Alamo Drafthouse Is Hosting a ‘Call Me By Your Name’-Inspired Valentine’s Day Dinner
Watch one of 2017’s most talked about films while enjoying a special Mediterranean-themed four-course menu featuring soft-boiled eggs and a peach crostata.
Alamo Drafthouse is letting you and your special someone get a taste of one of the year’s most acclaimed big-screen romances for Valentine’s Day.
The Brooklyn location of the national theater chain known for its seat-side themed menus and special movie events is honoring you, the one you love, and Oscar nominee Call Me by Your Name with a special four-course Valentine’s screening and dinner. There won’t be any recreating the film’s explicit peach scene, but the evening will feature a sweet, peach-based dessert as well as three Mediterranean-inspired courses that pay tribute to both the film’s locations and culinary references.
Chef Ronnie New is responsible for the menu, while Alamo’s beverage director Vincent Favella is behind the evening’s perfectly paired drinks. Starting with a soft-boiled egg, smashed fava beans, capers, pickled onions and toast followed up by roasted sardine with blistered tomatoes, fennel, fingerlings, and pickled mustard seeds, your third and main course will include ricotta tortellini, parmesan brodo, English peas, prosciutto and chard. The evening will wrap with a peach crostada with vanilla ice cream and peach pit drizzle. Themed drinks such as the Sbagliato Albicocca (Prosecco, apricot, Campari and Sweet Vermouth) will be served with each course.
Alamo has often found inventive ways to tie food to film, but this ticketed dinner basically planned itself. Director Luca Guidagnino’s work is often celebrated for its ability to capture the sometimes subtly suggestive role food plays in our lives. While Timothée Chalamet’s now iconic peach scene is the most talked about food moment in the story of 17-year-old Elio’s (Chalamet) whirlwind and life-altering summer in Italy with post-graduate Oliver (Armie Hammer), there are moments throughout (including eggs and apricots) which this dinner cleverly pays tribute to.
Due to the film’s rating, anyone under 17 won’t be allowed into the Monday, February 12th 6:30 p.m. screening in Brooklyn (445 Albee Square West, Brooklyn, NY 11201) without an adult. For those who can snag seats (they are sure to sell out quickly like most special Alamo events), tickets are $80 and can be purchased through Alamo Drafthouse on-site or online.