Two stars of the hit HBO series Kit Harrington and Gwendoline Christiewere dining at Achatz’s Alinea last weekend and the chef took the chance to channel his inner geek and served a dessert on a replica Longclaw sword.
In the series the Longclaw is given to Kit Harrington’s character Jon Snow by his mentor and remains his weapon of choice throughout. Achatz, a big fan of the show, received a replica sword as a present and claims he was looking for the right opportunity to serve dessert on it.
“Every year the team gets me a holiday gift, and they admit it is a difficult task,” wrote the chef on Instagram. “What do you get a guy that has no hobbies and works all the time? Myself, like everyone else in the world, loved Game of Thrones and would use story lines or show quotes during preservice meetings as analogies to service issues for inspiration or problem solving. So the team had a genius idea to get me LongClaw as a gift.”
“When I got it I told them someday we will serve a course on this sword,” he continued. “Last night we had the perfect opportunity! Frozen aerated Meyer lemon on a nitro frozen Long Claw served to Kit Harington and Gwendoline”.