Hartford, CT: ‘Chef’ With Special Dinner At Wadsworth Atheneum

Still from the movie "Chef" with Jon Favreau and Sofia Vergara (Handout)

By Susan Dunne  | Hartford Courant

Still from the movie "Chef" with Jon Favreau and  Sofia Vergara (Handout)
Still from the movie “Chef” with Jon Favreau and Sofia Vergara (Handout)

Wadsworth Atheneum’s periodic “Food and Film” series continues Saturday, March 19, with a screening of “Chef.”

The 2014 drama directed by and starring Jon Favreau tells the story of a hot chef whose career goes south, so he tries a new direction, opening a food truck that serves Cuban sandwiches.

The movie will be shown at 5 p.m. in the Aetna Theater. At 7 p.m. there will be a meal in the museum cafe with a menu that corresponds to the story in the movie.

Admission to the movie-and-meal is $45, seniors and students $44, members $43, Insider Access and above $40. Admission to just the movie is $9, $8 seniors and students, $7 members, free to Insider Access and above.

Also at the Atheneum: The Interfaith film series will close with a screening of “Mr. and Mrs. Iyer.” The Indian drama tells of a Hindu woman who protects a Muslim man from sectarian violence. It is in Tamil, Bengali, Hindi, Punjabi and Urdu with subtitles, and English. Showtime is Sunday, March 20, at 2 p.m.

The same price structure applies. thewadsworth.org.