Dinner in Abruzzo / Knife Skills

75 min.


Old Town Playhouse Sat, Jul 29, 2017 3:00 PM
Film Info
Section:The Sidebar: Food on Film
Runtime:75 min.


First, take a culinary journey through the Abruzzo region of Italy, the “greenest region of Europe,” with two of Detroit’s finest chefs. When Luciano DelSignore of Southfield’s Bacco Ristorante returns home for his cousin’s wedding to cook for his family, he recalls what made him fall in love with the farm-to-table simplicity of Abruzzo culture. Along for the ride is James Rigato, DelSignore’s mentee and chef at renowned eateries The Root and Mabel Gray. As an Italian-American in Italy for the first time, Rigato learns as much about his own heritage as he does about cooking. In every way, “Dinner in Abruzzo” is a feast for the senses. Then visit Cleveland, where Edwin’s Resturant is determined to become one of America’s top French restaurants with a staff unlike any other in the country. Brandon Chrostowski prepares to open his Cleveland fine dining establishment with a staff composed nearly entirely of recently released prisoners looking to get their lives back on track. They enter classical French food boot camp to learn the ins and outs of fine wine, sauces, and more. Inspiring and engaging, “Knife Skills” emphasizes the fundamental power of food to bring people together.

Gregory Evans Band (Sat)

Old Town Optical Dr Nathan & Stacie Baas (Sat)

This screening is part of our Food on Film series, which includes sample bites prepared by the chefs and inspired by the films on your way out the door. Tickets for these special screenings are $15.

Included Shorts

Dinner in Abruzzo: A Journey Home With My Culinary Godfather (35min) 2017 | NR | 35 min. More
Knife Skills (40min) 2017 | USA | NR | 40 min. More