Food and film are my two greatest loves. I have studied and worked in film for the past 12 years, gaining a PhD in film history and a lot of amazing experience as film festival curator and coordinator. There really is nothing more exciting to me than bringing films and film-lovers together. I can’t think of a more rewarding experience than making people laugh, feel inspired or intellectually stimulated by the film programme I have put together.
Well, actually I can think of one more thing that is as rewarding to me! It is cooking and hosting dinners for friends and family. I love planning a thematic menu, which takes you on a journey, and I love creating the right atmosphere for a dinner party.
How amazing is it to share a meal and some (well, a lot of) wine with the people you love? Why have my two passions remained parallel up until now, I do not know. So I finally did the most organic thing – I have decided to unite food, wine and film through Kinovino.
I envisage each event as my private dinner party at home, paying as much detail to each little element in order to recreate the atmosphere of a cosy gathering with my closest friends. I love the idea of people coming together to share food, wine and their love of cinema. The site of a long dining table where people are enjoying themselves is what makes me truly happy.