Pair a takeout meal from Geo’s Cuban Bar & Grill with a streaming screening of the Golden Globe nominated movie
SEATTLE — Doorbell Dinner and a Film pairs a neighborhood restaurant that serves nice takeout with a very good film you’ll be able to stream at residence, beneficial by a Seattle movie skilled.
DINNER: Genuine Cuban delicacies from Geo’s in Seattle
MOVIE: One Night time In Miami, streaming on Amazon Prime
Seattle’s Greenwood neighborhood is roughly 3,000 miles from Havana, however step inside Geo’s Cuban Bar & Grill and it is such as you’ve been transported.
The menu and dishes are ready by a chef who was born, raised, and culinary-school skilled in Cuba.
“I am passionate as a result of I am following my dream since I used to be a child, cooking with my household, seeing my mother and father cooking, my grandparents,” Geo Rodriguez mentioned. “Weekends we might get collectively and prepare dinner a household meal. It is in our tradition.”
He and his spouse Kim Gianotti now share that tradition with each dish they serve. Popular menu items embody tostones (fried inexperienced plantains,) Bistec de Palomilla (prime sirloin with conventional rice and beans,) and the traditional Cubano sandwich.
“Seeing the happiness of the folks once they style our meals, it is like an artist doing a portray and seeing somebody having fun with it,” Rodriguez mentioned.
Gianotti has additionally begun making an array of chocolate creations within the again bar, which has been closed for the reason that pandemic started.
The household enterprise has embraced the pivot and labored tirelessly to remain afloat. Rodriguez and Gianotti knocked out a wall and put in a takeout window all by themselves, and don’t plan on providing dine-in till 50% capability is allowed.
They miss crowded tables and weekly salsa nights however hope the to-go service nonetheless provides clients a style of the Caribbean.
“I am attempting to make the meals with the identical high quality, taste, and fervour so the folks take it residence and luxuriate in,” Rodriguez mentioned.
There could also be no higher movie to take pleasure in it with than a Golden Globe-nominated drama, set within the metropolis simply throughout the water from Cuba.
Critics are raving in regards to the film, which facilities on one night time that introduced collectively 4 American legends: Malcolm X, Muhammed Ali, Jim Brown and Sam Cooke.
“These guys all met up, true story – so what did they discuss?” Simanton mentioned. “One Night time in Miami has some intriguing solutions.”
Because it’s set within the metropolis the place the preferred sandwich is the Cubano, Rodriguez thinks it is a super alternative for doorbell dinner and a film.
“It is an excellent pairing, I feel folks will love that film and likewise benefit from the meals,” he mentioned. “It is one thing that goes collectively.”