2012 Florida Film Festival – Foodie Events

2012 Florida Film Festival – Foodie Events

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The 2012 Florida Film Festival is ramping up. Check out these AWESOME foodie events that are going on during the Festival.


OPENING NIGHT PARTY

Film. Food. Fun.

Kick off the 2012 Florida Film Festival with a delicious night of food, drink, and revelry. Jam to the folksy tunes of The Mud Flappers and dine on the best of local cuisine.  Top chefs serve up mouthwatering dishes from Eden Bar, The Ravenous Pig, White Wolf Café, K Restaurant, Black Bean Deli, Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress, and Sushi Pop!

Friday, April 13, 8PM – 12 Midnight at Enzian and Eden Bar

Cost:

Party:  $85

Opening night film Orlando production RENEE and party $100

Tickets available at FloridaFilmFestival.com

 

TASTE & PRESENTATION:  THE DIGITAL DISH

Foodies unite for a one-of-a-kind discussion sponsored by Edible Orlando on books, blogs, television, and film presented by culinary superstars Marcel Vigneron, Chad J. Galiano, Gui Alinat, Jeff Porter, and Martha Hall Foose. These food connoisseurs will discuss everything from food fame and chef brands to how to stand out amongst thousands of foodie bloggers.  Devour the latest scoop on current topics in the food world and savor tasty treats prepared by the Enzian kitchen.  Mingle with celebrity chefs and grab an autograph or two during an exclusive meet-and-greet following the forum at Eden Bar.

Saturday, April 14, 11:30AM at Enzian

Cost:  $10

Tickets available at FloridaFilmFestival.com

 

SATURDAY NIGHT FEAST

Ever wonder what happens when great chefs cook for one another?  Find out at this one-time-only gathering of gastronomical geniuses. Brandon McGlamery, the visionary LUMA ON PARK and created PRATO, hosts an intimate five-course dinner in his private dining room, exclusively prepared for a few very special people: visiting chefs, special patrons, and YOU. Don’t miss this fun and festive event, which is sure to sparkle with personality… and be remembered for years to come!  Food, wine, and celebration take on a special quality when it is shared with folks who really appreciate it!

Saturday, April 14, 6:30PM – 10PM at Luma on Park

290 South Park Avenue, Winter Park, FL 32789

Cost:  $125 (very limited tickets available)

Tickets available at FloridaFilmFestival.com

 

ITALIAN CINEMA NIGHT

This staple tasting night has become a beloved ritual for Festival attendees. Join us at Eden Bar for a tasting of Italian treats and delights courtesy of festival supporter Olive Garden Italian Restaurant. The tasting reception is preceded by Marriage Italian Style at 6:30PM inside the theater. Film tickets at $10 each. The tasting reception is complimentary.

MARRIAGE ITALIAN STYLE

Monday, April 16, 6:30PM, Enzian

Cost:  $10

Olive Garden Italian Cinema Night

Monday, April 16, 8:15PM – 9:15PM, Eden Bar

Cost:  FREE

Tickets available at FloridaFilmFestival.com

 

WHOLE FOODS MARKET TASTING NIGHT:  SWEET N’ SAVORY BITES

There is simply nothing better than cutting edge cinema and incredible food. On the Tuesday of the Festival, Whole Foods Market is pleased to offer Festival patrons a delicious sampling of their fine fare in an exciting between-film reception at Eden Bar. This complimentary tasting reception is certainly a “can’t-miss”!

Cost:  FREE

Tuesday, April 17, 7:30PM – 9:30PM, Eden Bar

 

SUNDAY MORNING BRUNCHES

On both Sundays of the festival, enjoy a delicious brunch of frittata, homemade biscuits and gravy, and other favorites. Meet new festival friends and reminisce with old ones while sipping on a mimosa in the tropical locale of Enzian’s Eden Bar. These brunches are just what the doctor ordered for the morning after (or before) a full day of film viewing!

Sunday, April 15 and Sunday, April 22

11AM–2PM
Eden Bar
Cost:  A la Carte

 

FILMS FOR FOODIES:

Food Films

Three Stars
Enzian – Saturday, 4-14 1:45 pm
DIRECTED BY LUTZ HACHMEISTER
GERMANY, 2011, 94 MIN
IN ENGLISH, GERMAN, FRENCH, ITALIAN, AND SPANISH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES
SOUTHEAST PREMIERE
Sponsored by Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Miami and the Honorary Consul of the Federal Republic of Germany in Orlando
Since 1926 a Michelin star has been a coveted award that translates into fame and fortune for a chef and his restaurant. Three stars, Michelin’s highest rating, means “exceptional cuisine, worth a special journey,” the equivalent of an Academy Award®. Who reviews these restaurants? How are these treasured stars awarded? THREE STARS sheds light on those questions through interviews with Jean-Luc Naret, the Guides’ evasively polished director, and plows through the controversies to which they give rise. Ten celebrity chefs from three countries are featured in their kitchens, gardens, and fields discussing the merits and travails of being three-starred. Featuring Jean-Georges Vongrichten (Jean-Georges), Yannick Allénoe (Le Meurice), Juan Mari & Elena Arzack (Arzack), Sven Elverfeld (Aqua), Sergio Herman (Oud Sluis), Hideki Ishikawa (Ishikawa), René Redzepi (Noma), Olivier Roellinger (Le Coquillage), and the luminous Nadia Santini (Dal Pescatore), this film presents a rare opportunity to visit great chefs where they work and live. Watch for Jiro Ono!
PRECEDED BY
Zergüt
DIRECTED BY NATASHA SUBRAMANIAM AND ALISA LAPIDUS
USA, 2011, 6 MIN
SOUTHEAST PREMIERE
In this modern day Fantasia, animated foods in an overstuffed fridge do battle to Prokofiev. Will the fresh or the rotted win?

JIRO DREAMS OF SUSHI preceded by PIMENTO CHEESE, PLEASE!, Sunday, April 15, 2:45PM Regal Winter Park Village 20

Jiro Dreams of Sushi
DIRECTED BY DAVID GELB
USA, 2011, 81 MIN, RATED PG
IN JAPANESE WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES
FLORIDA PREMIERE
Jiro Ono, recognized by the Japanese government as a national treasure for his contributions to Japanese cuisine, may be the greatest sushi chef in the world. Yet his restaurant, humbly located in a Tokyo subway station, seats ten and serves only sushi. The Michelin Guide has awarded it three stars, which means that just to dine at the restaurant is worth a trip to Tokyo. Seats are reserved up to a year in advance and the meal costs at least $300. The title speaks to the legendary 85-year-old chef’s tireless commitment to perfecting his craft. With a score by Philip Glass, incredible shots of the work that goes into his sublime creations, a fascinating look at a tuna being rated in the famous Tsukiji Fish Market, and an intimate peek into his relationship with his son, this debut film from director David Gelb must be seen to truly understand mastery.
PRECEDED BY
Pimento Cheese, Please!
DIRECTED BY NICOLE LANG
USA, 2011, 16 MIN
SOUTHEAST PREMIERE
With a lively discussion of an iconic and much debated foodstuff featuring past FFF chefs, this film will leave you wanting more.

 

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