Food and cinema go well together, as lenses linger long over the food porn on screen, making you wish you’d thought about bringing a packed lunch to your packed day of Sydney Film Festival screenings. This year, SFF has you covered with a special 2-night event of fine dining and cinema, with the debut of ANTS ON A SHRIMP: NOMA IN TOKYO, a documentary about celebrity chef René Redzepi taking his acclaimed Copenhagen restaurant on the road to Japan.
Offering both a restaurant pairing event or film only screening, SFF has teamed up with the Bride Room to bring a sumptuous four-course meal matched with Eden Road Wines and 4Pines Beer to go with the screening.
On Tuesday 14 or Wednesday 15 June, the evening commences at 6:30pm with a screening of ANTS ON A SHRIMP: NOMA IN TOKYO at Dendy Opera Quays. It’s followed by a short stroll to The Bridge Room, housed in a 1930’s Heritage Listed building.
The 66-seater designed by Nick Tobias features an open kitchen with custom built charcoal grill, hand-made ceramics designed by Ross Lusted, solid oak tables and Autoban’s iconic Deer Chairs. There are a strictly limited number of tickets available ($189 each). The Festival advises to book early to avoid disappointment.
At $189 a head, it’s not a cheap night out, but it will certainly be a one-of-a-kind evening. If you want in on this deal, head over to the SFF website and book right away.
SFF 2016’s full program will be announced on 11 May. 26 films have been announced to date, including opening night film Goldstone, a Martin Scorsese retrospective curated by David Stratton. Some films include Richard Linklater’s Everybody Wants Some!!, the Sundance winning documentary Weiner, and Jean-Marc Vallée’s darkly comic drama Demolition withJake Gyllenhaal and Naomi Watts.