On a Monday night in Melbourne a collection of Broadsheet readers had an appointment to see an evil fairy.

The fairy in question was Maleficent, the star of Disney’s new film Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, starring Angelina Jolie. Ahead of the film’s release on October 17, a selection of guests were invited to a preview screening in Melbourne’s CBD.

Afterwards, the cinemagoers were transported to Cutler and Co for an exclusive and highly decadent four-course Maleficent-inspired dinner. Each guest was handed a Twisted Desire cocktail of gin, dry vermouth and pig face to sip on while they marvelled at the elaborate art installations by florist Hattie Molloy around the room.

These weren’t the kind of static floral arrangements you’d see on a dining table – these were darkly dramatic and evil looking in the best possible way. Cascading greenery propped up small, pastel-coloured flowers juxtaposed with blood-red roses dipped in black paint.

The guests ate entrees of quail in parsley sauce and mains of smoked maple-glazed duck (the duck-leg pie was a particular favourite on the night). Each diner received a Mac Russian Red lipstick to take home. No magical curses were reported on the night.

Disney’s Maleficent: Mistress of Evil is in cinemas October 17.

This article is produced by Broadsheet in partnership by Disney.