This March, film lovers and foodies will assemble at the Caulfield Racecourse to experience Gourmet Cinema, a new venture combining two of Melbourne’s favourite pursuits.
Running for five nights from March 2-6, the festival will feature menus from some of Melbourne’s top restaurants, including Epocha, Le Bon Ton, Baby, Mamasita and The European, each inspired by a particular movie.
“Midnight in Paris just happens to be my favourite Woody Allen film, it's an absolute winner and the classic dishes we have chosen for the screening will match it perfectly," said The European chef Ian Curley.
Other films on the bill include Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel, paired with Epocha, and Jon Favreau’s Chef, matched with Mamasita. Revellers can roll out their picnic blankets or hire deck chairs on the night.
Those with a sweet tooth won’t be forgotten, with desserts from LuxBite available every night. A separate Yak Ales bar and St Ali coffee stall are also setting up shop.
Gates open at 6pm to provide plenty of grazing time before the film kicks off at 8.30pm.
Tickets are available from www.gourmetcinema.com.au.
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