I went to see the Lord of the Rings trilogy at the Alamo Drafthouse today. The main selling point of it was seven meals! Yes, you read that correctly. The menu was the following:
Fresh Hens eggs, nice crispy bacon, grilled mushrooms and orange slice
Strawberries and Cream
Pan Seared Sausage and tomatoes with cheeses, cabbage and pickles
Braised Spareribs with mashed potatoes, roast carrots
Baby greens with garlic blackberry vinaigrette, cheese herb galette, served with tea cookies
Stewed Coney (rabbit) with taters, carrot, and leek, fresh garden herbs with crusty bread
Swirl of tomato and spinach soups wild mushroom crouton, apple pie
The food was very tasty and each meal was rather large. I finished off the first three plates and was full after that. So I made my self taste the other meals, but there was no way I could eat that much food in one sitting! Another interesting thing was eating the food in a dark theater. You experience food differently if you cannot see what you are eating.
I was there for a while! They played the extended film version of the first two movies and the normal DVD verson of the final movie. And I was glad that it was not the extended version because I wanted to get home before 11pm. I had arrived there at 9am, so I essentially spent 14 hours for this festival. I was certinally burned out!
The other exciting thing that happened was that there was a fire at the Spaghetti Warehouse across the street. During the first break, I went outside to warm up (because the theatre was cold not because of the fire) and I must have counted 13 fire trucks out there. I couldn’t leave even if I wanted to since my poor truck was surrounded by fire hoses.