The Kraken Karnival launches a festival of darkness this weekend at The Vic (Sydney)

Guests should not expect a vibrant, colourful scene this weekend for the launch of the Kraken Karnival in Marrickville; instead, The Kraken Black Spiced Rum will bring their greyscale palette to their two-day festival of darkness.

From Friday the 14th of July, a four-metre helter skelter lighthouse wrapped in an attacking tentacle of the Kraken will pay homage to the legendary sea monster at the Vic on the Park among a range of festival competitions and activities.

The food and drinks menu will celebrate The Kraken with a selection that infuses the spiced rum into all options. For drinks, guests can expect The Kraken and Coke ($10), The Kraken Squid Bite (Kraken and warm cider, $10) and the black and white theme to continue when slow-dissolving Persian fairy floss will be placed atop Espresso Martini’s ($14).

The Kraken Espresso Martini garnished with white Persian fairy floss ($14)

Hungry patrons will experience The Vic’s normal kitchen menu as well as Kraken-infused black hotdogs, which will be laid in ink dyed black buns with caramelised onions, Kraken Ribs, toffee apples, black popcorn and Salt and Pepper Kraken Squid.

The Kraken Karnival

Address: The Vic on the Park, 2 Addison Rd, Marrickville
When: Friday July 14 and Saturday July 15
Hours: 7pm-10pm

Entry is free but spaces are limited. You can head to the Facebook event page for more information HERE.

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