The 2017 Flatirons Food Film Festival will hold five events, which are designed to enhance the enjoyment and understanding of festival films. Following is a listing of the events.

Friday, September 29

Post-Fermentation Film Series Discussion

10 pm to 12 am
 License No. 1, Hotel Boulderado, 2115 13th Street, Boulder
Join us for a late-night discussion and socializing with Mara King of Ozuke after our screening of A Journey to the People’s Republic of Fermentation. All patrons will be responsible for their own food and drink.

Saturday, September 30

Children’s programs

Children’s Farmers Market Walk and Cooking Demo
9 am to 10 am
 Boulder Farmers Market, 13th St, Boulder
Buy tickets: $8

In the spirit of Ratatouille, the animated classic about a rat who wants to become a chef, our children’s program has to do with teaching children about farm fresh ingredients and how to cook. In conjunction with the Boulder County Farmers Market and Seeds Library Cafe, this brief class involves a farmers market walk to learn about ingredients and a cooking demo and tasting. Chef Matt Collier of Seeds Library Cafe will lead the class.

The class will meet at the Boulder Farmers Market information tent. It will immediately precede our free screening of Ratatouille at the Boulder Public Library.

Ratatouille

0:30 am to 12:40 pm
 Canyon Theater, Boulder Public Library, 1001 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder
Free but registration required
Ratatouille is an animated comedy about a rat that wants to be a chef and allies himself with a kitchen worker at a famous Parisian restaurant to do so. Part of our 5th anniversary classic food film series.

An Evening with Jeremiah Tower

7:15 pm to 9:45 pm, with Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent screening
 Canyon Theater, Boulder Public Library, 1001 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder
Buy Tickets $10 (senior/student pricing $9)
Our evening with Chef Jeremiah Tower at the Boulder Public Library will start with an appearance by the James Beard Award-winning chef at a sparkling wine reception from 6:15-7:15pm that is open to Sour Grapes and Jeremiah Tower ticket holders.  It will continue with a screening of Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent, a documentary that examines his life and influence on American cuisine. Tower will introduce the film. After the screening, Amanda Faison, the former 5280 Magazine food editor, will interview him and he will participate in a Q&A session.

After Party at License No. 1

10 pm to 12 am
 License No. 1, Hotel Boulderado, 2115 13th Street, Boulder
Free but registration required
Join us for late-night merriment with Chef Jeremiah Tower after our screening of Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent. No charge but All patrons will be responsible for their own food and drink.

Sunday, October 1st

Big Night by Day: Via Perla Luncheon

11:30 am to 1 pm, with Antonio Laudisio
 Via Perla, 901 Pearl St, Boulder
Buy Tickets $26; optional wine pairings, $15  until Wednesday, Sept. 27, noon
Immediately before our screening of Big Night, discover for yourself the cuisine depicted in the film by attending the “Big Night by Day: Via Perla Luncheon” mid-day repast. The meal, which will be served family-style, will include the timpano dish, which is the pièce de resistance of the feast that is featured in the film.

Boulder Italian food legend Antonio Laudisio will speak.

The menu includes the following items:

  • Antipasti Misti: a small selection of tomato, fresh mozzarella and basil Caprese, sweet pepper
    Pepperonata and sliced local melons, and eggplant, pepper and tomato Caponata
  • Salumi e Formaggio: thinly sliced Prosciutto di Parma, Parmigiano Reggiano, Carta di Musica crackers and aged balsamic vinegar
    Wine pairing: Collazzi Chianti Classico “I Bastioni” (3oz)–Ruby red color, notes of cherries, and classic Italian spices. Complex and structured with silky tannins
  • Timpano/Timballo: Classic Calabrian festival dish consisting of semolina pasta, meatballs, salumi, eggs, and tomato sugo baked in a golden egg dough
    Wine pairing: Cusumano Nero d’Avola (3oz)–With the Timapano being a southern Italian dish, Peg Romano, Via Perla ower, wanted to use a southern style wine.The Nero d’Avola is a plush dark ruby/purple color. Lush and smooth on the palate. Notes of dark red fruits, black cherries, and plums ease into a lingering finish with focused tannins.
  • Insalata Rucola: Wild arugula, Pecorino Locatelli, cracked black pepper, lemon and 2016 Bonamini olive oil
  • Tiramisu: Italian custard with whipped mascarpone, espresso soaked lady fingers and dusted with Valrhona cocoa
    Wine pairing: Graham’s LBV Port (2oz)–Graham’s 2011 LBV has a deep opaque ruby colour. On the nose it is brimming with layers of dark fruits combined with floral hints of fresh mint. On the palate it is full-bodied with flavours of cassis and demons
  • Espresso/Cappuccino: Coda ‘Harmony’ espresso. Evenly balanced, smooth

See the Films page for detailed information about the FFFF 2017 films.

See the Events page for details about FFFF 2017 events.

See the Tickets page for page for film and event ticketing information.