February Dinner and a Movie Roundup

A big thanks to everyone who participated in February’s Dinner and a Movie event. The movie this month was Chocolat and all your submissions looked so good they had me drooling while I was putting this roundup together. I love the creativity that everyone put into their entries and I’m looking forward to seeing what you all come up with in future events. If you’d like to learn more about any of the dishes below, just click on the photos to go to the original posts.

If you’d like to participate in the next Dinner and a Movie, check the event page for guidelines and a link to the March movie Moonstruck, which is being hosted by Susan from Sticky Gooey Creamy Chewy

My Own Sweet ThymeChocolate Islands in Crème Anglaise

“When I watch “Chocolat” the only ingredients I can think about are chocolate and chile peppers. So I decided to make some truffles from my stash of Artisanal Dark Chocolate from Amano and set them adrift like gypsies in a sea of Creme Anglaise.”

– Lisa from My Own Sweet Thyme



Practically DoneChocolate, Fig and Anise Crème Brûlée

“Like any good gastronomically inspired movie, Chocolat leaves you wanting a taste of the titular ingredient and to be transported into their world. And like any endearing love story, it leaves you desirous of romance and longing to be swept away. It is a sensual movie, and it inspires a sensual dessert: a silky smooth Chocolate, Fig and Anise Crème Brûlée.”

– Helen from Practically Done

Spanish RecipesVanilla and Chocolate with chocolaty peanut

“This is an easy recipe with incredible results! The contrast of the Vanilla and Chocolate is nothing new but sooooo good… and if on top you find chocolaty peanuts on your way… Mmmmm a delish :D. No need to see the movie again (I saw it years ago but remember so well). The tittle is inspiring enough :D.”

– Núria from Spanish Recipes



Elra's CookingGrill Quails With Chocolate And Rose Petal

“I love the delicate scent from the rose petals jam, and the smooth chocolate sauce was really interesting addition to the dish.”

– Elra from Elra’s Cooking



Joie de VivreNipples of Venus

“I love the scene where Vianne tries to tempt the ever restrained Comte de Reynaud with the naughty sounding chocolates called Nipples of Venus. He must have thought she was the devil incarnate!”

– Joie de Vivre from Joie de vivre: An amateur gourmet’s guide



Delta KitchenThree-shredded Salad

“It’s a simple salad with a very tasty dressing. The inspiration was the underlying theme of Lent.”

– Andreas from Delta Kitchen



Just Get FlouryVianne’s Spicy Hot Chocolate

“I have always wanted to visit Vianne’s shop, have a cup of hot chocolate and talk to her. I imagine the hot chocolate as thick, rich and spicy.”

– Ginny from Just Get Floury



Laws of the KitchenChili con carne y chocolate

“This is chili con carne with a twist in that it contains dark chocolate, and was inspired by the feast served at Armande’s birthday party in Chocolat, which included meats with chocolate sauce.”

– Cakelaw from Laws of the Kitchen



Sticky Gooey Creamy ChewySpicy Chocolate Chili Truffles and Chocolate Espresso Truffles

“…the inspiration for my recipe comes from Vianne and Roux. My Spicy Chocolate Chili Truffles are for Vianne, because she is sweet, warm and a little bit spicy. My Chocolate Espresso Truffles were inspired by Roux, who is deep, mellow and a little dark.”

– Susan from Sticky Gooey Creamy Chewy



Standing StraightIsland Ahi With Spicy Cacao Sauce

“I loved the movie and after we first watched it, I began to read all her books. Chocolate is a favorite of mine in all its guises and I grow it and process the beans as well. The movie inspired me to think of it as an ingredient in savory cooking.”

– Claudia from Standing Straight



More Than Burnt ToastSea Salt Brownies

“Chocolate to me means chewy and flavourful so I decided to try these Sea Salt Brownies which are out of this world!!!”

– Bellini Valli from More Than Burnt Toast



Vixen in the KitchenTiramisu Chocolate Tart

“In the spirit of the movie, where Chocolate brings together families and couples and inspires romance, I made these tarts for the boyfriend and I last weekend.”

– Amy from Kitchen Vixen



Trini GourmetEasy Hot Spiced Mexican Hot Chocolate

“Hot chocolate is a recurring motif in the film. One that is used to draw secrets and stories out of people. To comfort and warm. To strengthen bonds and to soothe. Each time a mug of hot chocolate was poured we ooh and aahed.”

– Sarina Nicole from TriniGourmet



No RecipesConejo en Mole Rojo (Rabbit in Red Mole)

“There’s a dish in the movie served covered in a rich red sauce that makes the guests’ eyes roll back in utter bliss. The audience is left to guess what the dish is, but given Vianne’s Latin American background I’d always imagined it was a rich velvety mole.”

– Marc from No Recipes

  • http://www.practicallydone.com/ helen

    Marc, thanks so much for all your organization and efforts. I had a lot of fun with the theme. My friends thank you too, since they got to enjoy all the remaining brulees. Cheers!

  • http://www.practicallydone.com helen

    Marc, thanks so much for all your organization and efforts. I had a lot of fun with the theme. My friends thank you too, since they got to enjoy all the remaining brulees. Cheers!

  • http://morethanburnttoast.blogspot.com/ Bellini Valli

    This event was a lot of fun. I look forward to the next Dinner and a Movie:D

  • http://morethanburnttoast.blogspot.com Bellini Valli

    This event was a lot of fun. I look forward to the next Dinner and a Movie:D

  • http://deltakitchen.blogspot.com/ Andreas

    Great dishes from everyone.
    11 participants, this calls for a small, cozy arts cinema with a jazz bar right across the street. :)

  • http://deltakitchen.blogspot.com Andreas

    Great dishes from everyone.
    11 participants, this calls for a small, cozy arts cinema with a jazz bar right across the street. :)

  • http://www.standingstraight.blogspot.com/ Claudia

    This was a fun event. I always enjoy experimenting with new dishes. My poor husband, he just never knows what’ll be next.
    Thanks for your great job of organizing.

  • http://www.standingstraight.blogspot.com Claudia

    This was a fun event. I always enjoy experimenting with new dishes. My poor husband, he just never knows what’ll be next.
    Thanks for your great job of organizing.

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  • http://www.justgetfloury.com/ Ginny

    Awesome! I loved participating… Moonstruck is next? How are you picking all my favorites! :)

  • http://www.justgetfloury.com Ginny

    Awesome! I loved participating… Moonstruck is next? How are you picking all my favorites! :)

  • http://duodishes.wordpress.com/ The Duo Dishes

    The chocolate islands and spicy hot chocolate are our faves! What a tasty round up.

  • http://duodishes.wordpress.com The Duo Dishes

    The chocolate islands and spicy hot chocolate are our faves! What a tasty round up.

  • http://chefholly.typepad.com/holly_hadsell_el_hajji/ Holly

    Everything looked great!

  • http://chefholly.typepad.com/holly_hadsell_el_hajji/ Holly

    Everything looked great!

  • http://www.kitchenlaw.blogspot.com/ Cakelaw

    Fabulous roundup and a fun event – thanks for hosting Marc!

  • http://www.kitchenlaw.blogspot.com Cakelaw

    Fabulous roundup and a fun event – thanks for hosting Marc!

  • http://www.MyOwnSweetThyme.com/ Lisa

    Nice roundup! I love the mole. I’ve always wanted to try that. The rest are great too. Thanks for the inspiring challenge!

  • http://www.MyOwnSweetThyme.com Lisa

    Nice roundup! I love the mole. I’ve always wanted to try that. The rest are great too. Thanks for the inspiring challenge!

  • http://ohboykarencooks.blogspot.com/ Karen

    Wow, what a gorgeous collection recipes!

  • http://ohboykarencooks.blogspot.com Karen

    Wow, what a gorgeous collection recipes!

  • http://elrasbaking.blogspot.com/ Elra

    What a delicious round ups Marc! All entries are absolutely drool worthy.
    Cheers,
    Elra

  • http://elrasbaking.blogspot.com Elra

    What a delicious round ups Marc! All entries are absolutely drool worthy.
    Cheers,
    Elra

  • http://food-4tots.blogspot.com/ lk

    Wow! What a great chocolate feast to my eyes! Great round-up!

  • http://food-4tots.blogspot.com lk

    Wow! What a great chocolate feast to my eyes! Great round-up!

  • http://www.eatingclubvancouver.com/ [eatingclub] vancouver || js

    What a fun event and the entries look fabulous! February was a hectic month for us, but we have this event on the calendar and will be participating in the next coming ones.

    Your rabbit looks positively alluring, brick-red like that. I’m drooling already.

  • http://www.eatingclubvancouver.com [eatingclub] vancouver || js

    What a fun event and the entries look fabulous! February was a hectic month for us, but we have this event on the calendar and will be participating in the next coming ones.

    Your rabbit looks positively alluring, brick-red like that. I’m drooling already.

  • http://www.foodgal.com/ Carolyn Jung

    Forget the double-feature. I vote for the dozen-or-more feature that stars all these mouthw-watering dishes.

  • http://www.foodgal.com Carolyn Jung

    Forget the double-feature. I vote for the dozen-or-more feature that stars all these mouthw-watering dishes.

  • http://recipespicbypic.blogspot.com/ Nuria

    Wow Marc… what a delicious spread!!! I love them all♥ This has been a fantastic Event! Lots of fun :D

  • http://recipespicbypic.blogspot.com Nuria

    Wow Marc… what a delicious spread!!! I love them all♥ This has been a fantastic Event! Lots of fun :D

  • http://janetching.wordpress.com/ Janet

    Very nice idea of this food event! I have been craving for chocolate these few weeks for no reasons, all these dishes feast my eyes and hopefully my taste buds soon!

  • http://janetching.wordpress.com Janet

    Very nice idea of this food event! I have been craving for chocolate these few weeks for no reasons, all these dishes feast my eyes and hopefully my taste buds soon!

  • http://stickygooeycreamychewy.blogspot.com/ Susan at Sticky,Gooey,Creamy,C

    Great roundup, Marc! What a variety of delicious sweet and savory dishes! I see quite a few that I’d like to try.

  • http://stickygooeycreamychewy.blogspot.com Susan at Sticky,Gooey,Creamy,Chewy

    Great roundup, Marc! What a variety of delicious sweet and savory dishes! I see quite a few that I’d like to try.

  • http://www.thedailyspud.com/ Daily Spud

    Fabulous collection you’ve got there, where to begin… :)

  • http://www.thedailyspud.com Daily Spud

    Fabulous collection you’ve got there, where to begin… :)

  • http://www.tartelette.blogspot.com/ Tartelette

    Sorry I did not have the time to participate. I love the collection of recipes here!

  • http://www.tartelette.blogspot.com Tartelette

    Sorry I did not have the time to participate. I love the collection of recipes here!

  • Siri

    It’s my first time here and am thrilled by the theme. Lovely roundup Marc and will try participate in next month’s ‘Dinner & a Movie’ :)

    Siri

  • Siri

    It’s my first time here and am thrilled by the theme. Lovely roundup Marc and will try participate in next month’s ‘Dinner & a Movie’ :)

    Siri

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