Happy Hallowe’en – Let’s Talk about Our Trip to Hell (and the Food We Ate)

One week previous to today, we traipsed down to the Oberon to descend into the Nine Rings of Hell, and eat tasty food accompanying it.  This O.N.C.E event was mentioned during our first O.N.C.E. event, and we have been waiting on the edge of our seats for this event.

We did not take pictures at the event, preferring to respect the actors and kitchen by enjoying the food and entertainment.  Suffice to say, it was incredibly fun and the food was really good.  We had oysters for the first time, saw the best renditions of the circles of hell ever and ate really good food.  Here is our menu:

The first course was novel in that we had oysters for the first time, eaten with a wonderfully lusty presentation of the glamour of passion.  The second course, gluttony, we had a line dance, lots of baked beans and ribs, and a show by Cerberus, the three-headed monster that guards the gluttonous.  A trio of men, dressed in goggles and black garbage bag diapers of sorts, reveling in the leftovers of our beans and ribs to Brittany Spear’s “Gimme More”.  Divinity in Hell.  Avarice was a game show, where you could squander or hoard your “prizes”.  In the end, we all won really good polenta and some of the best apple sauce ever.  Wrath was a little unnerving, with angry wait staff fighting, and an MC who really didn’t care.  Heresy, which was represented by ‘false religion’ teaching about a lack of afterlife, was delicious.  I wanted more lobster.  Violence I don’t remember well, except that the beet soup was mystifyingly clear and utterly delicious.  The pate de fraud gras had the most humorous exemplification of the industrial meat system possible.

Our favorite was Treachery.  Happy little pastries stuffed with a chicken salad-type mixture, served in happy little packages to the most god-awful annoying song.  There were even little entertainment booklets to keep us busy!  Kudos to the progenitor of this idea.

Dessert was delicious, pumpkin anything is just wonderful right now.

As before, JJ and crew did a fabulous job, despite the hell it is to make Hell happen.  If you want to know the nitty gritty, JJ has a wonderful blog post about the work that goes into these types of events. Let it be known, JJ, we appreciate ever dish, every idea and your entire purpose and being.  Hopefully, our schedule will not have something else happening at the same time as every O.N.C.E. event for a while.

Again, Happy Hallowe’en, scare safely!

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4 Responses to Happy Hallowe’en – Let’s Talk about Our Trip to Hell (and the Food We Ate)

  1. Magda says:

    Three things:
    Happy Halloween
    and on the subject of beets, I must make you borscht

    (I’m being ridiculous and tired, but yes. Borscht. Must make it. And I hope I get to see you soon. Or at least talk to you soon. :D)

    • Happy Halloween to you! Certainly missing you! Maybe we can chat sometime soon. We’d love to try your Borscht. We just had a cabbage based borscht over the weekend, and it certainly is warming us up to trying more types of Borscht.

  2. JJ says:

    Thank you thank you thank you for your mighty sweet words, and for coming to the depths with us
    Imagine, what might we have done if we had even one full runthrough before…..?
    We are going to Valhalla in January, I do hope you can join us then
    Mwah! JJ

    • Valhalla? Really? Cool! That would be the next most amazing thing sence I got that song out of my head. It was perfect, but perfectly terrible.

      I hope next time to have an smart phone to take some pictures without carting in a giant camera. The food is so pretty! I look forward to the next one.

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