After a long week at work, there’s nothing more appealing than settling down with a great movie and a great meal – especially when the two complement each other. If you’re anything like us, there’s always that one scene in a film that suddenly gets you craving whatever is on the high-def screen in front of you. This weekend, take matters into your own hands by choosing a movie that has a delicious culinary counterpart. Think: My Big Fat Greek Wedding with a side of lamb pita and spicy feta cheese from Eat Greek or Jiro Dreams of Sushi with a slice of mouthwatering sashimi from Sushi Counter.
Savoir Flair brings you suggestions for pairing must-watch movies with must-try meals like an absolute champion this weekend.
'The Lunchbox' + Mint Leaf of London
This 2013 drama-meets-romance tells the story of a lonely Mumbai housewife who prepares special lunches for her husband with notes tucked inside his office-bound lunchbox. The plot twist? Because of a glitch in the delivery service, her notes end up being delivered to the wrong man. The scenes depicting freshly prepared paneer will leave you thankful that you ordered ‘Teekhi Palak Paneer’ and garlic naan from Mint Leaf of London in advance.
'Jiro Dreams of Sushi' + Sushi Counter
This famous food documentary follows Japanese sushi chef Jiro Ono as he creates his treasured sushi masterpieces in a ten-seat restaurant in Tokyo. Enjoy Ono’s journey with a traditional sashimi platter from Sushi Counter or one of its more inventive menu items, such as the ‘Sun-dried Tomato Basil Roll’.
'Chocolat' + La Cure Gourmande
This romance, starring Johnny Depp and Juliette Binoche, chronicles the story of a young mother who opens a chocolate shop in a small French village. Scene after scene brimming with chocolate confections will have you craving something sweet as you enjoy this Academy Award-nominated film. We suggest La Cure Gourmande’s chocolate olive bags featuring roasted almonds covered in dark and white chocolate, or a 49-piece chocolate box with handmade milk and dark chocolate candies.
'My Big Fat Greek Wedding' + Eat Greek
With the sequel currently out in theaters, there’s no better time to revisit this hilarious love story. The only thing that could make this film better? A big fat Greek feast of lamb pita, tzatziki, and baked feta cheese from Dubai’s go-to Greek eatery Eat Greek.
'Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs' + Obicà Mozzarella Bar
Homemade meatballs served with tomato sauce and Parmesan cheese paired with an animated film sounds like the stuff Thursday-night dreams are made of. The combination of delicious dishes from Obicà Mozzarella Bar and this comedy about a town in which food falls from the sky will have you smiling through and through.