Did you drool over the scrumptious noodles while watching In The Mood For Love? Did you feel an instant craving for a sweet rush as the camera zoomed in on those delectable desserts in My Blueberry Nights? A city restaurant is now offering international cuisine based on world movies for an entire month.
A UTV World Movies initiative, the festival is being hosted at All Stir Fry till December 20. The theme is Korean and there are screenings of 3 Iron (2004) and My Little Bride (2004) on Thursdays, 8 pm onwards. The menu will reflect the Korean specialities with dishes named after the film’s attributes.
Kunal Mukherjee, marketing head, UTV World Movies, says, “We’ve taken themes from the movies and done the tie-up in terms of managing the menu. So if there’s a soup called Korean Passion or Little Peeking, you know it’s an element from the film.” He adds that plans to tie up with more restaurant chains and screening of more films are in the offing. “We wanted to get feedback first because it’s a nice way of connecting with our audience and food is a huge part of world cinema,” he explains.
Chef Alfince Busnit, who created the menu, says, “To bring out the essence of these two films, we crafted a South East Asian menu, concentrating primarily on Korean dishes with a blend of authentic Chinese, Thai and Philippine cuisine. We kept in mind the plot and the personality of the lead characters in the movies.”
Mukherjee says that the grand plan is to invite consulates of different countries, fly in chefs, choose the venues according to a particular cuisine and organise a multi-city event to make it a 360-degree experience.
3 Iron Fish: A recipe of well-marinated portion of sliced pomfret, sautéed in sweet and spicy cashew nut sauce. The blend of three ingredients speaks volumes of the chemistry between the three people in the film.
Green Bubbles: A vegetable delicacy cooked with sizzled chilly flakes attributed to the leading lady in My Little Bride.