Food and Movie Evenings

Calling all food lovers! And then again, fans of the big screen too... The month of November will have you drooling over these diarised dates. The Cape Town-based Freeworld Design Centre in collaboration with Hemelhuijs, local gourmet celebrities and Design Indaba, will be hosting a scrumptious series of food themed evenings where famed foodies will be introducing their pick of  favourite food flicks. These screenings will be accompanied by a complimentary meal designed by Jacques Eramus of Hemelhuijs, the popular eclectic eatery in the City Bowl. The night’s festivities kick start with panoramic sundowers at the Freeworld roof bar at 6pm, followed by the themed meal at 6:45pm, a personalised introduction by the designated foodie, with the movie screening following at 8pm. Enjoy this gastronomic tour from the comfort of the Design Centre’s 98-seater, upmarket auditorium. Guests can choose between sundowner sessions, the movie-and-meal combo, just the movie, or all three. The Food, Foodie and Food Movie evenings take place on 3, 9, 10, 16, 23, 24 and 30 November 2011. There will be added excitement at the sundowners session on the 23rd, when the Name Your Hood campaign will reveal the name of the neighbourhood in which the Freeworld Design Centre is located. Seating for the food-movie evenings is limited and tickets can be bought through Tickets retail at R120 for the meal and movie combo (excluding beverages) and R40 just for the movie tickets. There is no entry fee for sundowers sessions and a cash bar is available. For more information visit the Freeworld Design Centre website here or call 021-427-8918. The Movie Schedule:

  • Thursday, 3 November 2011 – Chocolat with Tina Bester of Queen of Tarts
  • Wednesday, 9 November 2011 – Like Water for Chocolate with Neil Stemmet of Le Must, Uppington and author of new cookbook and theatre production, Sout en Peper
  • Thursday, 10 November 2011 – Babete’s Feast with Clare Mack of Spill
  • Wednesday, 16 November 2011 – The Freshman with David Cope of FoodieZA
  • Wednesday, 23 November 2011 – The Big Night with Justine Drake, TV food personality, editor of Fresh Living and food festival director
  • Thursday, 24 November 2011 – I am Love with Nikki Werner
  • Wednesday, 30 November 2011 – Tampopo with Abigail Donnelly of Taste and Eat Out
These food-themed movie evenings are connected to a 'Design For Food' interior design exhibition, showcasing at the Freeworld Design Centre from 3 November 2011 – 21 January 2012.