The Hellenic Society of Constantinople with the support of the Consul General of Greece is happy to invite you to a unique and unforgettable movie-dinner event on Saturday, June 15, with Tassos Boulmetis, director of the 2003 movie A Touch of Spice. The event will present the Greek production movie along with delights from the cuisine of Constantinople, while the director will be in direct contact with the audience to talk about the movie and their questions. Music and dancing will close the evening leaving all senses satisfied.
The original Greek title is Politiki Kouzina which means Cuisine of the City and refers to the cuisine of Constantinople. However, in the film’s promotional material, the word Politiki of the title is written in capital letters, therefore allowing an alternative reading if the last syllable is accentuated rather than the second to refer to Political Cuisine, which signifies the important role that politics played in the lives of the main characters.
According to IMDB, “A Touch of Spice” is a story about a young Greek boy (Fanis) growing up in Istanbul, whose grandfather, a culinary philosopher and mentor, teaches him that both food and life require a little salt to give them flavor; they both require… A Touch of Spice. Fanis grows up to become an excellent cook and uses his cooking skills to spice up the lives of those around him. Thirty five years later he leaves Athens and travels back to his birthplace of Istanbul to reunite with his grandfather and his first love; he travels back only to realize that he forgot to put a little bit of spice in his own life.
Do not miss this rare opportunity to savor the movie’s unique cuisine on Saturday, June 15, 2013, at 1324 S. Normandie Avenue, Los Angeles 90006 (St. Sophia Giannopoulos Movie Theater and Maniatakos Hall)
4:30 p.m. Doors Open; appetizers served
5:00 p.m. Screening, followed by Q & A with the director
7:00 p.m. A Special Constantinopolitan Dinner is Served
8:00 p.m. Presentation Program, Music & Dancing
A No-host Bar
Movie is free with purchase of dinner for $45
For more Information and tickets, contact Alex Oxyzolou; AlexOxyz@hotmail.com; (310) 871-9723
Mail checks to P.O. Box 492082, Los Angeles, CA 90049 payable to HELLENIC SOCIETY OF CONSTANTINOPLE
SPACE IS LIMITED; please order your tickets by June 9