Dinner and a Movie: Vicky Cristina Barcelona
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Igor G. May 9, 2011
The house where Bardem's character lives in the film belongs to Xavier Corbero, an artist who regularly puts up the New York writer Robert Hughes in a part of this 100,000 square foot fantasy coumpound (it includes a basement with the only entrance to a huge cave that no one seems to have completely explored). Much more interesting than the bits used in the film, wonderful as it is. I don't believe I have ever eaten a single item on Elena's menu while in Barcelona, but it looks good just the same. For Barcelona dishes, you need to think dried cod and goose barnacles, wood-oven roasted suckling pig and lamb and, of course, as in the rest of Spain, Jamón Ibérico de Bellota with the black hoof still attached (in Barcelona, preferably from Jamonísimo, the Harry Winston's of pork products).
Anina B. May 4, 2011
I loved this quirky, outside-the-box film. Good choice, and the menu looks perfect to compliment, very aphrodisiasmic :)
gingerroot May 4, 2011
I really love this feature! This is a fantastic film (love Woody Allen!) with a beautiful backdrop, and what a gorgeous menu to go with it. Thank you for sharing this with us!
singing_baker May 4, 2011
one of my favorite Woody Allen movies! Great menu to go alongside too. Can't wait for the next one I love these dinner and a movie menus!
wssmom May 4, 2011
As it is pouring here today in New York this menu (and the movie) is like a ray of virtual sunshine! Thanks for sharing!
fiveandspice May 4, 2011
Oh I love it! I really enjoyed Vicky, Christina, Barcelona, with it's snarky humor and ideal types, and I think you're just right about how the movie and this menu exude the sun saturated feel of what your imagination creates to be "Spain." Its perfect! Thanks for sharing.
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