Revolutionary Restaurant

In the kitchen with Chef Antonio

Join us for our Revolutionary Restaurant Night at Deckchair Cinema

*Dinner at the Revolutionary Restaurant is sold out - but you can still get tickets for the film and the standard Deckchair Cinema dinner will be available as per normal*

To celebrate the screening of Chef Antonio's Recipes for a Revolution, we're transforming the deck into a fancy restaurant for the evening. You'll be looked after with table service,  a private bar on the deck and reserved seating for the film. Deebee Catering have designed a menu to match the movie, with Italian classics to make your mouth water....

Best thing is, Deckchair Cinema will donate half of the ticket profits from the evening to the Down Syndrome Association NT. We've worked with them these last few years for some of our essential services at the cinema and feel that this is a lovely way to give back and say thank you - warm fuzzy feelings all round.

After the meal make your way over to you reserved seats to enjoy the movie. Director Trevor Graham will be zooming in to present his fantastic film!

You can book a table of two, four or six here. Our tables are large, so small bookings may be seated together on the night.

 

- Revolutionary Restaurant Menu -

Antipasto (to start)

Platter on arrival;  Bruschetta, arancini, eggplant and prosciutto involtini, Panne de Casa

Secondo (main course)

slow cooked beef ragu
Italian side salad

Dolce (dessert)

Tiramisu OR lemongrass panna cotta

Vegetarian and gluten free options available  by prior arrangement: starter bruschetta in a bamboo boat with gf crips, arancini, 
involtini | main:  pasta puttanesca with gluten free pasta | dessert: pannecotta - vegan / gf

Please note, the tables at the cinema generally seat 4 or 6, so small groups will be sat together when required.

Please contact info@deckchaircinema.com no less than 5 days prior to the event with special requests.

 

 - Beverages - 

The pop up bar on the deck will be stocked with local beers and a selection of wine to purchase.

 

 - Schedule - 

5.45pm arrival

6.00pm Starters Served

6.30pm Main course served

7.00pm Dessert - taken to your reserved seat to enjoy with the film

 

 

 - The Feature Film - 

Chef Antonio's Recipes for A Revolution

Chef Antonio de Benedetto is on a quest, to change the world with his delicious Italian food. His apprentices are Mirko Piras, a young man born with Down syndrome, who dreams of becoming a great chef ‘just like Antonio’ and Jessica Berta, an ambitious waitress who’s also set her sights on a career among the pots and pans. Their tiny kitchen is the beating heart of an evolutionary restaurant and hotel like no other. Both are staffed by young men and women living with Down syndrome who come from across Italy to train and work in hospitality, so they can take their place at the table of life. Chef Antonio’s Recipes for Revolution, is their closely observed story, told in first person by Antonio, Mirko and Jessica. It’s a journey through their lives and loves, dreams and dramas.

The final instalment in writer/director Trevor Graham’s culinary trilogy is both a celebration of its subjects’ spirit and a testament to the titular figure’s formidable vision. Like Make Hummus Not War (MIFF Premiere Fund 2012) and Monsieur Mayonnaise (MIFF Premiere Fund 2016) before it, the film features food as a vehicle for larger issues; here, Graham uses humanistic slice-of-life storytelling to tackle intellectual disability, individual agency and industrial reform. Topped off with stunning footage of the changing seasons, scrumptious shots of food and a delightful cast of characters, this MIFF Premiere Fund–supported gem offers generous servings of joy and hope.

Chef Antonio's Recipes for A Revolution

Chef Antonio de Benedetto is on a quest, to change the world with his delicious Italian food. His apprentices are Mirko Piras, a young man born with Down syndrome, who dreams of becoming a great chef ‘just like Antonio’ and Jessica Berta, an ambitious waitress who’s also set her sights on a career among the pots and pans. Their tiny kitchen is the beating heart of an evolutionary restaurant and hotel like no other. Both are staffed by young men and women living with Down syndrome who come from across Italy to train and work in hospitality, so they can take their place at the table of life. Chef Antonio’s Recipes for Revolution, is their closely observed story, told in first person by Antonio, Mirko and Jessica. It’s a journey through their lives and loves, dreams and dramas.

The final instalment in writer/director Trevor Graham’s culinary trilogy is both a celebration of its subjects’ spirit and a testament to the titular figure’s formidable vision. Like Make Hummus Not War (MIFF Premiere Fund 2012) and Monsieur Mayonnaise (MIFF Premiere Fund 2016) before it, the film features food as a vehicle for larger issues; here, Graham uses humanistic slice-of-life storytelling to tackle intellectual disability, individual agency and industrial reform. Topped off with stunning footage of the changing seasons, scrumptious shots of food and a delightful cast of characters, this MIFF Premiere Fund–supported gem offers generous servings of joy and hope.
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