A disappointed muggle goes about her life still believing in magic. It’s a little weird to explain to people, and lonely even with the massive fandom all around you.
There’s so much about that world that I wanted to experience. Most importantly, but probably not limited to butterbeer.
Wands and charms and everything else aside, butterbeer – whatever this curious alcoholic, caramel flavoured, hot/cold beverage is – seems like it’s something us muggles will have to only wonder about forever. No matter how ‘authentic’ a version they’re serving at Harry Potter World pales in comparison to the taste and meaning of the real thing.
Butterbeer, Hogwarts, and everything around it has come to mean so much to our world over the years. A symbol of warmth, friendship and belonging for the magical folk, yes, but Merlin’s beard! It’s exactly the same for us non-magical folk too…
“All I want to do is be at Hogwarts with you, eating turkey legs in the great hall while listening to the carols of the ghosts gliding past us. Then maybe we can go to Hogsmeade to get a butterbeer.”Eternal Youth by Maria Elena
This world is a place where we feel like we belonged more than where we are at times. It’s unrequited love. It’s the little things. The sense of familiarity and camaraderie you feel when you come across someone else who recognises the most subtle of references, or isn’t bewildered by:
“I’m so hungry I could eat a Hippogriff…”Ron Weasley in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling
You waited for that letter and were crushed when it didn’t arrive. I know I was.
It would’ve been the stuff of your wildest dreams or a ticket to get out of where you are and wanted to escape from, or anything else. No one hopes for a letter from a boarding school, and yet…
It’s taken you years to reconcile yourself to your non-magic fate.
But. Here’s an escape for a night. A chance to find that hidden passageway away from whatever it is you need a break from. It’s temporary and inspired from a place of intense longing, love and the delicious food that always appears out of nowhere.
“zis ‘eavy ‘ogwarts food”Fleur Delacour in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling
This eight-course dinner is back for food lovers to enjoy a meal in the company of similar minded people and experience an open day at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry…through food!
Pssst….we’ll be preparing a few intoxicating potions too and recommend you don’t drive home.
Take the Knight Bus instead!
- Date: An Evening in December, 2019 (exact date forthcoming)
- Time: 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
- Cover charge: ₹2300 per head (all inclusive)
- Address: Accessible area in New Town, Kolkata (easily reached from Novotel).
- Contact: +91-8697406710
Simply fill up this form and we’re good to go!*
*limited spots, as always