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Mar 31, 2011 10:26 AM

Black Swan Inspired Dinner Menu?

We're hosting a "Black Swan" viewing party for about 6 people and would like to serve a dinner and dessert menu inspired by the movie. My only idea so far is a dessert of black-and-white cookies signifying the black and white swans. Help! :)

Some parameters:
- NO SPOILERS!!!! Nothing served in the movie or "This is what the character was eating when she was hit by a bus"-type items.
- No poultry or seafood
- Utilizing ingredients available in the average suburban grocery store

Thanks in advance!

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  1. Both "fondu" and " frappe' " are ballet terms -- maybe you can start there.

    And toe shoe could become tofu. ...

    1. A friend of mine that used to do ballet got by on mostly sugar free red bull and rice cakes. Although I'm sure your guests would be bummed out by that menu.
      Most cuban black bean soups turn out black in color and a dollop of sour cream on top would contrast nicely.

      1. Wow, I would consider this a challenge menu given dancers are not known for eating portions of any size let alone often. When you watch the movie, you may not enjoy your meal. But, I don't mean to spoil your plans

        I would stick with light fare, small plates and your idea for black/white is a good one. When I think of dancers; especially trained ballerinas I think of white and pink; perhaps you could use both color combos.

        Very challenging, good for you.

        2 Replies
        1. re: HillJ

          "Wow, I would consider this a challenge menu given dancers are not known for eating portions of any size let alone often."

          this isn't really true. they tend to be athletes with very high metabolisms, and can put away quite a bit of food, especially if they've been rehearsing/dancing.

          my GF is a dance teacher/choreographer and dancer, i always say she eats like a hummingbird - non-stop and 5 times her body weight in food

          1. re: thew

            you're absolutely right, thew. my comment on portions was poorly stated. I stand by my few dinner menu suggestions tho.

        2. Black and white food-

          There are lots of ideas for black and white dinner parties online.

          If you want to make up names for your food (like Pirouette Pizza)here are ballet terms-

          1. Great ideas, all -- thanks!