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Running during the release of the director’s latest film The Isle of Dogs, the dinner will pay culinary tribute to films like Fantastic Mr. Fox and The Life Aquatic.

Abbey White
February 13, 2018

Wes Anderson’s latest film The Isle of Dogsan animated story about a boy who journeys to an island of outcast pets to recover his own—falls right in line with the director’s quirky and colorful characters and settings. Building to the film’s release, a Chicago restaurant is paying a culinary homage to the big screen director’s distinctive style with a special dining series.

Chef Iliana Regan’s fine dining farm to table Elizabeth Restaurant (4835 N. Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60625) is adapting Anderson’s eye-catching stories for the taste buds, with a limited-run menu based on the “aesthetic, themes and voyages” of the esteemed director’s various works. While much of the menu is still being determined, the one-of-a-kind dining experience is expected to feature plates inspired by films such as The Darjeeling Limited and Fantastic Mr. Fox. That means Indian cuisine and “goose-stuffed breads,” respectively, but also seafood dishes for The Life Aquatic, a pink dessert for The Grand Budapest Hotel and a camp-themed fish dish for the Moonrise Kingdom. According to Time Out Chicago, The Royal Tenenbaums will also play a heavy role in the dinner’s atmosphere.

“We are a bunch of kooks and oddballs, which is what a lot of his movies are based around,” Regan told Time Out Chicago. “I want the dinners to really focus on our already existing quirkiness.”

Tickets for a meal sure to be as visually stunning as any Wes Anderson film are currently on sale and start at $100 per person, with prices increasing up to $150 based on the night and time you reserve. The cinematic dinner will run from March 6 to April 21, giving diners the chance to craft the perfect dinner-and-a-movie experience by pairing their meal with a viewing of Isle of Dogs, slated to release on March 23.

If Wes Anderson isn’t your thing, there are still tickets available this month for Elizabeth Restaurant’s Dr. Seuss-themed dining experience, described as “a magical journey of taste, colors, rhymes, and grinches.” The Lincoln Square restaurant is also hosting a junkyard, zombie apocalypse inspired pop-up (complete with apocalypse training) for fans of shows like The Walking Dead in June.