I'm the epitome of a Young Adult fangirl. The Hunger Games is one of my favorite series. I'm a sucker for a distopian trilogy. Divergent being my other favorite. Being in Atlanta I'm able to experience The Hunger Games at a whole new level because the movies were filmed here. One of my favorite spots is the Swan House which you may know as President Snow's home. The extravagant party that was held on the front lawn for Catching Fire, just amazing. There is a great day long tour that I went on called the Hunger Games Unofficial Fan Tours here in Atlanta where we got to discover District Twelve, The Arena and President Snow's mansion. We also got to play Archery Tag which was a blast! But what I loved about the day was how much thought they had put into all the little details, like lunch!
It was an “authentic” District Twelve meal, or at least what you would expect someone from District Twelve with limited food sources would eat. It included a crescent roll, cherry tomatoes, Prim's goat cheese wrapped in basil, trail mix, jerky, watermelon and mint salad. It looks light but it is actually the perfect sized meal. I placed the chess, basil and tomatoes in the roll and ate it like a sandwich. We also got a snack before we went inside the Swan House, Nightshade (should be Nightlock) berries (blueberries) and a white rose from President Snow. It was perfect. For our special tour we were treated to something extra special. William Dean Chocolates, the same chocolates that appeared during the party at President Snow's home. Aren't they beautiful? You can order your own too on the William Dean website.
On another occasion I attended a party at the Swan House and they had Hunger Games inspired food that was to die for made by Proof of the Pudding. Their presentation of the food was also amazing. I started with the District Twelve's, which were Basil wrapped goat cheese bites. Goat cheese drizzled roast garlic and orange, topped with fresh cracked pepper, sea salt, red peppers and served with grilled ciabatta.
Rue's Berries – mixed greens with blackberries, raspberries, blueberries, goat cheese, chopped walnuts and raspberry vinaigrette.
Peeta Bread – Pita bread slice topped with goat cheese and apple slices.
Katniss, The grill that was on fire – Mini burger and veggie sliders.
Gale's gold foil potatoes – Mini sliced baked potatoes topped with sour cream, butter and chives.
Haymitch's Drunken Noodles – Thai Soba noodles.
And to end the evening we enjoyed Hibiscus and S'moresCronuts from Mellark's Bakery. Peeta would be so proud!
These are some of the amazing Hunger Games inspired food dishes that I've had. Stick with these basics to create a meal that any Hunger Games fan will love. Crescent rolls from District 11. Goat cheese from Primrose. Dessert from Peeta. You can't go wrong!