Looking for a great idea for date night or to entertain friends? Why not cue up Casablanca with some French 75s and a Moroccan-themed spread? Turner Classic Movies: Movie Night Menus spotlights thirty crowd-pleasing films from the 1930s through the ’80s, paired with signatures drinks and dishes that appear in, or are inspired by, each film’s setting and stars. Filled with entertaining tips and background on each film, dish, and cocktail, the book offers a unique culinary tour of movie history, including menus inspired by The Thin Man, The Philadelphia Story, Sunset Boulevard, Some Like It Hot, American Graffiti, Moonstruck, and many more.
Fully illustrated with luscious food photography and evocative film stills, Movie Night Menus provides the perfect accompaniments and conversation pieces to round out a fun-filled evening.
If you are a classic movie buff you will love this book. What a great concept for a small dinner party/movie night. And this book makes throwing on get together a breeze! Each movie segment gives you an overview of the movie you will be watching to use as a discussion starter, a signature drink that was part of the movie, and menu that fits right into the setting of the film. The food and drink recipes are well balanced between simple and complex, so you won’t find yourself overwhelmed. You will also find tips on entertaining that I found very useful. To top it all off the photography was beautiful and the book is very well organized from start to finish. This would make a great gift for the movie buff in your life!
~Reviewed by Sara J.