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Food and film night at Newcastle's Toffee Factory will see Pulp Fiction-inspired menu

The Toffee Factory are continuing to cater for film fans with a screening of the cult nineties film and appropriately tailored food

Samuel L Jackson and John Travolta in Pulp Fiction
Samuel L Jackson and John Travolta in Pulp Fiction

Big Kahuna Burgers and five dollar shakes are set to be on the menu at the upcoming Gulp Fiction food and film night at Toffee Factory in Newcastle.

After the success of a screening of Sideways with wine experts Carruthers & Kent, the powers that be have decided to continue their film and food collaborations with a one-off showing of the cult nineties film, Pulp Fiction and a menu to match.

The audience will be treated to a meal cooked by BBC Masterchef Live Champion and EAT! Festival star Gareth Kyle, who recently broke the world record for non-stop cooking.

The 32-year-old, who lives in Gateshead, said there will be a few surprise references to the film as well as his Big Kahuna Burgers, he laughed “it just had to be burgers really”.

Gareth, who is working on series of Freeview channel programs called Northern Cuisine, said he hopes the film and food nights will become bigger all-day events with the possibility of scene performances and music.

Food and film night at the Toffee Factory in Newcastle
Food and film night at the Toffee Factory in Newcastle

He added: “The Toffee Factory is the creative hub of Newcastle, they are never short of ideas.”

The evening will celebrate 20 years since Tarantino’s masterpiece hit the big screen and audience members are encouraged to dress up as their favourite characters.

One of the organisers of the event, Lorna MacKay, said: “Newcastle has some serious connoisseurs of film as well as a fantastic food scene so there is obviously a demand for this type of event, having sold out for our first two collaborations.”

She said there will be a version of the iconic five dollar milkshake in milk bottles and the burgers will include a nod to the Hawaiian theme Kahuna chain with an optional slice of pineapple.

Audience members will be able to sit back and relax on deck chairs and be presented with their food in specially branded takeaway bags. But there is a strict no foot massages policy (this will mean nothing to you if you haven’t seen the film).

Themes lined up for further collaborative evenings include Jaws and the 1970s play and televised production, Abigail’s Party.

The event will take place on Thursday (Nov 13) from 7pm. There there are a limited number of tickets remaining, priced at £17.50 (plus booking fee). Visit www.gulpfiction.eventbrite.co.uk to book.


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