Two hundred Harry Potter fans enjoyed what must've been a surreal evening on Thursday — they got to dine inside the Great Hall at Hogwarts.
The event, hosted by Warner Bros. Studio Tour in London, which is home to all the Harry Potter sets, cost $350 but, let's be honest, was probably worth every penny. The hall itself was incredibly festive and decked for the holiday season. Time magazine, which attended the dinner, offered this description:
In the studio's lobby, guests were greeted by a snowcapped Christmas tree and waiters offering trays of canapés. Many fans had dressed up specially for the occasion, in Hogwarts robes, Prefect pins, skirts made of pages of the Daily Prophet and others in gowns and tuxedos.
As for the menu, it was apparently quite a thing.
The dinner menu was as elaborate as the night itself, beginning with a first course of ham hock and broad bean terrine with pea puree and walnut bread or confit pear, stilton cheese, radicchio and watercress salad. The second course—served as masked Death Eaters entered the hall in clouds of smoke to take pictures with guests—was roast turkey stuffed with cranberry and sausage with cumin carrots, brussels sprouts, crispy potatoes and rich gravy or lasagne with courgette, mozzarella, basil and pepper.
Many of the dinner guests d the experience on Instagram and . Here's a look:
Looks like the only thing missing is a ceiling that reflects the sky! To be fair, the event seems incredible, but anyone who's read the books has already been at Christmas dinner at Hogwarts. We were all there together.