If you’re a foodie or a film fan, it’s time to mark your calendar for Rick Stein’s Sunset Cinema, the latest launch from the Pop-Up Picture Company.
Forget the ordinary cinema experience – Rick Stein’s Sunset Cinema is set to debut this June with a series of delicious gastronomic film nights. Taking place at Buckinghamshire’s historic Cliveden House in June before moving to Hampshire’s picturesque Chewton Glen from 9th July, it’s set to be a delight for all of the senses this summer.
The luxurious foodie film nights follow the outstanding sell-out success of the Pop-Up Picture House’s previous Marlow-based run of winter movie screenings and indulgent comfort food created by two Michelin-starred chef, Tom Kerridge.
This time, guests can expect a suitably summery menu of seafood dishes curated by celebrity chef Rick Stein. The menu will focus on using the finest seafood and produce, sourced from Rick’s trusted suppliers and the local area where possible.
From a sumptuous fish pie with cod, prawns and smoked haddock to sashimi of scallop, loch duart salmon and tuna, the menu features a selection of mouth-watering delights. What’s more, to celebrate Tom Kerridge’s ongoing involvement in the project, Tom’s famous ice cream will continue to be served ‘usherette style’ at each screening.
Good Things spoke with Rick himself to find out more about the upcoming foodie film fun…
What can visitors expect from the menu?
I’m choosing for guests – it’s nice to not have a choice from time to time. There’s four set menus, each assigned to a certain film. You’ll know what’s on the menu before booking – think seafood classics, a little bit of Thai and a little bit of Indian. We’re keeping it simple, with a few surprises on the night.
How will you be sourcing ingredients for the dishes?
We’re sourcing locally wherever we can. It’s a little bit tricky in Berkshire when you’re sourcing a menu that’s mostly seafood! We’ll definitely be using plenty of delicious beef from around here.
What sort of films will be showing?
There’s a huge mix – everything from the period films of Pride & Prejudice to Almost Famous and Scandal.
How will guests be seated?
It’s very relaxed – sofas and low coffee tables. It’s all modelled on being on the sofa at home with friends – expect you’ll be in the garden with friends!
Will you be hosting each night?
I’m actually in the middle of making a TV series in Mexico at the moment – but I’ll be there hosting on the first opening night. It will be the highly skilled team at Cliveden House and Chewton Glen mostly cooking the dishes. Chefs are a little bit like musicians, we all love to play together, and this is a fantastic partnership like that.
Are you a film fanatic yourself?
I love catching up on movies – especially with other people. There’s something really infectious about both laughter or tears. That’s what makes films so special.
H0w many spaces are available?
There’s set to be around 120 people for each night, taking place for three weeks.
Price: £65 per person.
Bookings: Tickets go on sale from 26th April 2017. Register here for priority access before 23rd April.
When: Cliveden House, 21st June – 11th July. Chewton Glen, 9th – 23rd July.