Let the good times roll on Tuesday, March 14th, when the SLO Film Fest opens with a Mardi Gras themed party followed by Leslie Iwerks new film, “ELLA BRENNAN: Commanding the Table,” about one of New Orleans’ most famous restaurants, Commander’s Palace.
Opening Night is sponsored by Jim Sargen, Taste Buds, The Krush 92.5, Cafe Musique and all of the generous food and drink sponsors listed below.
The party is going to be a “foodie’s” dream come true! Fifteen chefs from restaurants around SLO County will be sharing their tasty culinary treats at tables throughout the Festival VIP Tent and the Fremont Theatre. Interspersed will be amazing Central Coast wines and other libations. The price of admission allows you to go hog wild and taste everything…and see a great movie when you’re fat as a tick and just want to sit awhile.
And if that isn’t enough, popular band Cafe Musique will perform their lively musical stylings with a southern twist on the Fremont Theater stage before the movie begins.
The fun starts at 5:30pm and the movie follows at 7:00pm. Before it begins, you’ll meet 2013 SLO Film Fest Spotlight Award recipient Leslie Iwerks (director of this film and many others including The Pixar Story, Citizen Hearst), who will be in attendance with Ella Brennan’s daughter, Ti Martin and son, Alex Brennan, recently named “2016 New Orleans Restauranteurs of the Year.” Actor French Stewart (3rd Rock from the Sun, Mom) will sit down with them all to chat about Commander’s Palace’s storied history and the challenges of the restaurant business. Click here to watch Movie Trailer
Many thanks to Teri Bayus/Taste Buds for putting together this amazing gastronomic celebration that include the following restaurants & caterers:
Baklava Royale, The Spoon Trade, Giuseppe’s, Chipwrecked, Papi’s Grill, Bunn Thai, The Cracked Crab, Efren’s Mexican Restaurant, Jeffery’s Catering, Apple Farm , Oki Momo Asian Grill, Vivant Fine Cheeses, Surfside Deli, and Bon Temps Creole Cafe
And libations from: Amplify Wines, Baker and Brian, Barrel House Brewing, Field Recordings, Opolo Vineyard, Kynsi Winery, Cass Winery, The Central Roast, Timbre Wines, Puffers of Pismo, Robin Bogue formerly of William James, Summerland Wines, Cambria Wines, Talley Vineyards and M Special Brewing Company.
Tuesday, March 14 (our unofficial Fat Tuesday!)
5:30pm Party / 7:00pm Movie
Fremont Theatre, San Luis Obispo
$50 general / $40 students and Film Society members
Ticket includes all food, drinks and movie
(Movie Mogul passes will be accepted for this event)