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And the Award for Best Food Goes To...
Brothers Matt and Ted Lee, who are from Charleson, S.C., have based their recipes on ones they've found in slender church pamphlets, spiral-bound fundraisers for the Junior League and other sources. Their Lansdowne Punch and Shrimp and Deviled-Egg Salad Sandwiches will bring you right into one of the film's ladies' bridge party scenes.
Midnight in Paris
Channel your inner Parisienne and serve gougeres, little cheese puffs that go perfectly with chilled white wine; beef stew with cognac and horseradish mustard, perfect for a February night; and lavender creme brulee, which we can totally picture Owen Wilson's character lapping up with gusto as he goes on about la vie en rose.
Knock back a few Tiki drinks like this riff on a classic Trader Vic's mai tai; nibble on tropical popcorn, which includes dried pineapple and mango; and then enjoy coconut shrimp with mango-mojo dip. All of a sudden George Clooney's character's sorrows seem a little less dire.
To evoke Hollywood in the 1920s, go with Champagne-based cocktails that get a bright hit from pear or raspberry. Another option: this Absinthe Breeze Martini, which combines a classic drink with one of the most iconic spirits of the early 20th century. And it wouldn't hurt to wear a cloche while enjoying your drink.
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