August 10, 2020

San Miguel de Allende  IGNITES  CREATIVITY and GOOD IDEAS

San  Miguel de Allende yearly Food in Film Festival is for lovers of food, wine and films. Eva Eliscu and her team of friends select six food related films and three food related lectures together with an offering  of great food and wine all included in the festival ticket price.

Welcome to 2020 San Miguel de Allende  Food in Film Festival, February 21,22 and 23.

The first edition of the “Food in Film Festival”, received a great welcome among residents of San Miguel, this making the festival grow every year.

The Festival reside in the beautiful “Bellas Artes” building, locally known as “Centro Cultural El Nigromante”, home of the unfinished mural by the great master David Alfaro Siqueiros.

This venue is perfect for the 3 days festival offering 2 featured films each day 12 noon and 5:00 pm. with a food related lecture at 3:00 pm.  After each film, a food and wine tasting is offered to all ticket holders, prepared by the most renowned chefs – restaurants and wine merchants of San Miguel.

Each year Eva and her festival team invite a renowned Chef to open the event.  2020 Food in Film Festival opens on February 21 with special festival guest chef Daniel Nates from Restaurant Maizal in Puebla with the screening of his documentary films “Cooking Nature” Chef Daniel Nates is the recipient of S. Pellegrino best young chef 2016 and Food & Wine best chef 2019

Prior to the opening of the festival on February 20th Chef Daniel Nates will preside over the kitchen at La Doña Restaurant.  With the collaboration of La Doña executive Chef Manuel Galvan a spectacular culinary event will take place, A tribute to “Deep Mexico”  based on the natural flavors of the land.   Tickets for the 6 course dinner with wine pairing  are available only at La Doña Restaurant. San Francisco  32, zona centro, San Miguel. If you want more information, please call 415 688 3131

Each film or lecture have a very accessible entrance fee $300 pesos, Lectures only $ 50 pesos. We recommend getting the 3 days pass $1,600 pesos that will give you access to all of the activities during the festival.

Part of the proceeds benefits a local charity. This year part of the proceeds will go to the initiative “break an egg, hatch an education” program at Casa Hogar Corazón Valiente.

Make sure to don’t miss the incredible “2020 Food in Film Festival” 

Tickets for sale online at: BoletoCity

Program:

Film: Cooking Nature:  Fri.,  Feb. 21,  Noon

In 2016, Daniel Nates, a 23-year-old from Puebla, won first prize in the San Pellegrino Young Chef competition in Milan, Italy; and last year, Food & Wine en Español voted him Best New Chef 2019. Nates will be on hand to present in person the world premiere of Cooking Nature, a documentary about his culinary methods, the opening event of the 2020 Food in Film Festival.

Lecture: Naked Wines in San Miguel:  Fri.,  Feb. 21,  3 pm

Naked wine is wine stripped down to its basics – the product of organic farming and natural yeast fermentation, made without adding or removing anything in the cellar. Natalia López Mota, a Mexican winemaker with a master of science degree in viticulture, and co-owner of Cava El Garambullo, explains this approach of wine production. Her talk includes a small tasting of one of her delicious wines.

Film: A Walk in the Clouds:  Fri.,  Feb. 21,  5pm

A Walk in the Clouds (1995), a romance directed by Alfonso Arau (who also directed Like Water for Chocolate), is set in the vineyards of Northern California right after World War II, and stars Keanu Reeves.

Film: James Beard, American’s First Foodie:  Sat.,  Feb. 22,  Noon

This documentary tells the story of James Beard, the Portland, Oregon native who had the first cooking show on television (1945); who was the author of 22 cookbooks along with a syndicated newspaper column and countless magazine pieces; and who ran an acclaimed cooking school out of his townhouse in New York City.

Lecture: Pollenizing the Future:  Sat.,  Feb. 22,  3 pm

Presentation by Ireti Arias, AGL Luna de Miel. Learn about beekeeping techniques that have been passed down through generations, the health benefits of consuming raw, artesanal honey, and the lessons we can learn from the bee species themselves on working together for a common purpose. Samples of Luna de Miel honey will be provided.

Film: Haute Cuisine:  Sat.,  Feb. 22,  5 pm

Haute Cuisine is a 2012 biographical feature film based on a true story, about the comic adventures of the private chef to the President of France. In French with English subtitles.

Film: Modified:  Sun.,  Feb. 23,  Noon

In the award-winning documentary Modified (2017), the filmmaker and her mother embark on a very personal and poignant investigative journey to find out why genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are not labeled on food products in the United States and Canada, despite being labeled in 64 countries around the world.

Lecture: Cocina Libre – Open Fire Cooking:  Sun.,  Feb. 23,  3 pm

Since the advent of the industrial age, we have grown distant from the fire and food in its natural state. The result has been mental, physical, and emotional disorders unknown in the past. Returning to the pre-industrial style of nourishment promotes balance. Esmeralda Brinn, head chef and owner of the restaurant Querencia, and director of the project Cocina Libre, discusses open fire cooking in this presentation.

Film: The Cakemaker:  Sun.,  Feb. 23,  5 pm

The Cakemaker is a 2017 romantic drama about a German baker in Jerusalem. Described as “a movie about love, loss, and pastry,” the film has a 98 percent approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. In German with English subtitles.

More information about the Festival: www.foodinfilmfestival.com

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