Brooklyn Cinema Offering A “Call Me By Your Name” Valentine’s Day Dinner—With A Peach Dessert

"Many scenes take place before, during or after meals, so it seemed perfect."

Call Me By Your Name was nominated for four Academy Awards yesterday, including Best Picture. But it’s just earned another, more unique honor: Brooklyn’s Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is hosting a four-course Valentine’s Day meal inspired by the film.

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On Monday, February 12, guests will dine on a menu prepared by chef Ronnie New, with drink pairings by beverage director Vincent Favella. Inspired by the film, the dinner will include ricotta tortellini with Parmesan brodo, English peas, prosciutto, and chard.

“When I first watched (and of course immediately fell in love with) Call Me By Your Name, it reminded me of trips I have taken to Italy with my family, and all of the amazing food we had,” says Alamo’s New York Programmer Cristina Cacioppo.

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“Many scenes take place before, during or after meals, so it seemed perfect to match a dinner with the movie. And of course, a peach dessert is a must.”

Indeed, the meal will wrap up with peach crostada with vanilla ice cream and peach-pit drizzle.

The full menu is below.

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Course 1
Soft Boiled Egg smashed fava beans, capers, pickled onions, toast; paired with Sbagliato Albicocca
Prosecco, Apricot, Campari, Sweet Vermouth.

Course 2
Roasted sardine with blistered tomatoes, fennel, fingerlings, pickled mustard seeds.

Course 3
Ricotta tortellini with Parmesan brodo, English peas, prosciutto, chard; paired with Velenosi, Lacrima di Morro d’Alba (Italian varietal red wine).

Course 4
Peach crostada with vanilla ice cream, peach pit drizzle; paired with White Negroni Dolce, Gin, Cocchi Americano, Blanc Vermouth.

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