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Movie Night & Wine Tasting 4/23/24

Join us for a fun evening to see an off-the-beaten path documentary about wine produced in China, a dinner prepared by FRIEDA, with wine pairing offered by FRIEDAcommunity & The Alliance Française, and presented by Matthieu Celerier, of Celerier’s Cellar!


About the film:
This is the incredible adventure of a young French winemaker who came from Languedoc and went to China to make wine. Recruited by a beginner businessman, placed under the orders of a shadowy Chinese boss, Benjamin, full of enthusiasm, arrives in a far-western setting with a mission: to produce the best wine in China. A succession of natural obstacles (hundreds of hectares of desert to be transformed into vineyards), cultural (mutual incomprehension, instrumentalization of its status as a French quality label), economic (lack of financial means) and political, make the objective impossible. This film tells the story of the difficulty of international cooperation, the economic and political stakes involved, the risk of misunderstanding, the disappointed expectations of everyone but also, the happy encounters of cultural diversity.


Le Meilleur vin de Chine (The Best Wine in China)
Genre: Documentary
Release date: 2006
Director: Olivier Pousset
Language: English / English subtitles
Running time: 54 min


Food is meant to be shared, as customary at FRIEDA, this dinner is served family style. This is a tasting menu with wine pairing.

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Soba noodle salad with pickled vegetables and a ponzu dressing (served room temperature)
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Poached cod in light soy w/ bok choy, and jasmine rice
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Braised beef short rib with a hoisin orange reduction served with a sweet potato puree
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Mango panna cotta and fresh fruit salad
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Date: Tuesday, April 23, 2024
5:30 pm – Introduction by Matthieu Celerier
5:45 pm – Pre-film dinner
7:00 pm – Film screening
Format: at FRIEDA, 320 Walnut Street
FRIEDAcommunity + The Alliance Française Member Price:  $52 (service and tax included)
Guest Price: $68 (service and tax included)
Guests Price “30 or under”: $30(service and tax included)
Sign up: by April 21, 2024

Mask recommended during this event

*Cancellation policy: Should you need to cancel, you will be refunded only if a replacement is found. You will be charged a $10 administration fee per person to process the refund. FRIEDA may cancel this event for any reason, including a statewide or federal mandate. In this case, you will received a full refund within 2 business days.


Please contact us via email. After signing-up, you will receive an electronic invoice, and only once this invoice is paid, your participation is confirmed.