Texas Chainsaw Massacre-style BBQ brisket, creepy costumes and freaky roaming performers will be haunting Centennial Park this Halloween night. A Moveable Feast is inviting a select number of Sydneysiders to gather in the moonlight for a high-end Halloween banquet, complete with drinking, fine dining and spooky live entertainment. And as for costumes? Think slasher movie chic.
The exclusive monster bash will take place from 7pm to 11pm on October 31 amidst the shadows of Centennial Park's pine forest (or 'Sleepy Hollow' for the night). Getting in isn't easy though — a seat at the table will cost you $65, but you have to be invited first. That means schmoozing one of the 'Heads of Clan', each of whom are given 28 invitations to hand out as they see fit. You can apply to become a Head of Clan by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org — but you'd best be quick about it.
Assuming you manage to get your hands on an invitation, there are two different dinner options which can be pre-ordered online. The 'Epicurean Halloween Harvest' ($200 for two people) includes iberico jamon, petuna smoked ocean trout, Texas Chainsaw Massacre-style BBQ brisket and slow roasted Voodoo lamb shoulder, while the 'Vegetarian Thriller' ($170 for two people) features a thyme, cherry tomato and goats curd tart and a bleeding grilled aubergine stack. Both options also come with Children of the Corn on the cob, sweet pumpkin pie and pecan crunch, edible cotton candy art, and doughnuts by Glazed, among various other tasty treats both savoury and sweet. You can also pre-order booze, or purchase it from the bar on the night.
The guest code is listed as scary glam, fashionably creepy or strangely wonderful, which should give you ample room to manoeuvre. That being said, we'd probably recommend wearing something in which you can comfortably bust out a few dance moves — since odds are they'll be blasting 'Thriller' at some point before the night is out.