What do you get when you take one slightly obsessed Hunger Games fan, who happens to be a baker (I love you Peeta) and give her the un-official Hunger Games cookbook? You get a Capitol Feast of course.
And since the movie release is tonight at midnight, I thought this would be the perfect time to create a “celebratory” dinner using menu items that had actually been referenced in the Hunger Games novel. (The unofficial Hunger Games cookbook provided the recipes to the Orange Chicken and Capitol Grade Chocolate Cake, not to mention it had some other really great recipes too. If you love Hunger Games – you must get this cookbook!)
Let the 74th annual Hunger Games begin!
The feast and their significance to the Hunger Games:
* Harvest Grain bakery bread spread with goat cheese and topped with blackberries and basil (or in this case it’s topped with mint as I couldn’t find fresh basil).
This is the same meal enjoyed by Gale and Katniss in the woods, on the day of the reaping.
* A platter of various bread rolls – each representing a different district. When lacking dinner conversation, Peeta explains the different breads to Katniss.
* Orange Juice and Hot Chocolate. Katniss had never tasted either of these things until that first train ride to the Capitol.
* Orange You Glad I’m Chicken, recipe from the un-Official Hunger Games Cookbook
After an exhausting day of being “remade”, Katniss isn’t in the mood to enjoy another elaborate feast. Her stylist Cinna encourages her to her to eat this delectable dish: Chicken and chunks of oranges cooked in a cream sauce laid on a bed of pearly white grain.
* Capitol Grade Chocolate Cake, recipe from the un-Official Hunger Games Cookbook.
The feast served during Katniss’s first night away from her family ends with a decadent chocolate cake.
I decorated mine with roses in representation of President Snow.
And I found the printable *here*
Enjoy, and MAY THE ODDS BE EVER IN YOUR FAVOR.