One thing I really look forward to are Sunday nights in with a dinner and a movie. My family and I made this a ritual when I was younger, and I know this is something I want to continue with my family [in the far, far future]. I just love the idea of experiencing a film through a culinary adventure. So, I thought I would start a new series under parties and entertaining called dinner and a movie. A perfectly paired menu from drinks to desserts with favorite classic films.
I've always loved a good Woody Allen film [with Annie Hall being my favorite]. I believe Midnight in Paris is one of those films that accurately portrays Woody's work and demeanor in a modern light. It's romantic, historical, delicate, charismatic-all of which are my favorite descriptions of a classic evening film.
I thought I would pour a glass of sauvignon blanc for us as I finish garnishing our appetizers, grilled leeks and stewed garlic over toast. As we begin nibbling on our hors d'oeuvres, the brown butter is ready for the trout with brown butter and almonds entree. Once the entree is consumed, we take our glasses of wine [unless you prefer tea or coffee] and our dessert, strawberry verrines, to the living room to watch the feature.
I hope you enjoyed today's dinner and a movie.