A Fantasy Themed Dinner and Drinks Menu: A Feast Fit for a Kingdom


Greetings, noble guests! Welcome to our enchanting fantasy themed dinner party! This evening, we’ll indulge in a feast fit for kings, queens, knights, and adventurers of all kinds. From hearty appetizers to majestic main courses and decadent desserts, this menu is designed to transport you and your guests to a magical realm of culinary delight. So, don your finest attire and prepare to dine like royalty!

Embracing the Spirit of a Fantasy Party

A fantasy themed party is all about opulence, hearty fare, and a touch of magic. The food and drinks should reflect the grandeur and rustic charm of a royal banquet. Think lavish spreads, rich flavours, and beautifully presented dishes. This menu includes a variety of exquisite dishes that will make your guests feel like they’ve stepped into a fairy tale.

Appetizers: Elegant Starters

  1. Stuffed Mushroom Caps:
    • Ingredients: 1 lb large mushrooms (stems removed), 1/2 cup breadcrumbs, 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese, 1/4 cup cream cheese, 2 cloves garlic (minced), 2 tbsp parsley (chopped), salt and pepper to taste.
    • Instructions: Preheat oven to 375°F. In a bowl, mix breadcrumbs, Parmesan cheese, cream cheese, garlic, parsley, salt, and pepper. Stuff each mushroom cap with the mixture. Place on a baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes until golden and bubbly.
  2. Herbed Cheese and Bread Platter:
    • Ingredients: Assorted cheeses (such as cheddar, brie, and blue cheese), assorted breads (baguette, rye, and whole wheat), fresh herbs (rosemary, thyme, and basil).
    • Instructions: Arrange cheeses and pieces of bread on a large platter. Garnish with fresh herbs. Serve at room temperature for the best flavour.

Main Courses: Regal Entrees

  1. Roast Leg of Lamb:
    • Ingredients: 1 leg of lamb, 1/4 cup olive oil, 4 cloves garlic (minced), 2 tbsp fresh rosemary (chopped), 2 tbsp fresh thyme (chopped), salt and pepper to taste.
    • Instructions: Preheat oven to 400°F. In a bowl, mix olive oil, garlic, rosemary, thyme, salt, and pepper. Rub the mixture onto the lamb. Place lamb in a roasting pan and roast for 1.5-2 hours until the internal temperature reaches 145°F for medium-rare. Let rest before slicing.
  2. Medieval Chicken and Barley Stew:
    • Ingredients: 1 whole chicken (cut into pieces), 1 cup pearl barley, 4 cups chicken broth, 2 carrots (chopped), 2 celery stalks (chopped), 1 onion (chopped), 2 cloves garlic (minced), 1 tsp dried thyme, salt and pepper to taste.
    • Instructions: In a large pot, cook chicken pieces over medium heat until browned. Add barley, chicken broth, carrots, celery, onion, garlic, thyme, salt, and pepper. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 45 minutes to 1 hour until chicken is cooked through and barley is tender. Remove chicken pieces, shred meat, and return to the pot.

Sides: Majestic Accompaniments

  1. Roasted Root Vegetables:
    • Ingredients: 4 large carrots (peeled and chopped), 2 parsnips (peeled and chopped), 2 turnips (peeled and chopped), 2 tbsp olive oil, 1 tsp dried thyme, salt and pepper to taste.
    • Instructions: Preheat oven to 400°F. In a bowl, toss vegetables with olive oil, thyme, salt, and pepper. Spread on a baking sheet and roast for 25-30 minutes until tender and caramelized.
  2. Honey-Glazed Carrots:
    • Ingredients: 1 lb baby carrots, 2 tbsp butter, 2 tbsp honey, 1 tbsp fresh parsley (chopped), salt and pepper to taste.
    • Instructions: In a saucepan, cook carrots in boiling water until tender, about 5-7 minutes. Drain and return to the pan. Add butter, honey, salt, and pepper. Cook over medium heat until carrots are glazed. Garnish with fresh parsley.

Desserts: Royal Indulgences

  1. Spiced Apple Tarts:
    • Ingredients: 1 package puff pastry, 4 large apples (peeled, cored, and sliced), 1/4 cup brown sugar, 1 tsp cinnamon, 1/4 tsp nutmeg, 1 tbsp lemon juice.
    • Instructions: Preheat oven to 400°F. Roll out puff pastry and cut into circles to fit tart pans. In a bowl, mix apple slices, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and lemon juice. Arrange apple slices on the puff pastry circles. Bake for 20-25 minutes until golden brown.
  2. Honey Cake:
    • Ingredients: 1 cup honey, 1 cup sugar, 3/4 cup vegetable oil, 4 eggs, 2 cups flour, 1 tsp baking powder, 1 tsp cinnamon, 1/2 tsp nutmeg, 1/2 tsp ginger.
    • Instructions: Preheat oven to 350°F. In a large bowl, mix honey, sugar, and oil. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. In another bowl, combine flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger. Gradually add dry ingredients to wet ingredients, mixing well. Pour batter into a greased baking pan and bake for 45-50 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean.

Drinks: Enchanted Elixirs

  1. Royal Red Wine Punch:
    • Ingredients: 1 bottle red wine, 1/2 cup brandy, 1/4 cup honey, 1/4 cup lemon juice, 2 cups sparkling water, lemon slices for garnish, ice cubes.
    • Instructions: In a large punch bowl, combine red wine, brandy, honey, and lemon juice. Stir until honey is dissolved. Add sparkling water, lemon slices, and ice cubes. Serve chilled.
  2. Spiced Mead (Alcoholic Option):
    • Ingredients: 1 bottle of mead, 1/4 cup honey, 2 cinnamon sticks, 4 cloves, 1 orange (sliced).
    • Instructions: In a large pot, combine mead, honey, cinnamon sticks, cloves, and orange slices. Heat gently until warm (do not boil). Serve in mugs.
  3. Elven Elixir (Non-Alcoholic):
    • Ingredients: 4 cups sparkling water, 1 cup elderflower syrup, 1/2 cup lemon juice, fresh mint leaves, lemon slices for garnish.
    • Instructions: In a pitcher, combine sparkling water, elderflower syrup, and lemon juice. Stir well. Serve over ice and garnish with fresh mint leaves and lemon slices.


A fantasy/medieval-themed dinner party is a fantastic way to bring the magic and grandeur of a royal court to your home. With this menu, you can create a delicious and enchanting experience that will delight your guests and make your party a memorable event. Enjoy the food, the drinks, and the magical atmosphere!


Can I prepare these dishes in advance? Yes, many of these items can be prepared ahead of time, allowing you to focus on hosting during the party.

What non-alcoholic drinks can I serve? In addition to the Elven Elixir, you can offer a variety of non-alcoholic drinks like sparkling water with fruit slices, herbal iced tea, or a non-alcoholic spiced cider to keep all guests happy!

How can I cater to dietary restrictions with a fantasy/medieval menu? Offer a variety of dishes, including vegetarian options like Roasted Root Vegetables and Honey-Glazed Carrots. Clearly label any potential allergens.

What's the best way to serve the food at a fantasy/medieval themed party? Buffet-style serving works well, allowing guests to sample a variety of foods and go back for more as they please.

How can I make the party more interactive with the food and drinks? To make the party more interactive, consider setting up food stations where guests can assemble their own tarts or create their own cheese and bread platters. You can also include fantasy-themed games and activities to keep everyone entertained, such as a royal trivia contest or a costume contest for the best-dressed guest.