I am pretty sure that some museum goers will find video treatment chosen as one of the introductions to La Renaissance et le Reve (Renaissance and the Dream) exhibit at Musee du Luxembourg in Paris sacrilegeous.
On the menu, Bosch, Veronese, Greco.
La Renaissance et le Reve opened on October 9 and runs until January 26, 2014.
3 restaurants, 3 stories, 3 places across the USA, Spinning Plates (2012) documentary film directed by Joseph Levy finally got my attention thanks to Cinema Arts Center in Huntington, New York (Long Island).
They are screening Spinning Plates in collaboration with Slow Food Huntington on September 11, 2013 at 7:30 PM.
What movie is about:
“Every restaurant exists to entertain people,” says Nick Kokonas, a partner in Chicago’s upscale Alinea. “No one needs to eat out.Why do you go to a restaurant? To be entertained. To enjoy yourself. To celebrate.” Director Joseph Levy explores three restaurants that offer dining experiences that resonate beyond the simple act of being fed.
At Alinea, the experience is an artful performance by chef Grant Achatz and his staff. In Balltown, Iowa, Breitbach’s Country Dining regularly serves more people than live in the town; it’s a community center as well as a tourist destination. In Tucson, Arizona, Francisco Martinez opens La Cocina de Gabby so everyone can enjoy his wife’s cooking “because she cooks like an angel.” These three varied stories illuminate our associations with dining as family gathering, community expression, and performance art, or sometimes all three at once."
"Mote and Chovancek, co-sponsors of the tasting room with Victoria Spirits,Pemberton Distillery, Collingwood Canadian Whisky and wild foraged spice provider Société-Original, will showcase homegrown, top-shelf spirits and cocktails that reflect truly Canadian terroir: vast forests, snow-capped peaks, pristine lakes and windswept grasslands. Joining Bittered Sling in bringing the Maple Leaf to the Mardi Gras are fellow Canadian bartenders Evelyn Chick (Blue Water Cafe), Robyn Gray(PiDGiN) and Grant Sceney (Fairmont Pacific Rim) of Vancouver, and Solomon Siegel (Catalano Restaurant & Cicchetti Bar) of Victoria."
(* 'Tales of the Cocktail 2013' poster from event website)
In Pianocktail (October 2008), Florica Vlad describes this pianotender as "a piano that mixes drinks based on the combination of keys played. Each key corresponds to a different spirit or liquor and cocktails are produced appropriate to the mood of the song played so that the concerto can be internalized and the music can be drank in addition to being heard."
Florica also shares image (above) of Pianocktail created by Géraldine and Nicolas Schenkel.
You can find more about it on their Piano Coktail site (French only).
There are also a couple of videos of Geraldine playing-mixing the Pianocktail including this one fron 2007.
Movie is scheduled for release in France on April 24,2013.
From February 27 to March 10, the Japan Society in New York "offers a retrospective of rarely shown films produced from the late 1950s to the early 1960s by mercurial, pioneering Japanese film studio Shintoho" with its Globus Fim Series 2013.
About the studio"
Founded in 1947 by employees of the Tokyo-based Toho Company during strike action (its name means "New Toho"), Shintoho promptly established itself as one of the major studios of the second golden age of Japanese cinema, specializing in low- (or no-) budget productions that have become absolute cult classics.
"Fujiko, a dance student with a horrific facial scar, seeks help from a sorceress in the mountains, who ultimately transforms her into a powerful monster. After undergoing a ritual that results in her temporary death, she returns to life as a fanged, hairy monster. Not long afterwards, her dance school classmates Kiyoko, a film star, and Eiko, a model, encounter Sayoko, a girl who is the spitting image of the presumed-dead Fujiko. Sayoko, it soon becomes apparent, is not a double, but the original in a new guise. But as much as Sayoko wants to live a normal, peaceful life, she cannot control the monster within her who wants payback against her tormentors."
More titillating is Flesh Pier (1958) is also having its New York premiere on March 2nd.
"Another world of illicit pleasures lies beneath the glittering neon surface of Tokyo. Ken Utsui stars as an undercover cop investigating a call-girl ring operating out of a Ginza nightclub, where he is surprised to discover the boss's moll is his long lost love. He also recognizes a fashion model at the club—Haruko (Akemi Tsukushi), whom he knew as a reporter when he was fighting crime in Kobe. The sharp-eyed pianist, Teruo (Teruo Hata) senses something fishy about these two—and relays his suspicions to Rumi, who has Haruko confined in Teruo's room."
From provocatively titled 2nd Annual Food Porn Party (on Saturday) featuring dishes from Saxon+Parole, Dirt Candy, Brooklyn Star and David Burke Kitchen to Japan scented I ♥ Japan night Friday Night, 10/19/12, AMC Village 7 Theatres, East Village featuring the world premieres of New York Cooks for Tohoku with Chefs Boulud, Bouley, Payard, Romano, Telepan and more, and Ramen Dreams whose star, Chef Keizo Shimamoto, will cook and serve his legendary ramen in the U.S. for the first time ever, menu offers an array of flavors from sweet to spicy.
Star of opening night is Whisky: The Islay Edition Featuring having its US Premiere alongside a tasting of whisky from all 8 distilleries on the Isle of Islay (Scotland) and a special tasting menu by Chef Chris Rendell of Highlands Restaurant.