We all have our favorite foodie movie -- Babette's Feast, Big Night and Tampopo invariably show up on best-of lists. A subcategory, movies actually set in restaurants, would include, beside Big Night, titles like Waitress, Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore and Ratatouille.
A new restaurflick is showing this weekend at Cinema Sundays at the Charles. Here's the synopsis from the website.
(Today's Special) tells the story of Samir (Aasif Mandvi, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart)...a sous chef who dreams of becoming the head chef at an upscale Manhattan restaurant. When he is passed over for a promotion he impulsively quits and lets his co-worker Carrie know that he intends to go to Paris and apprentice under a master French chef. Dreams must be put aside though after his father Hakim has a heart attack and Samir is forced to take over Tandoori Palace, the nearly bankrupt family restaurant in Jackson Heights.
The movie also features the award-winning actress and cookbook author Madhur Jaffrey.
The real reason to go, though -- the Q&A for the film will be led by the Baltimore Sun's own Sam Sessa.