Food and Film: The Imaginary Conversations

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My father came to visit me in New York last week. Out one night, after a lovely dinner at Freeman’s we discussed where and why we would take our favorite filmmakers to dinner. Our rules were:

  1. They have to be alive.
  2. The dinner should have nothing to do with their nationality or their movies, it should relate to their character and artistic taste.
  3. The intention of this imaginary dinner is to have an in depth conversation about anything you want while enjoying food and/or drinks.
  4. The place must be in New York City.

Here is what I came up with the places I know…

WOODY ALLEN

Chicken salad sandwich at Eisenberg’s near the Flatiron.

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WERNER HERZOG

Beers at some random pub in East Village.

MARTIN SCORSESE

Lunch at Fanelli’s Cafe in SoHo.

http://www.yelp.com/biz/fanellis-cafe-new-york

PEDRO ALMODOVAR

Vegan sushi at Beyond Sushi in Gramecy.

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LENA DUNHAM

Brunch at Cafe Colette in Williamsburg.

http://cafe-colette.com/

NOAH BAUMBACH

Dinner at ABC Kitchen in Union Square.

http://www.abckitchennyc.com/

QUENTIN TARANTINO

Cheeseburgers at Five Guys Burger.

http://www.fiveguys.com/

WES ANDERSON

Dinner at Freeman’s in the Lower East Side.

http://freemansrestaurant.com/

JIM JARMUSCH

Pizza at Artichoke pizza.

http://www.artichokepizza.com/

ABBAS KIAROSTAMI

Espresso at La Colombe in TriBeCa.

http://lacolombe.com/

OLIVER STONE

Argentinian food at Empanada Mama in Alphabet City.

http://www.empmamanyc.com/

DAVID LYNCH

Caviar or desert at The Russian Tea Room in Midtown.

http://russiantearoomnyc.com/

WIM WENDERS

Wine at The Lobby Bar in the Ace Hotel in Midtown.

http://www.acehotel.com/newyork

DAVID CRONENBERG

Dim sum at Nom Wah Tea Parlor in Chinatown.

So far that’s all I got.

Please feel free to suggest your own imaginary dinner.

Bon appétit!