35 in No.35 - Exclusive Event





35 in No.35

An exclusive dinner brought to you by the Alliance Française de Melbourne and Sofitel Melbourne On Collins.

In celebration of the French Film Festival’s 35th anniversary, the Alliance Française de Melbourne and Sofitel Melbourne On Collins have specially curated a unique experience for you to indulge in.

Join us on Friday 22 March for an exclusive evening of culinary delight and breathtaking panoramic city views. You will have the pleasure of enjoying a unique 3-course dinner thoughtfully prepared by Sofitel Melbourne On Collins’ Executive Chef, John Savage, and inspired by the film The Taste of Things.

After dinner, you will make your way down to The Kino cinema which is also right within the comforts of Collins Place for a screening of the film at 8:15pm.

About the film

Since premiering at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival, The Taste of Things has whetted appetites and tugged at heart strings all over the world. This deliciously sensual adaptation of Marcel Rouff’s classic 1924 novel The Life and Passion of Dodin-BouffantGourmet, blends cooking with romantic love, and won director Tran Anh Hung (The Scent of Green Papaya) the Best Director prize at Cannes. The film will be released in cinemas on May 2, 2024.

The year is 1885 and Academy Award winner Juliette Binoche (The English Patient) plays Eugénie, a renowned cook with no equal. Previous Cannes Film Festival Best Actor winner Benoît Magimel (The Piano Teacher) is Dodin, a brilliant epicure whose ideas for recipes when combined with Eugénie’s talents, create culinary magic. The talented duo form a partnership that extends beyond the kitchen, establishing a friendship that occasionally evolves into something more. Can Dodin’s outstanding culinary instincts and desire for a deeper connection persuade Eugénie to marry him?

Find out on Friday, March 22, as we look forward to welcoming you to this exclusive festival event.

Event includes:

  • Sparkling wine on arrival
  • A unique 3-course dinner inspired by The Taste of Things, with paired wines
  • A ticket to the screening of The Taste of Things at The Kino, with reserved seats
  • A festival tote bag filled with some delicacies and other surprises

Please arrive promptly at 5:45pm as dinner will be served at 6pm. Please note that the Bayview Room only has communal tables, however we will ensure that you are seated with your guests as per your booking.

Book Now! Limited tickets available for this special experience. 







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