About This Event
Join us for our inaugural Dessert Feast with our community partners, Askinosie Chocolate, and an incredible three-course menu with the following selections:
I Happiness: Bitter. Sweet. Alive.
Toast points with Gorganzola, orange, and fig. Finished with dark Askinosie shavings, served on an arugula and strawberry salad seasoned with Askinosie Cocoa Nibs
Paired with : Averno Amaro w/ mint syrup and soda water
II I Could do with a Bit More Excess
Dark Askinosie Cocoa Marinated Flank Steak, topped with a Chocolate Balsamic Reduction, served with Glazed Baby Carrots and Cocoa Charred Yukon Gold Potatoes
Paired with: Portillo Malbec
III Aladdin’s Cave of Sweet Clichés
Askinosie Chocolate Mousse with Fresh Raspberry Sauce
Paired with: Rum Chata, Pierre Ferrand and House Lavender Berry Tea
ABOUT FEAST EVENTS
Dig into a four-course cinematic experience with a movie-inspired feast. Each course is served at key moments in the film for a deliciously maximum effect. Plus, drink pairings to complement the flavors (and the fun).
The most tempting of all sweets becomes the key weapon in a battle of sensual pleasure versus disciplined self-denial in the comedy Chocolat.
In 1959, a mysterious woman named Vianne (Juliette Binoche) moves with her young daughter into a small French village, where much of the community's activities are dominated by the local Catholic church. A few days after settling into town, Vianne opens up a confectionery shop across the street from the house of worship -- shortly after the beginning of Lent. While the townspeople are supposed to be abstaining from worldly pleasures, Vianne tempts them with unusual and delicious chocolate creations, using her expert touch to create just the right candy to break down each customer's resistance.
With every passing day, more and more of Vianne's neighbors are succumbing to her sinfully delicious treats, but the Comte de Reynaud (Alfred Molina), the town's mayor, is not the least bit amused; he is eager to see Vianne run out of town before she leads the town into a deeper level of temptation. Vianne, however, is not to be swayed, and with the help of another new arrival in town, a handsome Irish Gypsy named Roux (Johnny Depp), she plans a "Grand Festival of Chocolate," to be held on Easter Sunday. Based on the novel by Joanne Harris.