Let’s get right to the irony: You need reservations for the “No Reservations” Dinner and Movie night on Feb. 4 at Seviche.
Not because “No Reservations” is all that great a flick, even with the stunning Catherine Zeta-Jones as its star (though I’m told the vision of Ms. Jones in chefs whites stirs no small amount of fantasies for any back-of-the-house team), but because these dinners typically sell out because they’re both incredible and fun.
If you’re old enough to have gone to a drive-in movie, you get the premise: you eat and watch a flick. But unlike those most relaxed of public outings, you don’t come in your PJs and you don’t get your food and drink from a concession stand or a cooler.
The food is a four-course feast created by Seviche chef-owner Anthony Lamas and delivered to your table by servers who’ve mastered the skill of working in a darkened room and remaining nearly invisible.
The event is held in Seviche’s private dining room where you’ll view the movie on an 8-foot screen. The night begins with a champagne reception at 6 p.m., followed by the movie at 6:30 p.m. The dinner menu reflects foods and events in the movie itself.
Seating is limited, so guests need to secure reservations with a credit card in advance by calling 502-473-8560. Price is $85 per person (plus tax and gratuity) and includes wine pairings.
Check out the menu:
Reception: hors d’oeuvre and champagne
First course: seared scallops in saffron sauce with saffron butter, corn shoots and pine nuts
Second course: spaghetti oreganata with roasted tomato, olive oil, garlic and oregano
Third course: truffled quail with wild mushrooms, white truffles and red wine demi-glace
Fourth course: tiramisu with génoise, espresso and mascarpone
About “No Reservations”: Master chef Kate Armstrong lives her life like she runs her kitchen at a trendy Manhattan eatery—with a no-nonsense intensity that both captivates and intimidates everyone around her. Kate’s perfectionist nature is put to the test when she inherits her nine-year-old niece Zoe, while contending with a brash new sous chef who joins her staff. High-spirited and freewheeling, Nick Palmer couldn’t be more different from Kate, yet the chemistry between them is undeniable.