La Peg’s Winter Film Series Kicks Off With A Huge Feast
La Peg and Fringe Arts had a pretty good thing going with their summer film series. As a matter of fact, it was such a good thing (and so successful, and so much fun) that they’ve decided to keep things rolling with a winter version.
And they’re kicking it off with a huge, lavish, expensive and HIGHLY exclusive showing of the Academy Award winning Danish language classic, Babette’s Feast, accompanied by a dinner that recreates the famous meal at the center of the film, and rare wine pairings from the producers featured in the film (the vintages, obviously, will be different because, like chef Peter Woolsey says, it’s pretty tough to lay hands on an 1860 Veuve Clicquot these days).
Anyway, you wanna see the menu? You know you wanna see the menu. Check it out below.
La Peg’s first Film And Feast screening
Potage a la Tortue turtle soup, paired with Emilio Lustau Solera Reserva Los Arcos Amontillado Sherry NV
Blinis Demidoff buckwheat pancakes with caviar and sour cream, paired with Veuve Clicquot Champagne NV
Cailles en Sarcophage quail in puff pastry shell with foie gras and truffle sauce, paired with Domaine Bertagna Clos de Vougeot Premier Cru Red Burgundy 2005
Savarin au Rhum avec des figures et fruit glacée rum sponge cake with figues and candied cherries, paired with Veuve Clicquot Champagne NV
Assiette des fruits et fromage assorted cheese and fruit plate, paired with Chateau Les Mingets Sauternes 2013
Coffee and a snifter of J. Dumangin & Fils Vieux Marc de Champagne
Tickets for this–which include the movie, the seven-course meal, the drink pairings and tip–will run you $400 and are extremely limited. Reservations are required and you can make yours here (if you’ve got that kind of scratch laying around).
After the big kickoff event, the winter movie series continues monthly. Here’s how the rest of the season will be shaking out:
Wednesday, January 11: Silence of the LambsFriday, March 31: Better Off DeadWednesday, May 17: EraserheadFor the above films, screenings will begin at 8 p.m., inside the FringeArts theatre, with a small bite (such as La Peg’s instant-classic tacos or another tasty appetizer) included in the ticket price of $20; a satellite bar will be set up inside the theatre, so that filmgoers can order drinks without stepping out into the restaurant.Wednesday, February 22: GoodfellasThe screening will begin at 7 p.m., at long, shared tables inside the FringeArts theatre, with a multi-course Italian meal served family-style during the film. Tickets are $85 per person, and include the meal, wine pairings, the film, tax, and gratuity. Guests can expect red-and-white checkered tablecloths and other décor evocative of the iconic film, and tickets are limited to 60 guests.Wednesday, April 5: The Triplets of BellevilleThe screening will begin at 7 p.m., at long, shared tables inside the FringeArts theatre, with a multi-course French bistro meal served banquet-style during the film. Tickets are $85 per person, and include the meal, wine pairings, the film, tax, and gratuity. Tickets are limited to 60 guests.