Coming to America Film Feast
Director: John Landis Run Time: 116 min. Format: Digital Rating: R Release Year: 1988
Starring: Arsenio Hall, Eddie Murphy, James Earl Jones, John Amos, Madge Sinclair, Shari Headley
Look for love with Nitehawk and Rockaway Brewing Company’s Valentine FILM FEAST presentation of COMING TO AMERICA.
This 80s classic romantic-comedy, directed by John Landis, stars Eddie Murphy as Akeem Joffer, the crown prince of the fictional African nation of Zamunda, who comes to the United States in the hopes of finding a woman he can marry. As a prince of a wealthy country, Akeem wants to find a woman who loves him for him and not for his royal title. So he flees to New York with his sidekick, Semmi, and pretends to be a student who works in a fast food joint. There he meets a young beautiful woman but his secret is hard to keep, especially when his father comes to bring him to his senses!
As always, our Film Feasts serve each dish at the moment its inspirational scene comes on the screen!
Fried Mandazi, grapefruit custard, black grapes
Beer pairing – Rockaway Brewing Company “Wild Oats” Ale
Steamed Tibetan dumplings, beef, celery, Sambal, soy
Beer pairing – Rockaway Brewing Company Original ESB
THE BIG MIC
Two all-beef patties, special sauce, American cheese, lettuce, pickles, shaved onions, Martin’s roll
Beer pairing – Rockaway Brewing Company 1875 Pale Ale
HE’S A PRINCE
Pigs in a blanket, dijon, mini pizza, soppressata, green olives, arrabiata sauce
Beer pairing – Rockaway Brewing Company Hawaiian Pizza
AKEEM & LISA’S WEDDING (served at the Royal Film Feast After-Party at Nitehawk’s Lo-Res bar)
“Zamunda” wedding cake, raisins, chocolate, brandy, Royal icing
Beer pairing – Rockaway Brewing Company Black Gold