February 24, 2020

Iconic Movie Foods We’re Craving

There’s nothing like settling down to a movie on a Friday night to unwind from a week of work. You’re all snuggled down on the couch, remote in hand, a glass of wine, too. You’re satisfied with your movie night snack until the dishes served in the film look so much tastier than a sad bowl of popcorn. Now your tummy is rumbling and the movie just seems like a reminder of what you cannot partake in. 

We’re all been there. That’s why we compiled a list of iconic movie foods we’ve been craving so you can make them ahead and return to your couch without a case of food FOMO.

Something Sweet

Bruce Bogtrotter’s Chocolate Cake, Matilda 

We all remember the fated scene: Bruce Bogtrotter stole a piece of chocolate cake from the Trunchbull. As punishment, poor little Bruce was forced to eat the entire cake in front of the school. (Not going to lie–doesn’t seem like the worst punishment.)

There are so many amazing chocolate cake recipes out there, so find the one you like the most and bake away! Or, of course, call into Cork to see what sweet treat we’re serving up. And if you’re wondering what type of wine to pair with your cake, check out our blog on all things sweet

The Mint Sorbet, The Princess Diaries

The ultimate girls-night movie–The Princess Diaries. Honestly, who hasn’t wished they could become the princess of Genovia? This classic mint sorbet is a palate cleanser but can also be a dessert. If you want to make your own, check out this recipe

Something Savory

Boeuf à la Bourguignonne, Julie & Julia

We cannot tell a lie–when you watch a film with Meryl Streep, you’re probably watching for Meryl Streep. But in the case of Julie & Julia, you’re also indulging in the delicious array of foods made throughout the film. 

Want to learn more about the savory history of Beef Bourguignon–check out our sister restaurant, Le Manhattan Bistro!

Spaghetti and Meatballs, Lady and the Tramp

Only when it comes to two puppies on a date, is spaghetti and meatballs a romantic meal. But for a night in with a movie, spaghetti and meatballs is a great movie meal.

If you like it homemade or made for you, check out our pasta at Cork Bar & Restaurant

A Little To Drink

Martini, Enchanted

You don’t have to be an evil queen to enjoy this martini. But, be careful–drink too many and she may appear at the bottom of your glass. Before you press play, check out these tips from a bartender on crafting the perfect dirty martini. 

Butterbeer, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

There is something oh, so magical about a Harry Potter movie marathon. No matter the house you belong to, we can all come together to say that a delicious butterbeer can unify Hogwarts. No need to hop on your broom and head to the Leaky Cauldron. We’ve found the perfect source for all things butterbeer recipes for the wizard in you. 

Uncork a Bottle Today at Cork Bar & Restaurant!

If you’re ready to Lady and the Tramp some spaghetti with your date, stop into Cork Bar & Restaurant for an iconic movie foods date night spot. Reserve your table today. 

We look forward to serving you at all of our fine establishments:                         

The Beaumont Inn;

The River Street Jazz Cafe;



Cork Bar & Restaurant;

Le Manhattan Bistro;

Fire and Ice