Drag shows, devilish dishes and cocktails – head along to the Imperial for Rood Food, a month long festival of all things fabulous.
One multi million dollar renovation later and Erskineville’s The Imperial has never looked better. Head to the first floor of this Inner West watering hole and you’ll now find Priscilla’s, an oh-so-fabulous drag inspired restaurant and bar. Here you can dine on everything from poké bowls to burgers, not to mention a full blown veggo-friendly menu.
Now in the Imperial’s latest move, they’re bringing in a month-long celebration of drag and tongue-in-cheek delights. Running from 10th September – 10th October, Rood Food encourages all eager punters to head along – just make sure you leave your prudish friends at the door.
As a part of the month long celebration is a special drag n’ dine experience. Aptly titled Bone Appetite and the Oral Outhouse, this drag extravaganza 3-act show runs on Monday and Wednesday nights from 7pm. Hosted by the iconic Sydney queens Krystal Kleer and Coco Jumbo, your $69 ticket (sexual innuendo definitely implied) includes not only a seat to the highly coveted show, but also a 3 course set menu and a glass of bubbles on arrival.
Pearl up your palette with dishes such as the The Pearl Necklace ($27), a 1/2 dozen oysters served with finger lime caviar granita. Other cheeky dishes on the menu include the Bachelor Balls ($13), comprised of herbed zucchini balls, served with spiced yoghurt and ‘splooge’ dressing.
You’ll want to leave room for dessert, the Gay Time Gag Ball ($16) combining salted caramel and buttermilk ice cream, with a dulce de leche centre and almond nuts. It’s accompanied by Panna Knockers ($12), best described as boob-shaped panna cotta topped with fresh raspberries.
If one glass of bubbles leaves you wanting more, you can also purchase a range of climatic cocktails from the bar, including The Nut Buster ($17), made using Tanqueray gin, pisco, lemon, sugar and egg white.
For more information, check out The Imperial’s official website here.
The Rood Food festival will run from 10th September until 10th October.