When I polled our Facebook followers a few months back about which character they would most like to have a character themed meal for, the winner was resoundingly our lovely young queen Margaery.
This should be a delightfully tasty meal to create. The weather is warm, fruits are ripening on tree and vine, and there is an abundance of flowers everywhere. It’s a perfect time for some Highgarden fare, instead of the heavy stews from Castle Black that get me through the winter!
Because Highgarden is so rich in edible goods, and the Tyrells wealthy enough to purchase what they cannot grow, we pretty much have our pick of ingredients. I’m thinking the dishes should be lighter fare, not quite as informal as tapas, but not far off, either. Something including floral notes is a must, whether roses or something else. My elderflowers are just coming into bloom, so I think perhaps those will go into a drink.
Grains and fresh fruits are always good. After all, the Tyrells brought wagonloads of bread to distribute amongst the poor of King’s Landing to bolster support for Margaery, so we can guess that a variety of grains are grown in the Reach. Overall, I suspect the meal should be flavorful, interesting, fresh, and healthy.
So, what do you all think? Have any regional favorites that you think are just begging to be included in a Highgarden meal? As always, I’ll pick out my favorite suggestions and incorporate them into the finished meal, so points for creativity. ;)