The love affair between film, televised fiction and cuisine has been going on for several years now. More and more films are giving a starring role to the food, restaurants or cooks as central to the main plot line, as opposed to a superficial garnish for a specific scene. The fruit of this conspiratorial relationship is Film Dishes, a section in which Alcalá Gastronómica and the restaurants it is composed of make the most of the ties between film and cuisine for the most demanding and curious palates.
At ALCINE we would like to continue looking into the ties between film and food with the third edition of Film Dishes. During the festival, diners will have the opportunity to experiment and enjoy these dishes, which, just like film, will delight the eye and evoke images from our cinematic memory.
It is the perfect excuse to go on a gastronomic tour of the city’s best restaurants, and at the same time, around the cuisine of various continents. Although many of you probably already know it, Alcalá’s festival is a great change to indulge your film food fantasies.
Enjoy your food for film!
MIGUEL DE CERVANTES
“MATILDA”: Chocolate cake.
‘RAGING BULL’: Deboned oxtail rolled in brie dough with spiced mashed potatoes and pumpkin coulis.
RESTAURANTE PARADOR DE TURISMO
‘THE HUNDRED FOOT JOURNEY’. Roast ossobuco of suckling lamb in a smooth Masala sauce, spiced aubergine, chestnut puree and fines herbes tortilla tart.
Shot of Morir Soñando with Cuban sandwich from the film “CHEF” by Jon Favreau.
“BLADE RUNNER”: Noodles with veal and wild mushrooms.
TEMPRANILLO RESTAURANTE VINOTECA
“AIRBAG” omelette: Wild mushroom tortilla with poached onion, for the daring amongst you, with cayenne pepper.
LA CASA VIEJA
’FRIED GREEN TOMATOES’: A movie recipe; and in this case the recipe predates the film.
‘HOWARD THE DUCK’. Howard duck with teriyaki sauce.
EL CORTE INGLÉS
“LOST IN TRANSLATION”: Tempura vegetables with king prawns and Teriyaki sauce.
PLADEMUNT. EL RESTAURANTE IMAGINARIO
‘EAT, PRAY, LOVE’: Pizza napolitana.
‘LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL’: Warm salmon salad
“SABRINA”. Cheese and cod ‘Sabrina’ souffle
LA CÁTEDRA- HOTEL BEDEL
“RAMBO”: Crown of roast pork ribs with Vietnamese sweet and sour sauce and a sweet potato garnish.
‘THE HUNGER GAMES. MOCKINJAY’: Wagyu minced beef with truffles and foie over holm oak coals.
“RATATOUILLE”: Ratatouille with sirloin tips sautéed in the wok with perigord sauce.
LA TERRAZA DEL MERCADO
“007 OCTOPUSSY”: Grilled octopus with orange ajoblanco and potato sheets.
‘MEMORIES OF AFRICA’: Free-range chicken cannelloni, foie, its juice and bechamel of wild mushrooms
“JULIE Y JULIA”: Deboned duck in pastry
‘THE FLINTSTONES’: Low temperature lacquered rack of ribs.
‘CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY’: Sirloin of Iberian pork in chocolate with a cinnamon stick and leaf of mint.
‘THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPION’: Cod in beer on a bed of squid ink.
‘THE GODFATHER’: The meat balls from Coppola’s film.
‘CHOCOLAT’: Chocolate mousse with confit of orange skin.
ASADOR LA ERMITA
‘SNATCH’: Ingot of deboned suckling pig with pearls of beetroot humus, caramelised onion and apple puree.