What to Watch and Eat at Look Cinemas
Swap popcorn for pork chops (seriously)
Dinner and a movie can feel rushed. (For once you’d actually like to enjoy your food before showtime.) Enter Look Cinemas, the luxury movie theater that will bring anything off the menu at their in-house restaurant Ivy Kitchen right to your seat. Here, our recommendations for dinner-and-a-movie pairings, from cocktails to entrees to dessert.
What to Order: Bootstrap Manhattan
For this Texas twist on the classic Manhattan, a piece of maple wood is lightly torched and then covered with a lowball glass so the vessel is filled with the aroma of smoked maple before TX Whiskey, sweet vermouth and bitters are added ($11).
Pairs well with... Bridge of Spies
A Manhattan attorney finds himself entangled with the CIA in the midst of the Cold War.
What to order: Bacon and Marmalade Flatbread
A crisp and sweet mixture of marmalade-glazed bacon, fresh arugula, caramelized red onions and gooey cheese ($12).
Pairs Well With... Secret in Their Eyes
A expertly casted murder mystery that is sure to put Julia Roberts and Nicole Kidman in the Oscar race.
What to order: New Orleans-Style Shrimp and Rice
Basically the best dish on the menu, it has jumbo shrimp soaked in a spicy creole cream sauce. Totally crave-worthy and filling well after your meal ($18).
Pairs well with... The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2
The final installment of the tween cult movie franchise starring J-Law and her handsome trilogy partner Liam Hemsworth.
What to order: Grilled Pork Chop
A center-cut, bone-in pork chop is brined with molasses for a little sweetness and to keep the meat moist. Served over garlic roasted mashed potatoes and a cold Fuji applesauce ($18).
Pairs well with... Spectre
The latest Bond flick in which Daniel Craig pretty much dominates the bad guys and looks really cool doing it.
What to order: Mochi by Bubbies
Forget about every mochi you’ve ever tried, because Ivy Kitchen does it well. The Japanese confection--made with butter, sugar and coconut--is wrapped around ice cream in flavors like pumpkin, chocolate, pistachio and raspberry.
Pairs well with... Any of the movies showing at Look, because dessert goes with everything.