Friends, join me, Gary and our incredible Dallas Chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier International for an exclusive, two-part film series with Studio Movie Grill, Royal Lane featuring two of our favorite food films, “Big Night” and “Chocolat” on September 12 and September 19.
(Tickets for both available here)
The two-night series with kick off on Monday, Sept. 12 with the film “BIg Night” starring Stanley Tucchi, Tony Shalhoub & Issabella Rosselini. Tucchi & Shaloub play immigrant brothers from Italy who open their dream Italian restaurant in 1950’s-era New Jersey. All does not go well and the duo have one Big Night to try to save their failing restaurant in a comical, endearing and simply delicious Italian celebration.
Our second evening, Sept. 19, will feature the film “Chocolat” starring Johnny Depp, Judi Dench and the simply enchanting Juliet Binoche. When a single mother and young daughter move to rural France and open a chocolate shop they are met with some skepticism. But they are warmly welcomed when the townspeople taste their divine chocolate.
Each evening will begin with a reception welcoming guests to the event featuring some of your Dallas Dames, including Celebrity Chef Tiffany Derry, Chef/Owner of Parigi, Janice Provost, Chef/Owner of Stocks & Bondy, Joanne Bondy, Pastry Chef Jill Bates with The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas, Sommelier/Co-Owner of The Grape, Courtney Luscher, Sommelier & reVolver Podcast Host, Hayley Hamilton Cogill, and more.
Select Dames will then join KXAS-TV Film Critic and Producer, Gary Cogill, for a panel discussion before the film on what movies may have impacted them as they became chefs, and why.
Studio Movie Grill has created a special Dames “Film, Femmes & Foodies” focused menu, featuring specialty cocktails, special wines and delicious food choices to pair with each film.
The reception begins at 6pm, with the films starting each night around 7:30. Tickets are $20 for one night; additionally we have a limited number of tickets to purchase both nights for $30.
Tickets for Sept 12 are available here Tickets for Sept 19 are here Tickets for both nights are here
Tickets are only available, in advance, online, with first come/first serve seating. **Tickets will not be sold at the door.**
Ticket price covers the film admission and the Chef’s discussion; food & drinks are not included in the ticket price. Proceeds from the event will benefit the LDEI-Dallas scholarship fund, helping to educate women in the hospitality fields in Dallas.
LDEI-Dallas is a 501c3 not for profit organization.