Food & Film: Babette’s Feast

March 14, 2015 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
$45/$40 Members/$35 Insider Access
Babette’s Feast, 1987

Our popular food and film pairings continue with a screening of Babette’s Feast (5 pm) followed by dinner in the Museum Cafe (7 pm). Tickets include film, one complimentary glass of wine, and a dinner of French cuisine inspired by the film (see below for menu). Cash bar available.

Purchase tickets online or call 860-838-4100 Wednesday through Sunday, between 10 am and 4:30 pm. Dinner reservations required in advance. “Film-ONLY” tickets sold at the door.

Babette’s Feast: In a remote 19th-century Danish village, two sisters lead a rigid life with their father. After their father’s death, they take in a refugee who wants to repay the sisters for their kindness and offers to cook a meal for them and their friends. It proves to be a transformative experience. 1987. Denmark. 102 min. Not Rated. Subtitles. Directed by Gabriel Axel.

Dinner Menu

  • Wild mushroom soup infused with Madeira wine
  • French-cut chicken breast served on a bed of puff pastry with a truffled demi-glace and glazed baby carrots
  • Simple salad with a champagne vinaigrette
  • Selection of cheeses and tropical fruits with buckwheat blini
  • Baba au Rhum