Toronto film fest pairs movies with delicious food from top restaurants

Oct 11 2016, 4:17 pm

Forget popcorn.

Toronto’s most delicious film festival, Eatable Film Festival bills itself as a feast for the senses and promises an immersive experience when it takes over the Royal Cinema on Saturday, October 22 until Tuesday, October 25.

Now in its sophomore year, the film fest has cast top Toronto chefs to cater movie snacks in homage of narrative themes explored in each film.

See what Eatable is screening and serving right here:

Coffee & Cigarettes

Jim Jarmusch’s 2003 anthology features an all-star cast (Bill Murray, Steve Buscemi, Iggy Pop, Tom Waits, Cate Blanchett, Jack White… to name just a few) in a series of vignettes connected by the common theme of coffee and cigarettes.

Coffee to be provided by Sam James Coffee Bar, meanwhile, Blackbird Baking Co. will satiate crowds with a classic ham and cheese sandwich and smokey chocolates by CXBO.

Date/Time: Saturday, October 22, 2016 at 1pm
Tickets: Screening and snacks for $39

Big Night

The 1996 film by Stanley Tucci and Campbell Scott follows brothers Primo and Secondi as they struggle to keep their Italian restaurant afloat in 1950s New Jersey.

Italian hot dogs with a gourmet twist and Negroni cocktails during the screening will be provided by chefs Rocco Agostino (Pizzeria Libretto) and James Santon (Enoteca Sociale). Moviegoers hungry for more can partake in a four-course menu featuring Timpano (the movie’s other star) at a Pizzeria Libretto (545 King Street West) following the film.

Date/Time: Sunday, October 23, 2016 at 5 pm
Tickets: Screening and snacks for $39; VIP dinner $119

Need for Meat (Vleesverlangen)

Join filmmaker Marijn Frank as she explores carnivorous cravings and tackles all sides of the meat eater’s dilemma in this 2015 documentary.

Simultaneous to the screening, chef Scott Vivian (Beast) serves up meatballs with fennel slaw and gin cocktails, followed by an exclusive Q&A with filmmaker and chef after the credits.

Date/Time: Monday, October 24, 2016 at 7 pm
Screening and snacks for $39

Portrait of a Garden

Take a tour of this centuries-old kitchen garden in the Netherlands and follow along as master-gardener Jan Freriks imparts a lifetime of experience patience on protege/owner Daan van der Have.

This screening opens with the Season 3 premiere of In the Weeds, featuring Chef John Horne (Canoe) who will also be on hand for the evening serving a “Compost Heap” dessert along with pear cocktails and Amsterdam Farmhouse Series beer. Q&A with filmmaker and chef will follow.

Date/Time:Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 7 pm
Screening and snacks for $39

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