John Carpenter's "action adventure comedy kung fu ghost story monster movie" (in his words) Big Trouble In Little China gets the Film Feasts treatment at Nitehawk Cinema in April, including a collaboration with legendary dim sum house Nom Wah Tea Parlor. The 1986 Kurt Russell/Dennis Dun flop gets another chance at theatrical success on April 18th, with a paired dinner and drinks experience at the dine-in cinema.
Nom Wah owner/chef Wilson Tang and Nitehawk's executive chef Kurt Applegate created a Chinatown-themed menu in recognition of the film's setting, including chicken and shrimp dumplings, lo mein and sesame balls that goes down as smoothly as a knife to the forehead. It's all in the reflexes.
There's always an alcohol component to these feasting experiences and this time it's Lagunitas supplying the brews for each course. Both dishes and beers arrive timed to specific sections of the film from which their names were inspired. Hopefully most of the eating's completed by the time Thunder's body explodes.
Now's the time to experience this cult classic on the (relatively) big screen before The Rock swoops in to film a remake.
Tickets for the Feast go on sale tomorrow, Wednesday, February 15th, and cost $75 per person including food and beverage (excluding tip). Check out the full menu below.
Chinatown Dumplings - steamed chicken and shrimp siu mai | soy vinegar dipping sauce
Small Beginnings - Lagunitas IPA
Pork Chop Lost In An Alley - Fried Pork Chop Sandwich - taiwanese style fried pork chop | pickled daikon | sweetened kewpie mayo | potato roll
Henry Swanson's My Name, And Excitement's My Game - Lagunitas Undercover Investigation Shut-Down Ale
Lo Mein of Upside Down Sinner - Fiery Dank Shank Lo Mein - soy braised beef shank | chinese broccoli | pickled kohlrabi | fried shallots | scallion and cilantro
Elevator Hot Box - Lagunitas Waldo Triple IPA
Huge Buzz veggie broth w/ coconut ginger froth
vegan based broth | coconut ginger froth | scallion and cilantro
Time For A Little Medicine - Lagunitas Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Wheat Ale
Green Eyes - Matcha Lotus Sesame Balls - fried matcha sesame balls | sweetened lotus paste filling
Things Go Sour For Lo Pan - Lagunitas Aunt Sally Sour Ale