The Sacramento Food Film Festival opens tonight (Thursday, March 20, 2014) with a screening of “Spinning Plates” a movie about three restaurants and their struggles to stay open. The film will be paired with appetizers from local restaurant Ten22. In this third year of the burgeoning film festival expect 10 days of increasingly impressive food and film pairings. The festival, running from March 20-30th, is back "to nourish your body and mind."
The goal of the Sacramento Food Festival is to inspire good taste, elegance, and responsible standards, or, in other words, to pair food with films about food. This year all proceeds form the festival benefit the California Food Literacy Center whose mission is "to inspire change today for a healthy, sustainable tomorrow through enduring community food education." The partners are very well met.
Last year the festival teamed with Slow Food Sacramento whose aim is "to protect the pleasures of the table from the homogenization of modern fast food and life. Through a variety of initiatives it promotes gastronomic culture, develops taste education, conserves agricultural biodiversity and protects traditional foods at risk of extinction." This year, on Saturday March 29, the festival presents a free screening of a documentary about the movement, "The Slow Food Story."
In an effort to showcase the diversity and beauty of food in Sacramento, alongside the magic of film, each day of the festival offers a unique take on a film alongside a well-matched dish. Each event also offers a unique price tag, ranging from free to $40, giving everyone an opportunity to participate. Even when spending on an extravagance, know that the money is going to a good cause. Don't miss out on a truly exceptional experience happening only in Sacramento.