Remember the days where the only food movie theaters served other than popcorn that costs as much as your mortgage was soft pretzels that had been thawed out and were saltier than a sidechick on Valentine’s Day? Me too. BUT – those days are gone thanks to Tanzy and iPic in Boca, where luxury meets entertainment meets food coma central.
In a day and age where ordering movie entertainment can be done from the comfort of your own home with a click of a button, theaters have had to step their game up when it comes to enticing people to fork over money to watch a film. Enter iPic – the Beyonce of movie theaters. Soft pillow, fleece blanket, and a chair that reclines and has a retractible ottoman. Not to mention that they serve a full menu, alcohol, and you can summon your server just by pressing a button. The Back to the Future movie may have thought that the year 2015 would bring hoverboards, flying cars, and self-lacing shoes, but they didn’t predict the simple things like call buttons for service. Personally I would take that over a DeLorean any day. (BTW, the movie we saw was 🐓 Blockers, which was pretty freaking funny – I highly recommend it. John Cena slays).
After giving our abs some exercise with all the laughs (per Google, 15 mins of laughing burn 40 calories, and everything on the internet is true or so I hear), it was time to go downstairs to Tanzy and feast. A dish that most piqued my curiosity was the Beef Carpaccio, because the description of ingredients has some of my favorite foodie buzz words: “black truffle aioli, cured egg yolk, parmesan, capers, cipollini onion, calabrian chile.” Truffle? Egg? Capers? SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY. Not only was the display beautiful, but each ingredient stood out and left an impression on my taste buds. That kinda sounds poetic. This dish made me feel things.
While most basics are looking to put a ring on it, I prefer my calarmari not in rings, but whole. This Grilled Calamari appetizer is served withbcitrus marinated artichoke hearts, capers, and roasted tomatoes. Those capers again. Clearly Tanzy is trying to make me fall head over heels (or in this case sneakers bc do not EVER be that girl who wears heels to a movie. #tryingtoohard). You can see from the picture what a beautiful cut this is, and each flavorful bite was better than the next. Head Over Sneakers for it. For real.
We chose to do dinner after the movie, so that we wouldn’t be in a food coma during the film, but that didn’t stop me from eating my weight in popcorn. So to have a nice, light bite of the Yellowtail Crudo was extremely refreshing. It is topped with passionfruit splash, crispy shallot, radish, micro cilantro, grapefruit, and herb oil, and it was mouthwatering. Life at this point was really, freaking, good.
If you know anything about my blog, you know that I cannot leave a restaurant without trying the most outrageously unique dish. On Tanzy’s menu, for me, it was the Beet Agnolotti that called my name. Mascarpone-potato filling, poppy seed, black winter truffle, and parmesan. WHO COMES UP WITH THIS STUFF? Brilliant chefs, that’s who. I don’t always offer good advice (aka don’t listen to me when it comes to staying out late, dating, or if you should adopt another cat – spoiler alert my answer is HELL YES) but this dish has my guarantee. You need it in your life, and your belly. Truly delectable.
Another piece of advice that I adhere to is to not ever settle for less than you are worth. And we ALL deserve a dinner and movie experience like this. You’re worth it.
***I received complimentary noms in exchange for this post, however, you cannot bribe me with food, so all opinions are my own.