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It's episode 258...and please don’t say 'mouth feel.'
The Menu (2022) follows Margot on a dinner date with Tyler to the exclusive island restaurant Hawthorne. Hawthorne is a tasting menu experience designed by its reclusive and obsessive head chef Julian Slowik. The theme of Slowik's menus only make sense once you finish the final course, but it seems as though some of the diners might not make it that far.
We discuss a film serving up several courses-worth of delights, break down the key ingredients of a horror movie dinner scene, discuss the dishes we'd cook under pressure, and unravel the mysterious meanings of Slowik's dining experience as a whole.
All of which leads to one question: How would you survive?
Whatever happens, one thing's for sure: There are NO substitutions at Hawthorne!
Next time, it's time for a festive treat that is yet to be decided.
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