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🇫🇷 Monday April 29

 When tradition prevents her from marrying the man she loves, a young woman discovers she has a unique talent for cooking.

On Monday April 29, enjoy a screening of the romantic foodie classic Like Water for Chocolate, followed by a decadent three-course meal inspired by the film at Olivea Restaurant!

  • 5:45 pm – Movie at The Screening Room (120 Princess Street)
  • 8:00 pm – Dinner at Olivea Restaurant (39 Brock Street, one block away)


  • $110 per person – Includes movie admission, amuse bouche at the cinema, three-course meal, HST & gratuity (beverages not included)
  • Tickets may be purchased by phone (613-547-5483) or in-person at Olivea Restaurant.
  • Do not delay… our Dinner & A Movie events often sell out in advance!

The Menu

Seating is family style at large tables.

Hors d’oeuvre (served at the Theatre)
Chorizo Torta
Chorizo sandwich on a telera roll

Chile en Nogada
Poblano pepper stuffed with pork and beef, walnut sauce and pomegranate seeds

Pollito en salsa de pétalos de rosa con frijoles charros y espinacas guisadas
Quail in rose petal sauce with Charro beans and wilted spinach

Chabela wedding cake (without the tears)

The Film: Like Water for Chocolate (1992)

 When tradition prevents her from marrying the man she loves, a young woman discovers she has a unique talent for cooking.

In Tita’s kitchen, ordinary spices become a recipe for passion. Tita is passionately in love with Pedro, but her controlling mother forbids her from marrying him. When Pedro marries her sister, Tita throws herself into her cooking and discovers she can transfer her emotions through the food she prepares, infecting all who eat it with her intense heartbreak.

Like Water for Chocolate plays to the senses with a richly rewarding romance that indulges in magical realism to intoxicating effect.

Rotten Tomatoes Critics Consensus

Overtly passionate, ebulliently funny and ideologically subtle, Like Water for Chocolate is strong drink – hot and sweet. It toasts life not as it is but as it should be.

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)
Runtime 105 minutes
Rated 14A
Directed By Alfonso Arau
Starring Marco Leonardi, Lumi Cavazos, Regina Torné
Language Spanish with English subtitles


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