Eating popcorn at the cinema is all well and good…
…but sometimes you fancy something a little outside the box.
And so Kino Vino was born; an immersive cinema supper club that combines cult and exclusive film screenings with a sit-down dinner in an intimate and unusual setting that reflect the evening’s theme.
Their next event coming up at the end of April is an Iranian feast night, taking place in the quirky surroundings of Clapton’s Palm 2: an airy space with swaying palms and huge warehouse-style windows overlooking Clapton Pond. The evening kicks off with a showing of an art house film by feminist Iranian film-maker Shirin Neshat; an adaptation of Shahrnush Parsipur’s magic realist novel, “Women Without Men”. It tells the story of four women from different walks of life come together in a time of political unrest, and it’s very good.
The food meanwhile, is the province of cook, writer, and human rights activist Yasmin Khan, who draws on her family heritage to create exotic and aromatic Iranian dishes. There are all the classic mouthwatering Middle Eastern ingredients you’d expect, from chicken (or roast aubergine) dressed with walnuts and pomegranate, to marinated olives and saffron and barberry rice; as well as more unusual dishes like the herb, legume and noodle soup topped with crispy fried onions. Each course comes with lashings of vino (as you’d expect), with a dessert of ferni, a traditional orange blossom and date pudding, to close the set menu.
It’s the reel deal.
NOTE: Kino Vino Iran is taking place on 20th April, 6.30-11pm at Palm 2 Clapton. Tickets are £50 and can be purchased online HERE.
Palm 2 | 152-156 Lower Clapton Road, E5 0QJ
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