Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Movie and a mousse


Here's where a movie theater with food is genius: Aug. 6-9, to accompany "Julie & Julia" showings at the EpiCentre Theater, Mez will offer a lineup of Julia Child dishes. The movie blends the memoirs of uber-cooking-teacher Julia Child and self-professed "government drone" Julie Powell, who decided to spend one year cooking every recipe in Child's "Mastering the Art of French Cooking" and blogging about it. The movie, with Meryl Streep and Amy Adams, opens Aug. 7. Mez has an a la carte list and a fixed-price meal (before or after screenings) for $39. Among the offerings: salmon mousse, French onion soup, foie gras with Madeira, duck a l'orange, bouillabaisse, steak au poivre, orange bavarian and banana Nutella crepe. 210 E. Trade St.; 704-971-2400. Bon appetit...

(For a food-stylist's-eye view of the moviemaking, check out Susan Spungen's story for The Atlantic here.)