Sydney Film Festival Reveals Gourmet Cinema

21 Apr 2015

Three Special Gourmet Cinema evenings of food and film: 9, 10 and 11 June.

Sydney Film Festival's Gourmet Cinema events bring together exquisite dining from three of Sydney's finest restaurants, paired perfectly with fine foodie films. Matched wines by Eden Road Wines and beers from Little Creatures will complement each dining experience. This ever-popular program, now in its fourth year, creates an entire evening's entertainment that will stimulate and satisfy all the senses.

The first Gourmet Cinema screening, on 9 June, is the Australian premiere of Sergio Herman: FUCKING PERFECT, a gripping behind-the-scenes portrait of the superstar Dutch chef; followed by a four-course meal at The Bridge Room prepared by Sydney's 2014 Chef of the Year, Ross Lusted. Both strive for culinary perfection in a never-ending quest for the new, the cutting edge and the unexpected.

The second Gourmet Cinema film, on 10 June, is the Australian premiere of Foodies, a new documentary that explores the delightfully obsessive world of the highest echelon of food bloggers. The stunning photography and artful plating shown in the film is followed by a local education in eating with your eyes first. One of Sydney's greatest artisans of Japanese food, Azuma, will prepare a three-course meal that's a feast for every sense at his iconic restaurant.


The third pairing in the program is another Australian premiere: Good Things Await, a fascinating insight into biodynamic farming in Denmark, preceded by a charming Peruvian foodie short film. The feature-documentary follows a charmingly eccentric organic farmer and supplier to NOMA - the world's best restaurant - and his battles with the Danish authorities. The Governors Table will serve a five-course menu influenced by contemporary Danish restaurants, using quality local ingredients; with the main course featuring Gundooee Organic Wagyu Short Rib.

The communal seating at all three of the Gourmet Cinema dinners encourages shared conversations and experiences of the films and food presented.

Sydney Film Festival also offers a range of Dining Delights with restaurant partners. Dining Delights provide great savings on regular menu prices at a delicious diversity of venues within easy reach of Festival screening locations