French Food, Film and Friends: Delicatessen


The flavors and culinary traditions of France come to The Hutong for a night of  French cooking followed by a screening of Delicatessen.  Learn three classic French dishes: Chicken in Red Wine Vinegar Sauce, Sauteed Greens, and Tarte au Chocolat- and stay to enjoy a film from renowned French director Jean-Pierre Jeunet.

Cost: Cooking class + Screening, 249 RMB, 199 for members + 1 RMB lolly bill (click here to find out more).

Screening Only: 7:30pm, 30RMB.

When: Sunday, September 16th at 5:00. Visit our calendar to register for our August edition of Food, Film and Friends.

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Dir: Jean-Pierre Jeunet, FRA, 2006, 95mins

In a dilapidated apartment building in post-apocalyptic France, food is in short supply and grain is used as currency. In the ground floor is a butcher’s shop, run by the landlord, Clapet (Jean-Claude Dreyfus), who posts job opportunities in the Hard Times paper as means to lure victims to the building, whom he murders and butchers as a cheap source of meat to sell to his tenants.

Food, Film and Friends is done in partnership with Electric Shadows. Electric Shadows hosts a variety of events in Beijing and beyond, including a short film showcase on the first Sunday of every month, practical experimental film workshops and an amorphous film club. For more information: 136 6135 9749

Screenings are open to those who don’t wish to participate in the class (fees and starting times above), but registration on The Hutong’s website is greatly encouraged as seating is limited.