goblets, he explained. Guests are asked to pay a $30 cover charge that includes a plate of food and drinks.
Stuyvesant Town resident Claudia Smith, whose pastry business Enchanted Edibles launched a "Game of Thrones" line this year, will provide the banquet's centerpiece — a multi-tiered red velvet cake, topped with a goblet that will appear to be pouring blood.
Guests are encouraged to dress up as their favorite characters for a costume contest. Winners of the best-dressed man and woman awards will receive "Game of Thrones" jewelry as prizes.
As a final touch, two actors have been hired to dress like prostitutes from the series, Smith said.
“I’m going to be playing Shae during the event,” said Freya Adams, a student actor who was hired for her resemblance to the character featured prominently in the show. “I’ve never watched the series, but I know she’s very loving. I’m really going to have to do the research to recreate her character.”