Gourmet snacks star at Langley film series

Leave it to a gourmet chef to sprinkle lemon tarragon on movie popcorn.

The Inn at Langley’s Matt Costello thought it would be fun to host outside summer movies and spice things up by serving sophisticated snacks.

Costello, an award-winning chef, will draw from the movie’s themes to develop his creations.

Seasoned popcorn will be free and for about $8 to $15, you can sample the results of his imagination. They’re keeping the menus a secret but said plates will feature fruit gelees and exotic ice cream bonbons with flavors including lychee or goat cheese and basil.

“Matt loves the freedom to be creative, so whatever he ends up making will be fun and delicious,” said Nathan Hambley, an Inn spokesman.

Expect Parisian inventions for the first film, “Amelie,” which tells the delightful story of a French girl. The fare likely will be first-class for Alfred Hitchcock’s classic “To Catch a Thief.”

The tagline to “The Fall” is “a little blessing in disguise,” which certainly makes those chocolate-covered ice cream treats tempting. Costello should have plenty of options for the season’s final film, “The Brothers Bloom.” The movie takes place around the world.

The films will be shown in the inn’s herb garden. Seating is free and the inn plans to provide chairs and blankets for viewers.

Reservations are recommended and special room rates are available that include tickets to Langley’s Clyde Theater for either Tuesday or Thursday evening.

Movies on the menu

The Inn at Langley, 400 First St., plans to screen free movies each Wednesday night in August. Seating opens at 8 p.m. Movies begin at dusk. Gourmet refreshments available for purchase along with local wines.

Scheduled films are “Amelie,” Aug. 4; “To Catch a Thief,” Aug. 11; “The Fall,” Aug. 18; and “The Brothers Bloom,” Aug. 25. Seating is limited, so call ahead to reserve a spot. For more information, call 360-221-3033 or go to www.innatlangley.com.

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