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Our delicious food movie series starts at 7pm this Monday, Oct. 28, at the Alamo Drafthouse North (2700 Anderson), with Alfonso Arau's lyrical Mexican romance Like Water for Chocolate. The food will be prepared by Mexico City native Marisela Godinez, owner of El Meson (5805 Burleson, 416-0749), and will include tortilla soup, Christmas rolls (bolillos stuffed w/ beef picadillo), quails in rose sauce, mole with totopos, holiday bread with Mexican hot chocolate, chile rellenos en nogada with rice and black beans, sangria, and Mexican beer. For the screening of Francis Ford Coppola's mafia epic, The Godfather, on Monday, Nov. 4, chef Brenton Childs of Vespaio (1610 S. Congress, 441-6100) along with representatives of Niebaum/Coppola Estate Winery will serve Connie's wedding antipasti (including homemade mozzarella and house-cured olives) with Sofia sparkling wine, Clemenza's Sunday gravy over penne pasta (tomato meat sauce with Italian sausage and meatballs), duck confit cacciatore with wild mushrooms, hearth-baked walnut loaf and focaccia, Coppola Rosso and Bianco, "Leave the Gun, Take the Cannolis" with handmade chocolates, and coffee. The series culminates with the classic art film Babette's Feast on Monday, Nov. 11, with chef Jean-Luc Salles and students of the Texas Culinary Academy ( preparing the elegant French meal featuring mock turtle soup with sherry, Blini Demidoff with Champagne, quails stuffed with foie gras, and truffles in puff pastry with French Burgundy, endive salad and cheese, baba au rhum, fresh fruits, and coffee. Make your reservations now at All proceeds benefit the Capital Area Food Bank.

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