A Moveable Feast Posterby Ernest Hemingway

Conceived by Jane Jones & Judd Parkin
Adapted by Judd Parkin
(Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: Uncensored, The Dog of the South)
Directed by Jane Jones
(The Cider House Rules, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: Uncensored)

A theatrical culinary experience with Café Nordo (map) in Pioneer Square

Extended! Now February 9 – April 2, 2017
Doors: 7pm; Food: 7:30pm; Show: 8pm
Please arrive between 7 and 7:30pm.
Event venue is 21+

Running Time: 2 hours including 2 intermissions and dinner.

If you have last-minute, night-of-show questions, please contact concierge@cafenordo.com.

In an artistic collaboration with Café Nordo in Pioneer Square, a four-course meal will deliciously underscore a signature Book-It theatrical experience.

Ernest Hemingway’s A Moveable Feast captures what it meant to be young and poor and writing in Paris during the 1920s. Hemingway and his wife Hadley kept company with a slightly rag-tag circle of artists and writers including F. Scott & Zelda Fitzgerald, Ezra Pound, Paul Cézanne, and Sylvia Beach in the salon of Gertrude Stein at 27 Rue de Fleurus. These artists’ hunger to create translates into an immersive blend of music, story, passion, and pleasure underscored by sumptuous cuisine that will warm your body and spirit.

Your ticket includes a four-course meal and sparkling cocktail to start off the night. There will be vegetarian and gluten-free options for our guests. Any more complicated allergy or restriction may be subject to a small up charge. Please email chefnordo@cafenordo.com with any menu questions.


Special Valentine’s Day Performance

Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Doors: 7pm; Food: 7:30pm; Show: 8pm

Spend a romantic evening dining in Hemingway’s Paris with your Valentine! The Valentine’s Day special performance includes the gift of a red rose for every couple and two glasses of premium French wine in addition to a champagne cocktail.

Tickets for the Valentine’s Day performance are $215 per couple. Purchase yours here.

Nordo’s Culinarium is a 21+ venue; seating at the venue is at 4- or 6-person tables. [/thb_tab]


Our menu is from the pages of The Alice B. Toklas Cookbook. We took a few liberties, but for the most part followed her beautifully worded instructions to create for you:

A Flan of Mushrooms À La Crème
Just as Alice wrote it – Yellowfoot Mushroom Tart filled with a Gruyere and Parmesan Sauce Mornay. vegetarian/gluten free option: Yellowfoot Mushrooms sautéed with butter and sherry served with a shaved fennel salad

Potato, Leek, and Laurel Leaf Soup
Alice’s recipe for a Bay-forward broth is a base for this warm Vichysoisse. (naturally vegetarian and gluten free)

Salmon with Sauce Hollandaise au Beurre Noisette
Poached Wilson Fish Salmon served with Oregon Hazelnut Hollandaise Sauce served with Baby Artichoke Hearts under a cloud of Savory Whipped Cream. vegetarian/gluten free option: A Winter Ratatouille of Parsnips, Squash, and Potato with a Sauce Piperade

Custard Josephine Baker
Banana Custard with Kirsch and Benedictine. Our version comes with a Raspberry Coulis

***This menu subject to change based on availability and quality of ingredients***

***Dairy free, vegan, and other dietary restrictions may be accommodated with prior notice and may incur an additional charge***

John Baxter, The Golden Moments of Paris: A Guide to the Paris of the 1920s
Mary McAuliffe, When Paris Sizzled: The 1920s Paris of Hemingway, Chanel, Cocteau, Cole Porter, Josephine Baker, and Their Friends
Michael Reynolds. Hemingway: The Paris Years
Jamie Cox Robertson, A Literary Paris: Hemingway, Colette, Sedaris, and Others on the Uncommon Lure of the City of Light

Robert Lewis, Jr. Hemingway on Love
Charles M. Oliver, Ernest Hemingway, A to Z
John Tessitore, The Hunt and the Feast: A Life of Ernest Hemingway
Della A. Yannuzzi, Ernest Hemingway: Writer and Adventurer

Hemingway and Company:
Matthew J. Bruccoli, Fitzgerald and Hemingway: A Dangerous Friendship
Gerald Kennedy and Jackson R. Bryer, eds. French Connections: Hemingway and Fitzgerald Abroad
Nancy W. Sindelar, Influencing Hemingway: People and Places that Shaped his Life and Work

Gioia Diliberto, Paris Without End: The True Story of Hemingway’s First Wife

Gertrude Stein:
Gertrude Stein, The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas

For Younger People:
Timothy J. Pingleton, A Student’s Guide to Ernest Hemingway
Paul Brody, The Real Midnight in Paris