Save the popcorn and gummy bears for your local Loews and cancel your pre-cinema restaurant reservations — no one does dinner and a movie quite like Nitehawk Cinemas.
While it’s easy to find a food through-line in films like Big Night, Julie and Julia, Eat, Drink, Man, Woman or Ratatouille, the quirky film house/cocktail bar/high-end concessionaire prides itself on finding edible inspiration in the most unlikely of places — serving beer battered and whisky sauced “Drunken Phoenix” chicken alongside screenings of The Master, for instance, or constructing Counting Sheep Cheese plates for the Mike Birbiglia indie, Sleepwalk with Me.
Ever get a serious jones for Vietnamese food while watching Apocalypse Now? Us either, but we’re still excited to probe the culinary heart of darkness with chef Russell Dougherty and Sixpoint Brewery on Tuesday, October 16th for a $60, three course dinner/four course beer pairing motivated by scenes from the awe inspiring (if not necessarily salivary gland inducing) film.
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Vietnamese Hot Dog (Star fruit, chili, spicy peanut mustard, fresh herbs)Movie:
Willard is summoned to a lunch meeting with the embedded U.S. military intelligence and given his orders to “Terminate with extreme prejudice.” The journey begins...
Bengali Tiger IPADinner:
New Orleans Gumbo (Shrimp, andouille sausage, okra) OR
Banh mi Sandwich (Grilled pork, pickled vegetables, cucumber, sesame mayonnaise) OR
Veggie Banh mi Sandwich (Spicy marinated tofu, pickled vegetables, cucumber, sesame mayonnaise) Movie:
When New Orleans-raised Chef convinces Willard to venture ashore to pick mangoes, they are abruptly reminded that, in this part of the jungle, the tiger king of the food chain. “Never get out of the boat.”
Mango Sorbet (Lime creme, mint)Movie:
Arriving at the front lines of combat where Huey Choppers delivers ice cream to the infantry, the audience is thrust into the chaotic beauty of one of film’s best set designs, seen through a psychedelic haze. “Who’s In charge here?”
Building up to the inevitable confrontation, Col. Kurtz’ gripping monologue offers insight into his battle-scarred morality that questions whether he is truly an insane renegade or one of the few left with the fortitude to stand by his convictions. “The horror...”
For more info or to purchase tickets, visit nitehawkcinema.com