fter the frenzy of TIFF, aren’t you in the mood for some films about food?
Toronto’s first food film fest, Eatable, is happening for three night starting this Sunday, and you don’t want to miss out. Here’s why:
This year’s inaugural festival is about providing film audiences and diners a new way to get excited about food. That means, the films are provocative. Same goes with the food and drinks.
Each night comes with its own theme, tone and taste. And chef. One Toronto chef will be cooking up a storm and serving drinks to accompany each screening.
Sunday, October 4th
Opening night, check out the Canadian premiere screening of Sherry and the Mystery of Palo Cortado, where you’ll visit some of Spain greatest sherry houses. Audience members will get to enjoy a sherry cocktail, three types of pintxos, and a sherry tasting by Bar Raval during the screening. An optional five-course sherry pairing dinner will follow both screenings at Bar Isabel.
Chef Grant Van Gameren (Bar Isabel, Bar Raval) is "very passionate about sherry and he was the very first chef to jump on board with Eatable," says Rachel Wagner, Programming Director.
Monday, October 5th
The Toronto premiere of Sergio Herman, F***ing Perfect, is about a chef who strives for perfection. Monday’s screening will feature chef Brandon Olsen’s (formerly Black Hoof; Bar Isabel) take on the 'perfect' bite, the 'perfect' cocktail, and the 'perfect' cinema snacks. No pressure.
Tuesday, October 6th
Closing night, watch a 30th anniversary and rare screening of Tampopo, a Japanese cult classic about food and sex. Chef Leemo Han (Odd Seoul & Hanmoto) will have an izakaya-inspired menu,to be served during the screening at The Great Hall, with ramen to follow.
Eatable was co-founded by Rachel Low, an award winning television producer (Gemini for Opening Soon and Chef School, James Beard Award for Morimoto RAW) and Janine Heath (a supervising producer and head of production). The series includes Rachel Wagner, programming director (who also happens to be a food writer and television producer), and operations manager Ronny Peleg, a trained chef (and McGill business graduate).
This new series is a must for any food or film lover.
Tickets are sure to sell out fast, so get your tickets now.