Edible Cinema

One of the greatest things about living in London are all the interesting events that people put on. One of the latest concepts, put together by the Soho House Group combined food and entertainment in the form called Edible Cinema. The concept sounded amazing – watch a movie and then at times throughout the movie, consume a morsel paired to go perfectly with the movie at hand. And what better movie choice other than the dark movie, Pan’s Labyrinth.

I was impressed by the thoughtfulness and playfulness of the pairings such as the impressive “oak smoked popcorn“, a wonderful starter to consume as the opening scene drives through a woodland forest and the car pauses for a short break. Other morsels came in for of clever liquids all made with some form of Bombay Sapphire Gin (sponsoring the event).

Here are the eight morsels (above) waiting to be strategically consumed and the menu (below) of what they are.

I love the concept of this sort of cinematic experience although I think it takes a lot of time, effort and talent to get the right pairings to go with the right moments. For instance, the pipette of a highly intense cocktail mix super strong worked well with the syringe scene but the lump of orange flavoured, pure sugar cube at the end was a bit too sickly to finish off with. I look forward to the next ventures and can only think that the original Ghostbusters might make the next great experience.

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