The dish on Long Island's restaurant and food scene.
Cinema Arts Centre and the Huntington chapter of Slow Food will present Let's Eat: A Film Feast in Five Courses on Sunday, Feb. 16.
Each of five short (five- to 30-minute-long) films will be paired with a guest speaker, and the screening will be followed by a reception featuring thematically appropriate dishes.
Film 1 Growing Farmers discusses the lack of affordable farmland on Long Island and the efforts of the Peconic Land Trust to help young farmers.
Speaker: John Halsey from Peconic Land Trust
Accompaniment: Miso Vegetable Chowder
Speaker: Steven Judelson
Accompaniment: Roasted Vegetables with Sea Salt
Film 3, a double bill with The Secret Life of Beef, illustrating the impact that the industrial beef industry has on the environment, and Divine Brine, about a local pickle company based in Calverton.
Speakers: Cristina Cosentino, writer for Edible Long Island, and Robert Schaefer, owner of Divine Brine
Accompaniment: Veggie sliders with grass-fed-beef meatballs served with Divine Brine pickles
Film 4: A Pasta Story visits Azienda SanCristoforo in Tuscany, a biodynamic farm and producer of artisanal pasta.
Speaker: Jim Bancheri, owner of Mascali-Larkfield Pasta in East Northport
Accompaniment: Pasta pomodoro
Film 5 Greyston Bakery is about the Bronx bakery that hires the hard-to-employ, and uses its profits to fund community projects.
Accompaniment: Greystons brownies with Ben and Jerrys Ice Cream
The evening gets underway at 6:30. Advance tickets are $40 for Slow Food or Cinema Arts members, or $50 for nonmembers. At-the-door tickets will be $55. Click here for advance tickets, or buy them at Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington, 631-423-7611, cinemaartscentre.org.