Set in France in 1889, The Taste of Things follows the life of Dodin Bouffant (Benoît Magimel) as a chef living with his personal cook and lover Eugénie (Juliette Binoche). They share a long history of gastronomy and love but Eugénie refuses to marry Dodin, so the food lover decides to do something he has never done before: cook for her. Written and directed by Anh Hung Tran, best known for the 1993 classic The Scent of Green Papaya, it’s based on Marcel Rouff’s 1924 novel La vie et la passion de Dodin-Bouffant, Gourmet. We open the film February 9 at the Royal and have engagements starting at the Town Center, Newhall, Glendale and Claremont beginning on Valentine’s Day.
Also: Celebrate the release of IFC Films’ The Taste of Things with a one-day-only special event
1:45pm Film Showtime
5pm Dinner following prepared by Chef Ludo Lefebvre
4:45pm Film Showtime
8pm Dinner following prepared by Chef Ludo Lefebvre
$200 a ticket
Ticket includes a movie ticket and dinner and drinks.
Dinner to feature custom passed appetizers, a three course meal inspired by the film, wine and non-alcoholic beverages.
Dinner experience 2.5 hours.
*Valet parking available for a fee
**Vegetarian and Vegan options available upon request
Additional questions can be emailed to email@example.com
“A mouth watering banquet of full-fat foodie cinema.” ~ Daily Telegraph
“Lusciously tender.” ~ Variety
“Food is a gift of love here – and romance courses through this delightful film.” ~ Time Out
“Pushes the notion of bonding through vittles a step further. Certain dishes are so inscribed by their creators that they act as memory itself, says the film, a sentiment that leaves a beautiful after-taste.” ~ Indiewire
“Lingering on the tongue like a sip of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, the film leaves one feeling a little drunk, desperately hungry and entirely alive.” ~ Wall Street Journal