Austin’s Alamo Drafthouse is sure to win over hearts (even mine) this Valentine’s Day with a Princess Bride-themed menu to accompany a romantic screening of Rob Reiner’s 1987 film. Perhaps bigger news is that they are also launching two signature wines based on the film (“Inconceivable Cab” and “As You Wish White”). The wine, unlike the menu (which will only serve cinephiles and big-time nerds in Austin, Houston, San Antonio, Texas and Winchester, Virginia), will be available for order online sometime soon.
Nothing says true love like a mutton, lettuce and tomato sandwich, which is, of course, on the menu. No meal is too difficult for the Alamo kitchen to concoct. I learned this last year when, at a SXSW midnight screening of The FP, the wait staff brought out waffles and SpaghettiOs for everyone. That was an unwelcome surprise straight out of the movie. This, however, looks like a delightful way to spend a holiday that is too often short on cinematic creativity.1 Check out the menu (and a clip I couldn’t help embedding) below.
You can only see Casablanca so many times.↩