We're mixing things up a bit with our Winter 2014 program by inviting five guests to each choose a "road movie".
Wanda (1971) is the only film directed by Barbara Loden, who also acted in the title role of this study of a woman who abandons her family and takes up with a petty criminal. Largely ignored in the US when it was originally released, it was praised in Europe, winning the International Critics' Prize at the Venice Film Festival. Loden, the wife of Elia Kazan, died of breast cancer in 1980.
(Though Wanda noshes on spaghetti and a burger on screen, we're paying homage to her Pennsylvania mining town roots instead.)
spinach salad, scrapple on toast with spicy ketchup
(vegetarian or scrapple-hater option: spinach salad, lentil & walnut pâté, toast points)
pork & sauerkraut, smashed potatoes
(vegetarian option: mushroom & roasted pumpkin ragoût, smashed potatoes)
apple pandowdy, vanilla ice cream
(gluten-free option: baked apple stuffed with walnuts & raisins, vanilla ice cream)
Please indicate if you are vegetarian, gluten-free or are not a scrapple fan when making your reservation.
(We will, however, serve a thematic cocktail with a request for a $5 donation.)