A sumptuous silver-screen sensory adventure

Classic film showings at the Electric are matched with a curated menu

Edible Cinema at the Electric
Edible Cinema at the Electric

The doors have beenbolted since fire ravaged its baroque Sasha Gebler-designed interior backin June, but this month Soho House’s silver-screened sister, the Electric, isback in business, rising from the ashes revamped and ready for a deliciouspair of Edible Cinema screenings in collaboration with Bombay Sapphire.

Overseen by experienceorganiser Polly Betton, those attending the special showings of classicromantic comedy When Harry Met Sally on Sunday December16 will be treated to Bombay Big Apple cocktails – a concoction of gin, cloudyapple juice, cider and cinnamon – whipped up by mixologist Sam Carter, and atray of mystery parcels devised by experimental food designer AndrewStellitano, who has fashioned feasts for the likes of Gucci and Louis Vuitton.

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The numbered packages are intended to be eaten at specific moments during the film to heightenthe experience, and although their contents are being kept firmly under wrapsuntil the day, the organisers have teasingly said, “When Harry MetSally offers some great moments to be translated into food: hairspray, lip gloss and Sally’s constant demands for items ‘on the side’…”

Previous screeningshave included cult animation Spirited Away, which featuredjasmine rice and milk jam dumplings with cherry, Japanese rosehip andmeadowsweet flavouring, eaten when Chihiro’s parents’ gluttony at a buffetcauses them to turn into pigs, and a crème de cacao, Martini Bianco and sea saltmix that the audience sipped during a scene in which main character Sen cries. 

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Future potentialEdible Cinema screenings – from horror to action films – are currently beingdiscussed for 2013, but to see 2012 out it’s a good dose of comedy with treats aplenty­– on the side.

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