Friday, March 13, 2009
Dinner and a Movie at the Museum
The award winning film, “Like Water for Chocolate” will be screened with delicious Mexican cuisine served in the museum for the next Culinary Cinema Series. This unique program pairs food themed films with the mouth-watering cuisine inspired from the film.
"Like Water for Chocolate" is a romantic drama set in Mexico at the turn of the 20th century. The story is centered on two lovers, Tita and Pedro who are unable to marry because of Tita’s family obligation to take care of her mother. As the story unfolds Tita discovers that her mouth-watering dishes have the magical effect of transferring her emotions of despair and desire into her cooking.
Join us at the museum on Saturday, March 21st at 6:00 p.m. for this touching love story and a gourmet Mexican dinner prepared by chef Juan Manuel Padilla of Frida’s Restaurant in Chula Vista. Dinner includes wine or beer, a variety of specialty regional hors d’oeuvres, chef Juan’s famous Chiles en Nogada, and a delicious Mexican dessert bar with tea and coffee. Cinema Society of San Diego president, Andrew Friedenberg will introduce the film with background on the actors and director. Reservations are required in advance and limited to 80 guests. Cost is $60 for OMA members, $75 for non-members. Call the museum at 760-435-3721 for reservations.