*Reservations must be made by April 11th to reserve your seat and dinner!*
The Nevada City Film Festival, Miners Foundry Cultural Center, and The Old 5 Mile House present “Big Night”, an exciting and unique cinematic, dining, and cultural experience. “The movie and the feast” pairs the critically acclaimed, modern day classic film “Big Night” with a traditional Italian feast just like the one in the film.
Water, Soft drinks, tea, and coffee are included. Beer and Wine will be available for purchase. Tickets are available online or at the Nevada City Box Office (530) 265-5462.
The evening’s featured film will be screened in the historic Osborn/Woods Hall at the Miners Foundry where state of the art projection and sound will be brought in for your viewing pleasure. Following the film, dinner will be hosted in the beautiful Stone Hall.
In love and life, one big night can change everything! “Big Night” is the tale of two immigrant brothers from Abruzzo who own and operate a restaurant called “Paradise.” One brother, Primo (Tony Shalhoub), is a brilliant, perfectionist chef who chafes under their few customers’ expectations of “Americanized” Italian food. Their uncle’s offer for them to return to Rome to help with his restaurant is becoming more and more appealing to Primo. The other brother, Secondo (Stanley Tucci), is the restaurant’s manager, who is enamored of the possibilities presented by their new endeavor and life in America. Despite Secondo’s efforts and Primo’s magnificent food, their restaurant is failing. They host a final “Big Night” to save the restaurant. The film also stars Minnie Driver, Isabella Rosellini, and Marc Anthony. Nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival and the Grand Special Prize at the Deauville Film Festival, “Big Night” literally makes your mouth salivate and your stomach growl, it’s that good! And not just because of the amazing Italian food, but the superb acting and plot.
The Old 5 Mile House has created a mouth-watering menu of the traditional Italian dishes featured in the movie including Maiale di Lattante Arrostito tutto (Whole Roasted Suckling Pig), Timbale Reale (baked pasta), Risotto Bandiera Italiana (Risotto in the Colors of the Italian Flag), Brodo Vegetale con Pasta (vegetable soup), Pollo Arrostito con Rosmarino (Whole Roasted Chickens with Rosemary), Pesci Arrostiti Tutto Con le Erbe (Whole Roasted Fish with Herbs) plus fresh vegetables including beets, carrots, asparagus, tomatoes, artichokes, and radicchio, either grilled or roasted to perfection. And of course, Tira Misu for dessert. Enjoy this tantalizing dinner, perfect for both vegetarians and carnivores, by romantic candle light and a warm fire.
People will be talking about “Big Night” The Movie and The Feast all year long.