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Movie 'n' Food: Sapore di Cinema



Movie 'n' Food: Sapore di Cinema

Two events to celebrate the role of food in Italian cinema

Dinner on the 29th of April and costume, book and photo show on the 30th. Register separately! ****************Dinner: 29 April, 7 PM, Ristobar, 2300 Chestnut Street, SF. Celebrate the role of food in Italian films with dinner at Ristobar, the destination for artisanal Italian fare, with menus curated by renowned chefs Viola Buitoni (of the famed Buitoni pasta and chocolate family, a respected and imaginative chef in her own right) and Michele Belotti (a rising star and Ristobar’s new chef de cuisine), will serve food which appears in Italian films. Menu for Sapore di Cinema • “Ristobar” Appetiser • Venetian style liver on polenta and onions – from the film Pane e Tulipani (Bread and Tulips, directed by Silvio Soldini) • "Pasta e fagioli" (Pasta and beans) revisited – from the film I soliti ignoti (Big Deal on Madonna Street, directed by Mario Monicelli, revisited: originally the screenplay called for Pasta e fagioli, but Marcello Mastroianni asked instead for Pasta e ceci: pasta and chickpeas) • Roman oxtail stew (coda alla vaccinara) – Mastroianni’s character’s favourite dish in the film Brutti, sporchi e cattivi (Down and Dirty, directed by Ettore Scola) also seen in the film Il marito (The Husband, directed by Nanni Loy) • “Dolce vita” cake, inspired by the film of the same name, by master pastry chef Gary Rulli, the ‘emperor of Panettone’. Wine is generously provided by Ciù Ciù TICKETS FOR THE DINNER ON THE 29TH: Single ticket, $80: click here. Ticket for two people, $150: click here. IIC MEMBER DISCOUNTS! Call us on 415 788 7142 or email us through, providing your name and membership number, and we will give you a special member price: individual tickets for $70 instead of $80. ****************Costume, book & photo show: 30 April, 6:30 PM, IIC. On the evening of the 30th of April, guests will view costumes from various classic Italian films as well as photos by the ‘Paparazzi King’ Rino Barillari, who snapped candid photos of Hollywood stars, often in the middle of dinner! We will also present Secret Notebook, a book by food and cinema expert Laura Delli Colli about the relationship between food and cinema, which includes recipes. Please register here for the free event on the 30th of April.


Date: Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Entrance : Free