Eat Pray Love opens this Friday, August 13, and OpenTable has teamed up with the friendly folks at Fandango to give away four free passes to ‘Eat Pray Love’ plus 10,000 OpenTable Dining Rewards Points (kinda like dinner and a movie!). Entering is easy. Just watch our interview with the film’s food stylist Susan Spungen as she shares her Eat Pray Love — and then share yours on Facebook. What do you love to EAT? Where do you PRAY you’ll find an open table? What cities or restaurants do you LOVE for dining? Tell us over on Facebook and you’re automatically entered to win. You must be a registered OpenTable user to claim your prizes electronically.
The Eat Pray Love Dinner + a Movie Giveaway ends Friday, August 13, 2010, at 2:59PM PST at which time a winner will be chosen at random. Make sure you’re online and checking your Facebook inbox between 3:00PM and 4:00 PM PST to claim your prize. Another winner may be selected if we are unable to reach you. Click below for the fine print!
The eagerly anticipated film Eat Pray Love starring Julia Roberts arrives in theaters on Friday, August 13, 2010. Based on Elizabeth Gilbert’s memoir of the same title, Eat Pray Love found an audience in foodies, many of whom are looking forward to seeing Ms. Roberts follow in Gilbert’s yummy “foodsteps” throughout Italy. The film’s food stylist, Susan Spungen, shared some of her experiences working on location, as well as a few of her favorite foodie things. A food editor and editorial director for Martha Stewart Living magazine for 12 years, Spungen’s mouthwatering work has also been featured in Julie and Julia and It’s Complicated. Watch our exclusive video interview and tune in tomorrow to find out how you can win dinner and tickets to Eat Pray Love for four.
With just nine cheftestants remaining, the herd is seriously thinning – and worrying. Kelly promises to step it up and Tiffany sets her sights on winning some challenges. Alex denies all knowledge of Ed’s pea puree. Poor, spineless Ed isn’t angry (which he should be), but he is confused (which has me confused). This show needs some controversy. Note to casting agents: You need to cast better villains and we need more hook ups in future seasons.
Marcus Samuelsson, formerly of Aquavit and winner of “Top Chef Masters,” is this week’s guest judge. In the least surprising QFC ever, they’re asked to cook Ethiopian food. What is surprising (to me, at least) is how very popular Ethiopian food is in our nation’s capital. (Bethany, is that true? It must be if they said it on TV!)
Chef Samuelsson gives us a quick lesson in Ethiopian food. In a nutshell, it involves a spice blend called berbere, injera, a sour, spongy bread that acts as a delicious utensil, and spicy stews. With 90 minutes to cook, Amanda gravitates toward the goat. Fork-tongued Alex goes for the tongue. Angelo has an advantage as he’s well-versed in Ethiopian cuisine, and Ed and Kenny seem pretty comfortable with what they’re cooking as well. Some of the others, including Amanda and her goat, are sort of lost.
It’s on! OpenTable Spotlight is shining bright in Boston and New York. Our now-not-so-secret-Spotlight-restaurants, Ginger Park in Boston and Metrazur in Manhattan, are offering OpenTable diners $50 worth of food and bev for just $25! The sale ends Thursday night, so buy now to dine at a discount later!