Films for Foodies

French Institute Alliance Française, Upper East Side Tuesday October 30 2012 16:00

French Institute Alliance Francaise, 55 E 59th St between Madison and Park Aves. Cinephiles and epicures come together at this Tuesday night film series celebrating France’s culinary culture. Esquire restaurant critic John Mariani, a cocurator of the series, introduces each flick, occasionally joined by food-world luminaries such as pastry maestro François Payard and André Soltner, the Dean of Studies at the French Culinary Institute. The series kicks off with both the 1927 black-and-white short “The Battle of the Century” and Sofia Coppola’s Marie Antoinette, starring Kirsten Dunst. D’Artagnan founder Ariane Daguin will join Mariani for a Q&A following the film. Future showings include gluttonous black comedy La Grande Bouffe (Oct 9) and a new documentary on the legendary chef Michel Bras, Step Up to the Plate (Oct 30). Tickets are available at fiaf.org.

Venue name: French Institute Alliance Française
Contact:
Address: 22 E 60th St
New York

Cross street: between Madison and Park Aves
Transport: Subway: N, Q, R to Fifth Ave–59th St; 4, 5, 6 to 59th St
Price: $10
Event phone: 212-355-6160
Event website: http://fiaf.org/french%20film/fall2012/2012-10-ct-films-for-foodies.shtml