Films for Foodies

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

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


Venue name: French Institute Alliance Française
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
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