Babette’s Feast: Enjoy a Fine Film and Culinary Treat on a Brisk Winter’s Night

Babette's FeastBig Screen Cuisine–a collaborative effort between UICA and Downtown Market–presents a complete culinary experience by pairing a favorite film with a meal from recipes featured in the film. Each event features a different menu and film.

On Sunday, December 6, attendees will enjoy a screening of Babette’s Feast at the UICA Movie Theater at 3 pm, and then travel to Downtown Market where the Market chefs at Downtown Market’s dining room will tempt the palette with the food featured in Babette’s feast, course-by-course.

That’s right: Enjoy a delectable chef’s dinner from soup to fabulous dessert, a special culinary treat on a brisk winter’s night. The Class and Dinner begin at 5:30 pm.

The event is $75 per person, which includes movie admission, a six-course Chef’s Dinner and drink pairings. Reserve your tickets today. And just what will the Chef’s Dinner feature? Feast your eyes on this menu:

– PotaChicory and Walnut Saladge a la Faux Tortue
– Amontillado
– Blinis Demidoff au Caviar
– Champagne
– Caille en Sarcophage
– Cotes de nuits
– Chicory & Walnut Salad
– Roquefort, papaya, pineapple, grapes
– Cognac
– Savarin au Rhum

About the film:Caille en sarophage
Beautiful but pious sisters Martine (Birgitte Federspiel) and Philippa (Bodil Kjer) grow to spinsterhood under the wrathful eye of their strict pastor father on the forbidding and desolate coast of Jutland, until one day, Philippa’s former suitor sends a Parisian refugee named Babette (Stéphane Audran) to serve as the family cook. Babette’s lavish celebratory banquet tempts the family’s dwindling congregation, who abjure such fleshly pleasures as fine foods and wines.