Reel Chefs: Inspired Gourmet Pairings of Food & Film
Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at 6:30 PM (EDT)
Theatre 1 at Revere Hotel debuts REEL CHEFS: Inspired Gourmet Pairings of Food & Film
Inaugural food and film screening to feature Chef Jamie Bissonnette & The Goonies
On Tuesday, March 19th, Theatre 1 at Revere Hotel will launch Reel Chefs: Inspired Gourmet Pairings of Food & Film. This ongoing series will feature dinner and movie curated by some of Boston’s best chefs, hosted in Theatre 1, the luxe-level cinema and presentation space at the hotel.
The inaugural Reel Chefs screening will feature award-winning chef, Jamie Bissonnette, chef and owner of celebrated Boston restaurants Coppa and Toro. Chef Bissonnette will pair his all time favorite film, 80’s cult classic, The Goonies, with a whimsical and epicurean three-course tasting menu inspired by the movie. Bissonnette will be on-hand to introduce the film and its culinary courses, which will include; an amuse bouche of “Pinxtos of Power (whipped feta, salt cod fritter, pork rillette,) Truffle Shuffle (celeriac & black truffle soup,) Chester Copperpot Pie (pheasant, mushroom, gnocchi, parmesan,) and Rocky Road (chocolate gelato, fluff, candied peanuts.)
Launched in 2012, Theatre 1 is a modernized interpretation of the Stuart St. Playhouse, featuring state-of-the-art technology, Italian leather seating, personal tables, and a full service bar where Goonies-inspired signature cocktails will also be served up. Tickets for Reel Chefs will cost $50.00 per person and include the three course tasting menu and movie screening.
WHEN: Tuesday, March 19th at 7pm. Doors open at 6:30pm
WHERE: Theatre 1 Boston at Revere Hotel Boston Common
200 Stuart St
Boston, MA 02116
COST: Tickets are $50.00 per person and include a three course tasting menu and film
“Pinxtos of Power - whipped feta, salt cod fritter, pork rillette
Truffle Shuffle - celeriac & black truffle soup
Chester Copperpot Pie - pheasant, mushroom, gnocchi, parmesan
Rocky Road - chocolate gelato, fluff, candied peanuts
**Reel Chefs is a 21+ event**
About Revere Hotel Boston Common:
Revere Hotel Boston Common is Boston’s independent address, inspired by the spirit of the city, yet reveling in the non-traditional. Situated in the heart of Boston’s vibrant theatre district, this luxury hotel and entertainment destination caters to the business and leisure traveler. The property features a 356-room boutique hotel; an exciting nightlife concept (the Emerald Lounge); a film and live entertainment venue (Theatre 1); and a versatile, multipurpose setting for events (Space 57). Designed to embody a distinct Boston experience, the property pays reverence to the city’s rich history and storied past while embracing a modern edge. This harmonious balance of convenience and luxury is complimented by intuitive and personalized service in a welcoming and comfortable environment. Equal parts style, character and sophistication, Revere will play a leading role in the development of Boston’s “new history.” For more information, please call: 617.482.1800 or visit: www.RevereHotel.com, www.facebook.com/RevereHotelBostonCommon or www.Twitter.com/RevereBoston
About Chef Jamie Bissonnette:
Even as a child, Bissonnette was drawn to the kitchen eschewing cartoons for cooking shows on the Discovery Channel. With this early start, he earned his Culinary Arts degree from The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale by the young age of 19 and spent his early 20s eating and cooking his way through Paris, San Francisco, New York and Phoenix. These early experiences fed his culinary drive, teaching him expression through his daily-changing menus.
After cooking in Europe and across the United States, Bissonnette settled in Boston and began working in some of the city’s most notable kitchens. Following stints at a few highly regarded restaurants, Bissonnette opened Eastern Standard as executive chef in 2005.Two years later, he was recruited for the steakhouse KO Prime, winning praise for his modern take on this classic fare. That year in 2007, The Improper Bostonian named him “Rising Star Chef” and KO Prime “Best New Restaurant.”Shortly after in the fall of 2008, Bissonnette joined Ken Oringer as executive chef and partner of the acclaimed tapas restaurant Toro in Boston’s South End and then together in late 2009 they opened the innovative Italian enoteca Coppa. StarChefs awarded Bissonnette Rising Star Chef that same year, and directly following Coppa was awarded 3 Stars in a rave review from the Boston Globe and honorable mention in Esquire’s Best New Restaurants annual list.
Bissonnette is a local champion of nose-to-tail cuisine and is well-known locally and nationally for his exceptional charcuterie and passionate dedication to supporting local, sustainable purveyors. He was spokesperson for the Wisconsin Cheese Board in 2008, has been featured in The Boston Globe, Wall Street Journal, Bon Appetit, and Edible Boston, among many others and in 2011 was awarded the prestigious honor of Food & Wine magazine’s first ever People Choice Best New Chef. Bissonnette was also announced as a finalist for the 2012 James Beard Foundation Awards, Best Chef: Northeast.
As chef and owner of Coppa and Toro in Boston, Bissonnette continues to helm the kitchens of both award-winning restaurants, and can be found at either (and often both) nightly overseeing his menus of innovative small plates and nose to tail cooking.