Food & Drink

Get Rude, The Imperial Is Kicking Off X-Rated Dinner And Drag Shows

By Jessica Best
16th Sep 2020

The Imperial in Erskineville is famous for many things but its semi-outrageous “Rood Food” dinner parties go down as an absolute bucket-list must-do in Sydney.

Having first kicked off back in 2018, The Imperial's annual Rood Food event is officially back—an X-rated and seductively designed menu (by head chef Christopher Dale Tolcidas) paired with a strictly adults-only drag show featuring Australia’s lead divas.

On the food side of things, you can expect a whole new sexually-charged vegan menu with all the tongue-in-cheek sexual innuendos possible. This year you’re in for “Pussy Paté”, “Bring Back the Bush”, and the return of a Rood Food favourite—the “Panna-Knockers”. 

“I’ve retained what Priscilla’s is best-known for, our plant-based menu and slow-cooked [vegan-friendly] meats, and given the dishes a colourful dressing-up much like our queens,” Tolcidas said in a statement.

The drag show has been directed by The Imperial's resident queen, Etcetera Etcetera and stars Peach Fuzz, Dammit Janet, Dakota Fann’ee, and Riot. There’s a three-part line-up including an Uber Eats drag delivery spoof, a self-saucing dinner party, and an erect banana-themed number topped by male dancer, Kalin Eade. 

Group dining starts from $69 per person (for two courses), or you can level up to three-courses at $89 per person. You’ll also have the option to amp up your feasting with a touch of bottomless drinks (at $40 extra per person).

For more information, head here.

The Details

What: Rood Food
When: Every Friday and Saturday from Friday 25 September until Saturday 21 November, 6.15pm until 8.15pm
Where: The Imperial, Erskineville

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Image credit: The Imperial 

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