January 28 - February 5, 2021

Food, Glorious Food!

The tastiness of the Flatirons Food Film Festival lies not only in its compelling films about food but how it is a multi-sensory experience that can include food. While films activate sight and sound, and events set us into motion, the taste and aroma of food and drink related to the films complete the immersion.

Festival food offerings

Through partnering with Boulder and Denver restaurants and food businesses, we offered delicious food during the Festival.

Movie Snacks:

Dinner and a Movie:

Thursday, January 28, we viewed Opera from the Court of the Sun King and Vatel and enjoyed meals from:

Saturday, January 30, we viewed First Cow and enjoyed a meal from:

Sunday, January 31, we viewed Funke and enjoyed meals from:

Friday, February 5, we viewed Setting the Bar: A Craft Chocolate Origin Story, and enjoyed meals from:

Movie snacks

The Inventing Room Dessert Shop

A modern-day Willy Wonka, Chef Ian Kleinman of The Inventing Room Dessert Shop makes handmade magical candy treats. Chef Ian’s superpower is using scientific techniques to make candies with tools like liquid nitrogen.

Flatirons Food Film Festival movie gobblebox

The Inventing Room offered a fun and unique take on classic movie theater candies and treats including:

  • Root Beer Cotton Candy
  • Sour Patch Kid Pate De Fruit
  • Curried Caramel Popcorn
  • “Milk Dud” Marshmallow
  • Festival Red Licorice Lollipop

Boulder County Farmers Markets

Local Food Snack Box
Local food snack box contents.

The Boulder County Farmers Market offered a Festival Snack Box from its year-round, online store.

  • Monroe Organic Farm popcorn
  • On Tap Kitchen’s honey mustard pretzels
  • Bolder Chip’s blue corn tortilla chips
  • Best One Yet’s chocolate chip cookies

Craft chocolate bars

Boulder Book Store and St. Kilian’s Cheese Shop in Denver carried three-packs of craft chocolate bars from the artisan bean-to-bar chocolate makers in Setting the Bar: A Craft Chocolate Origin Story. During the movie, viewers enjoyed chocolate as dessert after the mole dinner for Setting the Bar, or taste when food journalist John Lehndorff gave a short talk on tasting craft chocolate.

Boulder Book Store Chocolate Club

Boulder Book Store, 1107 Pearl St, Boulder, 303.447.2074

The Chocolate Club of the Boulder Book Store provided a bundle of three craft chocolate bars for sale.

  • Dandelion Chocolate: Ambanja, Madagascar 70%
  • Parliament Chocolate: Tanzania Kilombero Valley 70%
  • Raaka Chocolate: Bananas Foster Peruvian Unroasted Dark 66% Chocolate
Dandelion Chocolate Ambanja, Madagascar 70%
Dandelion Chocolate’s Ambanja, Madagascar 70% chocolate bar
Parliament Chocolate’s Tanzania Kilombero Valley 70% bar
Parliament Chocolate’s Tanzania Kilombero Valley 70% chocolate bar
Raaka's Bananas Foster Peruvian Unroasted Dark 66% Chocolate
Raaka’s Bananas Foster Peruvian Unroasted Dark 66% chocolate bar


St. Killian’s Cheese Shop

St. Killian’s Cheese Shop, 3211 Lowell Blvd., Denver, 303.477.0374

St. Kilian’s Cheese Shop provided a bundle of three craft chocolate bars for sale.

  • Dandelion: Chocolate Tumacoa, Columbia 70%
  • French Broad: Malted Milk Chocolate
  • Raaka Chocolate: Bananas Foster Peruvian Unroasted Dark 66% Chocolate

Movie Night Dinners

Dinner and a Movie series graphic

Paired dinners for four Festival premiere movie nights were available courtesy of our restaurant partners. Viewers outside of the Denver Metro area could patronize restaurants in their area that paired well with the movies.

Opera from the Court of the Sun King / Vatel

Opening night transported viewers to the France of King Louis XIV (the Sun King) in 1671.

Opera from the Court of the Sun KingOpera on Tap Colorado singers set the mood for Vatel with a live performance of music that would have been played in the court of King Louis XIV.

Vatel: Showing of a classic drama based on the life of 17th century French chef François Vatel with romance, spectacle, and courtier intrigue. Stars Gerard Depardieu, Uma Thurman, and Tim Roth.

Brasserie Boulder

Brasserie Boulder, 1235 Pennsylvania Ave, Boulder

Brasserie Boulder, a virtual kitchen from Cafe Aion. Dinners included Duck Confit, Coq au Vin, and salmon Salade Nicoise.

 

Duck Confit
Duck Confit
Coq au Vin
Coq au Vin

La Merise

La Merise, 2700 East 3rd Avenue, Denver (Cherry Creek), 720.596.4360

  • Beef Bourguignon, $27.95: All-natural beef braised in red wine and veal demi-glace with vegetables, mushrooms, bacon lardons, and herbs. Served with mashed potatoes.
  • Salmon Côte d’Azur, $27.95: Pan-seared salmon filet served on a bed of sautéed spinach with an orange citrus sauce.
  • Parisian Chicken, $26: Lightly breaded all-natural chicken breast served with mashed potatoes, chef’s choice of vegetables, and light cream sauce with artichokes, Kalamata olives, cherry tomatoes and capers.
Beef Bourguignon
Beef Bourguignon

Mateo

Mateo, 1837 Pearl Street (19th & Pearl), Boulder, 303.443.7766

Duck confit with brussels sprouts, asparagus, new potatoes, natural jus, $29

First Cow

In First Cow, two strangers, both trying to make their fortune, meet in the 1820’s Oregon Territory, become friends, and start a risky food business. At this time and location, game and fish were plentiful and biscuits sought after.

The Post Brewing Co.

The Post Brewing Co. restaurants in Boulder, Denver (Rosedale), and Lafayette offered this Festival takeout dinner:

  • Smoked Wild Boar Hash
  • Jimmy’s Ranch Biscuit with Blueberry Jam
  • Apple Hand Pie for Dessert
Smoked Wild Boar Hash
Smoked Wild Boar Hash
Jimmy's Ranch Biscuit with Blueberry Jam
Biscuit with Blueberry Jam

Funke

Mastering handmade pasta revived Evan Funke’s career and made him one of the foremost pasta chefs in the U.S. Funke tells his story. The texture of pasta can suffer when it’s part of a takeout dinner. All movie dinners for Funke were meal kits from Blackbelly, Pastificio Boulder, and Sfoglina/Raccoon Moon where viewers could enjoy pasta that they had freshly cooked.

Blackbelly

Blackbelly, 1606 Conestoga Street, Boulder, 303.247.1000

Meal kit with instructions: Buckwheat Pappardelle with Blackbelly Salami Ragù, Lemon Ricotta, Arugula
Price: $32 (serves two)

BlackBelly Pasta Dish
A different Blackbelly pasta dish. This is the caliber of pasta they make!
This is what Blackbelly pasta looks like! (Different pasta dish than than the meal kit)
Pastificio Boulder

Pasticifico Boulder, 2438 30th Street, Boulder, 646.373.1578

Meal kits, each with four main-course servings:

  • Pasta Kit 1: Fresh heritage wheat rigatoni with pink pomodoro sauce (or dairy-free pomodoro sauce). $24
  • Pasta Kit 2: Fresh heritage wheat garganelli with roasted butternut and delicata squashes, brown butter, and sage. $26
Fresh heritage wheat garganelli with roasted butternut and delicata squashes, brown butter and sage
Garganelli with roasted squash
Fresh heritage wheat rigatoni with pink pomodoro sauce
Rigatoni with pink pomodoro sauce

Sfoglina and Moon Raccoon Baking Co.

In this collaborative meal kit, Sfoglina produced the pasta course, and Moon Raccoon Baking Co. the bread and dessert. The dry pasta was cooked and the rest of the meal was ready to eat. The meal kit included a recipe with instructions.

  • Sourdough Focaccia
  • Campanelle Pasta with roasted tri-color carrots, celery root cream, carrot top and pistachio pesto, and sunchoke chips
  • Cocoa nib shortbreads
Sfoglina Campanelle pasta dish
Sfoglina Campanelle pasta dish
Sfoglina pasta meal kit
Sfoglina pasta meal kit

Setting the Bar

Sancho’s Authentic Mexican Restaurant

Sancho’s Authentic Mexican Restaurant, 6545 Gunpark Drive, Suite, 280, Boulder, 303.955.4772

Enchiladas de Pollo o Queso: Three cheese or chicken enchiladas with mole sauce served with a side of rice and beans and sour cream

Enchiladas de Pollo o Queso
Enchiladas de Pollo o Queso

Teocali Cocina

Teocalli Cocina, 103 N. Public Rd. Unit C., Lafayette, 303.284.6597

Chicken Enchiladas Oaxaca: Mole poblano, red onions, oaxaca and chihuahua cheese

Chicken Enchiladas Oaxaca
Chicken Enchiladas Oaxaca

Zocalito

Zocalito, 999 18th St. Suite 107, Denver, (720) 923-5965

Skirt steak in negro mole layered with oaxacan mozzarella topped with a negro chilhuacle mole and bean & cheese tacos,

Zocalito Skirt Steak in Negro Mole
Skirt Steak in Negro Mole

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