A Taste of Film on Celebrity CruisesWhen those movies come out that are about food, do you find it hard to sit through them without drooling or your stomach rumbling? Think about theses some of these movies - Big Night, Julie & Julia, Chef, Big Night and the most recent food-driven movie, The Hundred-Foot Journey. As images food, cooking and eating appear on the screen, I know that I, for one, start licking my lips, dreaming about what I will eat when the move ends and wishing the popcorn was more satisfying. Imagine if you could be eating dishes inspired by the film as you were sitting and watching it. Well, you can aboard Celebrity Cruises. As you are sailing on the open sea on one of three ships, you can experience a multi-sensory journey of watching a specific cultural, culinary or destination-based film, while dining on cuisine that brings the movie's scenes to life through your taste buds. And, I got a taste of that experience during the first land-based Taste of Film Experience in Southern California at the Newport Beach Film Festival. The movie was The Hundred Food Journey, the story of an extraordinarily talented and largely self-taught culinary novice who's family is displaced from their native India and settle in a quaint French village. They open an Indian eatery but the proprietress of an acclaimed restaurant just 100 feet away strongly objects. War erupts between the two establishments, until the young chef's impressive epicurean gifts are recognized and the proprietress takes him under her wing.
10 June, 2016