Taste of Thrones: Pop-Up Dinner Series

Event has passed (Mon Apr 22, 2019 - Tue Apr 23, 2019)
25 Lusk
Drinks, Food


In Celebration of the Final Season of HBO's "Game of Thrones"
"TASTE OF THRONES" Pop Up Bar & Dinner Series
Eat like a Stark & Drink like a Lannister!



San Francisco's Hottest Pop-Up Dinner Returns!

Mon, April 15th Dinner - SOLD OUT IN 6 HOURS!
Tues, April 16th Dinner - SOLD OUT IN 7 HOURS!
Mon, April 22nd Dinner - LESS THAN 9 SEATS LEFT!

Brace Yourself... Dinner is Coming

NEXT DINNER: Mon, April 22nd: Tickets on Sale:

A Feast fit for a King & Queen

Featuring the Medieval Culinary Artwork of

Tyrion’s "I Drink & I Know Things" pairings by
Sommelier Cezar Kusik

Game of Thrones-inspired atmospheric music

Meet other Game of Thrones enthusiasts,
Discuss Season 8, Sunday night's latest episode, and show predictions!


~ Take Your Photo on the Iron Throne!
~ Take your Photo with Daenerys' 27 foot Dragon!
~ Drink out of Medieval Goblets & Horn Tankards!
~ Enhanced Game of Thrones-inspired decor & ambience!
~ Theatrical Lighting, Visuals & High-Quality Sound!

Who will be crowned King of the North?
Who will be Shamed?
Who is the rightful heir of The Throne?

After 7 weeks of sell-out dinners in 2017, our first 2019 dinner selling out in less than 6 HOURS after publicly announcing, Art of Flavor is very excited to bring our "Taste of Thrones" experience to an all-new exciting level in partnership with award-winning 25 Lusk restaurant and lounge showcasing the talents of James Beard Featured and Michelin Star Awarded Chef Matthew Dolan and his own culinary interpretation of the HBO television show phenomenon "Game of Thrones".

We will be taking everything we have learned and refined after 2 seasons of past dinners and incredible customer feedback, to deliver the ultimate GoT culinary experience. Dinners will be held on Monday nights for GoT fans to discuss the previous night's episode.




“Taste of Thrones” is not affiliated in any way with HBO’s Game of Thrones TV show or George R.R. Martin’s "A Song of Ice and Fire" novels. We are inspired by a love for these great works of entertainment.



"An absolute must if you're a Game of Thrones fan!"

"The atmosphere and theme felt true and authentic."

"Great way to enjoy food in a new and different way. We'll be back!"

"Service was on point and food far exceeded expectations."

"Amazing Experience. Lovely Evening! We'll be back!"

"Definitely will come again and bring friends!!!"

"Taste of Thrones conquered the seven kingdoms of my stomach!"

"Everything was wonderful! Crowns off to the chef!"

"The décor was on point. The music was on point. The experience was great!"

"Fantastic quality of food, service and environment for a night out.
Would recommend to a friend."

"We would come again for sure!"

"Taste of Thrones was an excellent way to make new friends by bonding over our love for the show!"

"Please make sure this is an annual event that continues in the future!"

"Great ambiance, great flavor, a night that Game of Thrones fans
will cherish!"

"It was awesome. The atmosphere, the food, and the people that actually know what you're talking about when it comes to the show."

"A+ on atmosphere and décor."

"Would recommend it to all my friends - GoT fans or not!"

"The drinks were amazing ("Shame" was my favorite!)"

"Shame! If you miss this event!"

"The set up + decorations were totally in theme with G.O.T. and the music was great for the event."

"Enemies to the North, the South, the East, but my table & belly are full of allies tonight."

"Way better than the Red Wedding!"

"Winter came to San Francisco."

"A must do for any true GoT enthusiast! The atmosphere and conversation take Sunday night right through to Monday! So Fun!"

"All the flavors of Westeros in one night!"

"A very fun experience to do with other Game of Thrones fans!"

"Can't wait for the next one!"


4-Course Dinner by James Beard featured & Michelin Star awarded Chef Matthew Dolan (see menu below)
$99 (sales tax & gratuity not included)

Tyrion's "I Drink & I Know Things" pairing is $45 (sales tax & gratuity not included)

Allergies/Dietary Restrictions?
Due to the unique nature of this medieval feast event,
unfortunately, we cannot make special accommodations for dietary restrictions.

Seats are extremely limited.

Last "Taste of Thrones" dinner sold out 6 HOURS after announcing! So purchase your tickets immediately to secure your spot on the Throne!

Please spread the word to other "Game of Thrones" and "foodie" friends!!!

This is a 21+ event.


Matthew Dolan

Chef Matthew Dolan received his formal training at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York and credits his work alongside professionals who honored the craft - including many "salty old European chefs" that ran well organized and disciplined kitchens - as providing him with the fundamentals he needed to excel. From New Orleans, New York City, Nantucket Island, and Helsinki, Finland, he has strived to improve his technique while being exposed to a variety of restaurant environments. Dolan became part of the San Francisco dining scene with a successful run as executive chef at Garibaldi's on Presidio. At Twenty Five Lusk, Dolan realized his dream of building his own kitchen, where he continues to deliver inspired cuisine that demonstrates his passion and commitment to excellence. He is a member of the US State Department’s American Chef Corps, has been featured at the prestigious James Beard House on three occasions, earned a coveted Michelin Star, authored the fish cookbook “Simply Fish”, and continues to make numerous television and radio appearances here in the San Francisco Bay Area. Dolan is delighted to apply his culinary artistry towards a "Game of Thrones" inspired dinner!


Cezar Kusik

Upon moving to San Francisco in 1996 Cezar Kusik started his career in the restaurant Industry. His first jobs included bartending gigs at 15 Romolo and The Black Cat in North Beach. In 1998, unaware if its international wine reputation, he started working as a bartender at Rubicon Restaurant whose world class wine program was led by Master Sommelier Larry Stone. Under Larry’s tutelage Cezar passed the Court of Master Sommelier Certification. While at Rubicon Kusik had the privilege of working and tasting with some of the best professionals in the industry. In 2005 upon Larry Stone’s departure from Rubicon, Kusik was promoted to the position of Wine Director which he held until the restaurant’s closure in 2008. Cezar also worked as an independent wine consultant and wine educator conducting wine tastings and classes for restaurant professionals and creating wine lists for numerous Bay Area establishments. In 2010, Kusik opened the highly acclaimed 25 Lusk Restaurant as Wine Director and later promoted to his current position as Beverage Director. Cezar's tremendous knowledge of wines and all types of alcoholic beverages makes him the perfect candidate to curate and lead our Taste of Thrones' Tyrion's "I Drink & I Know Things" pairing experience!



"Few restaurants are as sexy as 25 Lusk" - Michael Bauer, SF Chronicle

Located in the bourgeoning China Basin neighborhood of San Francisco's SOMA district, 25 Lusk is a modern restaurant and lounge featuring seasonally driven New American cuisine, a dynamic wine program, and expertly crafted cocktails. Award winning architect Cass Calder Smith won top honors for his multi-million dollar design that weaves a modern aesthetic through a historic brick and timber warehouse originally built in 1917 as a meatpacking and smokehouse facility. All of the original exposed brick and massive timbers are still in place, creating a warm and inviting ambiance while maintaining the building's classic, industrial aesthetic. Perhaps the most unique element of the 25 Lusk transformations is the open space from the main dining level to the lounge below. This design unifies the two-level space while still allowing each level to exist as a distinct venue. Our "Taste of Thrones" Pop-Up Bar & Dinner Series will be taking over 25 Lusk's one-of-a-kind basement level bar and lounge called the "Social".

25 Lusk St.
(Off Townsend Street between 3rd & 4th Street)
San Francisco, CA 94107


Where chefs are artists, your plate their canvas, your meal their masterpiece.

The Art of Flavor turns restaurant dining into a ticketed culinary experience. Art of Flavor gives chefs the opportunity to artistically express themselves to culinary thrill seekers. Chefs are creatively challenged to design their own unprecedented dining experience into a one-of-a-kind event. Culinary artwork becomes not only about stunning plate presentations, but also about innovative flavor profiles and progressive cooking techniques. The Art of Flavor creates an intimate opportunity to get to know chefs as they lead a culinary journey, course by course, narrating and educating guests on each plate's origins, inspirations, philosophies, ingredients and techniques.

To learn more about The Art of Flavor,
please visit https://www.art-of-flavor.com.


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