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Sydney Film Festival: Gourmet Cinema

Wednesday 14th of June to Saturday 17th of June
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An epic, mouth-watering celebration of the tradition of barbecuing across the world, from South African braais and Texan pitmasters to a New Zealand hangi.

Australian filmmakers Matthew Salleh and Rose Tucker (Pablo’s Villa, SFF 2013, Central Texas Barbecue, SFF 2014) travelled the globe to document barbecues in a diverse range of communities. There’s the Afrikaans tradition that encompasses good conversation first and good meat second and the Mongolian ancestral approach, boodog, which involves goats and hot stones. From the Swedish engangsgrill, to refugees opening a sharwarma shop in a camp on the Syrian-Jordan border, it’s obvious that barbecuing isn’t just about the food: it’s an event, it’s community. As one fireside enthusiast says, “it seems to be etched into our DNA – fire, meat, people.”

An SFF Gourmet Cinema event offers an entire evening’s entertainment that stimulates and satisfies all the senses. Follow a film about the tradition of barbecuing around the world with an international feast at The Meat & Wine Co Intercontinental.

The Meat & Wine Co delivers inspired dining in a luxury waterfront location, where you are invited to nestle up among the rustic wooden walls and leather seats of this contemporary steakhouse restaurant.

Enjoy a six-course international sample menu featuring signature dishes from the Middle East, Japan, South Africa, USA, Argentina. At $180 per person, tickets include the film, six-course dinner (including dessert) and matched wines. All events are strictly limited capacity and feature communal seating.

A Gourmet Cinema experience is also available at Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre for $47. The new Head Chef at Casula’s Bellbird is Federico Rekowski, an award-winning chef whose career began in Venezuela, where barbecued meat is an integral part of the culture – and after being teased and tempted by this extraordinary documentary you’ll be glad you reserved your place at the table!

WHEN: Wednesday 14 June 2017 from 6pm to 10pm
Saturday 17 June 2017 from 3pm to 7pm
WHERE: Dendy Opera Quays, Shop 9, 2 East, Sydney
Tickets: From $87
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