Films, Femmes, and Foodies

Films, Femmes, and Foodies

Films, Femmes, and Foodies

Event with Les Dames d’Escoffier and Studio Movie Grill

Asian Mint is thrilled to tell you about this exciting event with Les Dames d’Escoffier and Studio Movie Grill “Films, Femmes, and Foodies”, on Monday, September 12th and Monday, September 19th with a reception starting at 6 pm and films starting each evening around 7:30 pm. The event will take place at the Studio Movie Grill, Royal Lane, at 11170 South Central Expressway.

As anyone can tell you, being a chef and running a restaurant is a tough business.

It takes a whole lot of skill and creativity to curate a menu that stands out from other restaurants. It takes a sharp business acumen to attract customers and keep them coming back. And more than anything, it takes grit to stick through the tough times and share your vision. Even some of the best chefs have had to endure those periods to go from cooking in obscurity to the shining moments, when customers and critics are raving about them.

Stories can help them through those tough times. Story-telling can inspire those who are persevering through those tough periods in their careers. It shows burgeoning chefs that they’re not alone and that its always possible to pick themselves up any time they’ve fallen down.

Acclaimed chefs

At “Films, Femmes, and Foodies” some of Dallas’ most critically acclaimed chefs come together for a panel discussion on movies that have impacted them throughout their careers. After the discussion we’ll be featuring foodie films Big Night (on September 12th) and Chocolat (on September 19th) with a delicious menu and chefs, who will inspire you with their stories.

Big night

Big Night (1996) features Stanley Tucci, Tony Shalhoub, & Isabella Rossellini. Tucci and Shalhoub play two Italian brothers in 1950’s New Jersey, who need to save their failing restaurant with one big night in this humorous film of a food lovers dream.


Chocolat (2000) features the lovely Juliet Binoche and Johnny Depp. Set in 1950’s France, Binoche plays Vianne Rocher, a single mother who opens a chocolate shop in a rural village. At first the conservative townspeople are wary of Vianne’s independent will and indulgent treats, but as they befriend Vianne, they also learn to appreciate her divine chocolate.

Gary Cogill, KXAS-TV Film Critic and Producer, will moderate the panel discussion, which will include such Dallas Dames as:

  • Celebrity Chef Tiffany Derry, Chef/Owner of Parigi
  • Janice Provost, Chef/Owner of Stocks & Bondy
  • Joanne Bondy
  • Pastry Chef Jill Bates with Dallas’ Ritz-Carlton
  • Courtney Luscher, Sommelier/Co-Owner of The Grape
  • Hayley Hamilton Cogill, Sommelier & reVolver Podcast Host
  • And more!

Tickets are $20 for one night or $30 for both nights. Tickets are only available in advance online with first com/first serve seating and will not be sold at the door. Price covers film admission and panel discussion. Food and drinks are not included in the ticket price. All proceeds will benefit the LDEI-Dallas Scholarship fund, a not for profit organization.

Join us for this special evening for film buffs and foodies alike to share their passions and experience great food and films!

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