Thursday, July 12, 2012
Style File: Dinner and a Movie
Most of the big Blockbuster movies come out during summer, but we have a cinema where you can see films that you won't see anywhere else, plus you get a fab meal. 7s Belkys Nerey takes us to dinner and a movie in tonight's Style File.
WSVN -- It's a night where film fans and foodies unite. Pass on the popcorn at the regular theater and go gourmet at OMG Dinner and a Movie at O Cinema in Wynwood.
Kareem Tabsch-Co-Director, O Cinema: "O Cinema opened with the goal to bring movies that weren't coming to Miami. So what you can see is a lot of American independent films, a lot of documentaries, and a lot of great foreign and art films."
Once a month O Cinema teams up with Harry's Pizzeria of the Michael's Genuine Food & Drink to create a night of cinema and culinary goodness.
Kareem Tabsch-Co-director, O Cinema: "You don't go to a restaurant then have to schlep to a movie theater, it all happens onsite at O Cinema."
O Cinema picks the flick and the team at Harry's takes care of the dinner.
Simeon Humphreys-GM, Harry's Pizzeria: "A lot of people ask us 'Where's the pizza?" We can't move our wood burning oven to O Cinema, so we like to showcase other features, we like to have an entree, side dishes, we always feature one of Hedy Goldsmith's desserts."
Each month's menu is themed around the movie. June's documentary was "Lost Bohemia" which gives a glimpse inside the legendary carnegie hall apartments, so the menu for the night was inspired by food popular during the year carnegie opened.
Simeon Humphreys-GM, Harry's Pizzeria: "This classic New York City menu tonight, we've got pot roast, smoked fish dip, iceberg wedge salad, angel food cake."
After a pre-reception in the courtyard with music from a DJ you'll gaze at the Cinema's rotating art work.
Then join the chow line where Harry's will load up your old school dinner tray with delicious food.
Weiyi Chen-Customer: "I feel like I'm back in elementary school. I have my little tray with my little segments, everything has it's place."
Sinuhe Vega-Customer: "Phenomenal. The salad is delicious. The creamy dressing with the watermelon, the lettuce the pickle onions. It's just a perfect blend."
Mariana Mendes-Customer: "Oh, the pot roast and the mash potatoes. Delicious."
Save room for dessert. Michael's pastry queen Hedy Goldsmith always out-does herself.
Hedy Goldsmith-Pastry Chef: "Angel food cake, but it's filled with mango jam. We've topped it with an Italian meringue, and we've torched and then we're going to serve it with fresh passion fruit."
Once you're done chowing down settle in for the film.
Isis Vega: "I'm married to an artist so any time I can have a movie that has artists in it and we can see some cool cinema and a fine meal, it's a treat for us."
Greg Pitts: "I like small cinemas like this, because you see some of the best independent films that you'll ever see."
Best part, the whole night will only cost you $35.
Mariana Mendes-Customer: "It's a very smart way to spend your money, and go on a nice date."
You're assured a happy ending at this event no matter how the movie ends.
Belkys Nerey: "O Cinema shows unique films weekly from Thursday through Sunday. The next OMG Dinner and a Movie is on July 17th.
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90 NW 29th Street
Miami, FL 33127
Open Thurs & Fri from 6pm
Open Sat & Sun from 2pm
3918 North Miami Avenue Miami, FL 33127