TDPP Film Industry Dinner Sponsored by the Enzian

What an exciting evening it was! We had the pleasure of gathering fourteen Film Industry professionals around the dinner table last month for an exclusive dining experience sponsored by the Enzian and Woodford Reserve! Our guests enjoyed a 5-course dinner, lovely libations and stimulating conversation related to the biz. Special thanks to our Guest Hosts, Georginia and Jon of Strong Films, for helping to create an unforgettable evening!

The stage was set for a dinner party like no other. What made this night so unique, you ask? This particular dinner was being filmed for a documentary on The Dinner Party Project coming to this year's Florida Film Festival! Umm, how cool is that?! We're pretty stoked about it over here, so be on lookout for the film and a TDPP watch party when it comes out!

  Special thanks to Woodford Reserve for sponsoring this evening's cocktails.

Special thanks to Woodford Reserve for sponsoring this evening's cocktails.

  Woodford Reserve "Thelma & Louise" cocktails

Woodford Reserve "Thelma & Louise" cocktails

Now, let's get to the food! Our guests were greeted with bright Woodford Reserve bourbon cocktails and a beautifully stacked Beet & Goat Cheese Napoleon that was almost too pretty to eat. Beets + Goat Cheese = ALL THE YESSES! 

  Beet & Goat Cheese Napoleon

Beet & Goat Cheese Napoleon

  Beautiful tablescape design by Diana Matta

Beautiful tablescape design by Diana Matta

It was "lights, camera, action!" as everyone began arriving and networking during the cocktail hour. We had a full blown film, sound and lighting crew on set ready to capture every detail of the evening and all the good vibes were flowing!

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  Guest Hosts Georginia & Jon being interviewed for the documentary.

Guest Hosts Georginia & Jon being interviewed for the documentary.

As our guests took their seats around the dinner table, the second course was served. The Seared Scallop Cucumber Ring Salad with mango and avocado definitely did not disappoint with its noteworthy presentation. Just look at the size of those scallops!

  Seared Scallop Cucumber Ring Salad

Seared Scallop Cucumber Ring Salad

As the chatter continued and cameras were rolling, the chef introduced the main entree for the evening, a seared Filet Mignon served with Lobster Risotto and Asparagus. 

  Main course: Seared Filet with Lobster Risotto and Asparagus

Main course: Seared Filet with Lobster Risotto and Asparagus

Finally, time for dessert! We were real spoiled that night as we were served not one, but TWO dessert courses, as well as a champagne dessert cocktail! This might be what dreams are made of. First, we enjoyed a Strawberry Basil Sorbet Aperitif - so refreshing and great for cleansing the palette. And to top it all, Woodford Reserve Homemade Cheesecake Ice Cream hit the table and all bets were off!

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Special thanks to the Enzian for hosting us and creating such a marvelous event to celebrate our city's film industry professionals! It's always a good sign when our guests continue to chat late into the night, well after the party is over. We never get tired of watching people arrive as strangers and leave as friends. After all, that is the heart of TDPP.

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Photography by Anna LaBeau