Vancouver’s Chefs Launch New Film Fest: “Cinema To Savour”

John Bishop broached the idea of a chef-run film fest at a Chefs’ Table Society board meeting a couple of months ago and we immediately voted it a green light. I love a good food movie, and I especially love Big Night (my favourite scene above – Sir Ian Holm is a genius!). When you combine the film with food from all-star chefs who’ve been inspired by it and then pair both with good wine, beer and coffee (plus a free copy of our book, Vancouver Cooks 2, which you can have signed by the dozens of chefs in attendance), a good time is sure to follow. This is the official release, sent out to the media this morning (please post if you didn’t receive it). The theater has a massive mailing list of thousands of local film buffs who will be sure to pounce, so buy your tickets today if you can. I think we have room for about 150 people, and I fear it will sell out mighty fast. I’ll be there helping out, and hope to see not a few Scout readers in attendance. Details after the jump…

Cinema To Savour

On Monday July 12, 2010, The Chefs’ Table Society of BC and the Vancity Theatre will kick off Cinema to Savour, the most delicious film festival to ever hit Vancouver screens. Guests will enjoy Italian fare prepared by one of Canada’s top chefs, Pino Posteraro of Cioppino’s Mediterranean Grill, and get a taste of his talents after supping from Campbell Scott’s foodie classic, Big Night, starring Stanley Tucci and Tony Shalhoub.

Each ‘Cinema to Savour’ movie night showcases the food of a local celebrity chef who has found inspiration in the film being presented. Big Night is the first film in the four-part series; subsequent events run in the Fall, Winter and Spring. Pino Posteraro will share with the audience why he selected the film and will prepare and serve Italian-inspired bites together with local culinary giant John Bishop. Their food will be paired with wines from Burrow, Luongo & Associates, local craft beer from R&B Brewing Co., and finished with Caffe Artigiano coffee and fabulous biscotti provided by Terra Breads.

Poised to attract a wide audience, Cinema to Savour is a perfect way for foodies and movie buffs to engage with Vancouver’s top chefs and restaurant industry leaders.

Cinema to Savour takes place on Monday, July 12th at 7pm. Tickets are $75 and can be purchased through the Vancity Theatre at www.viff.org. Tickets include a Vancouver Cooks 2 cookbook, film viewing, food, beverages and chef/audience discussion.

Event proceeds will benefit The Chefs’ Table Society of BC and the Vancity Theatre.

For more information call 604-683-FILM (3456).

The Chefs Table Society of British Columbia is a collaborative dedicated to creating a foundation for the exchange of information between culinary professionals throughout the province. The society supports innovative and sustainable programs that inspire, educate and nurture chefs, producers and the local food industry. For more information please visit: www.chefstablesociety.com.

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