Tribeca For Foodies 2011

Film Festival All Access Pass Supported Tom Colicchio, David Bouley

Posted by Sharon on Apr 30

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The 2011 Tribeca Film Festival, now in its tenth anniversary, showcases and awards films each year that don't necessarily fit into blockbuster movie stereotypes. Awards such as Narrative Feature, New York Documentary, and the Student Visionary Award aren't the categories one would find at the Oscars, but they do reflect the growth and camaraderie of filmmakers that have banded together ever since September 11, 2001 -- an event that sparked the Tribeca festival in the first place.

This year, Tribeca offered an All Access pass, granting lovers of cinema to mingle with festival actors and directors amidst "culinary and cinematic journeys" that enhanced the dinner-and-a-movie experience.

A special Key Ingredients lunch commenced the week at David Bouley's Test Kitchen. This event brought Tribeca alumni together with key directors and founders to discuss future cinematic projects. Custom cocktails included the tart Producer and the sharp Director, aptly paired with gourmet cuisine.

The Welcome Luncheon was held at the Time Warner Center. Guests sampled molten cake for dessert courtesy of Landmarc, a restaurant helmed by Marc Murphy that serves contemporary French-Italian bistro fare.

Guests also converged in Top Chef judge Tom Colicchio's newest restaurant, Riverpark, for the TFI Awards Lunch. While at Riverpark, guests dined on seasonal fare from farmer's markets in a fresh take on "modern American" cuisine. Winners were announced for two Tribeca All Access Creative Promise Awards, seven TAA alumni grants, four recipients of the TFI Documentary Fund, and four for the Latin America Media Arts Fund. The number of grants awarded totaled $1 million.

Source:  Huffington Post

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