Every Thanksgiving, I try to watch my copy of Babette’s Feast, which, if you haven’t seen it, is an amazing and beautiful film.
So this seems especially cool, though totally out of my price range: as part of Zagat’s Vintage Dinner Series this year, on 12 January, Café des Artistes will present the entire menu from the movie, from turtle soup to quail in puff pastry. A lecture on the film will follow the dinner, which is priced at $160.00 per person.
If I could send myself and some readers, I totally would, but there’s no freaking way. But! I can give a luck ready a DVD copy of the movie. So if you’d like to win a copy of Babette’s Feast, leave a comment and tell me your favorite dish that you like to prepare. Recipe optional. Me, my favorite recipe to prepare on winter nights is a red bean and barley soup with sweet and hot Italian sausage. The whole house smells warm, friendly, and slightly spicy – which is perfect.