Local Arizona foodies are invited to experience the ultimate bon vivant affair on Monday, July 28 with an advanced screening of “The Hundred-Foot Journey” and a private, Q&A session with executive chef Justin Beckett of Local First Arizona member restaurants Beckett’s Table. “The Hundred-Foot Journey” a heart-warming foodie film starring Helen Mirren and produced by Oprah Winfrey and Steven Spielberg, is an adaptation of the best-selling novel by Richard C. Morais. The movie tells the story Hassan Kadam (Manish Dayal), an epicurean phenomenon with a passion for flavor, who ventures to France with his family after tragedy strikes their home in India. They settle in a charming village where they open an Indian restaurant, Maison Mumbai, across the street from a Michelin-starred, classical French restaurant run by the cold Madame Mallory (Helen Mirren). The two restaurants’ start a rivalry that escalates into an all-out war, until the day Madam Mallory catches wind of Hassan’s incredible culinary talent and offers to take him under her wing.
Guests can get a first-look at the drama/comedy which will be making its enchanting debut in theaters August 8. Following the movie will be a brief Q&A session with independent restaurateur and Valley chef Justin Beckett, owner and executive chef of acclaimed Beckett’s Table and newly-opened Southern Rail.
The event will be at Harkins Camelview on Monday, July 28, from 7:30-10 p.m.
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