previous next

Special Screening of No Reservations

posted in Lists and Leftovers by Kathy Maister

On Tuesday night, I hosted a special screening of the movie “No Reservations” for Boston area bloggers, friends, the press, and some radio contest winners, all compliments of Warner Brothers. The house was jam packed! (It was so crowded that I am sorry to say some folks had to be turned away at the door.)

For me, it was delightful to be able to actually meet some local bloggers. It’s funny how you immediately feel comfortable with people whose blog posts you have been reading. It was not the occasion to really chat, but a handshake and a “Hi, how are ya” was fun nevertheless!

My fears about hosting this event and speaking in front of a crowd were really not necessary. It was easy, relaxed and fun! (It did help tremendously to have a ton of my friends in the audience!)

Check out Nikas Culinaria for a great review of the movie!

Part of the radio station WMJX Magic 106.7 promotion for “No Reservations” was free tickets and the chance to win a gift basket. There were 6 winners of my gift basket.

I had so much fun making these up! I was hoping to be able to give them out myself, but was told that they will be sent (overnight) to the winners.

Each basket contained the complete fixings to make my Irish Bread. The winners just need to add 1 cup of milk, 5 and 1/2 Tablespoons of melted butter and 2 eggs to the ingredients in the basket and then bake the bread.

I included all the equipment necessary to make the bread and pre-measured the dry ingredients. It should take about 10 minutes to preheat the oven, prepare the pan, mix the ingredients and that’s it! 50 minutes later the bread is ready.

If any of you basket winners are reading this post, please do let me know how the bread turns out!

I would really like to thank Warner Brothers for giving us this special screening of No Reservations. I had a ball!


If you are new to startcooking, or are a regular visitor here, please consider subscribing for free.


nika said:

Awesome gift basket! I am glad you chose that recipe to put together. When people taste fresh irish soda bread they may never go back to the stuff in plastic bags in the store! I have a recipe that uses cottage cheese (tho you would never know it) that I like o use, it gets more protein into the mix which is great for the kids!

Thanks agin for the invite!


Lydia said:

Kathy, it was such a fun evening and I’m glad we got there early enough to get seats! Do rent the original movie, MOSTLY MARTHA, of which this is a remake — it’s fun to compare.

Jennifer said:

How fun! What a lucky group to be hosted by Kathy. I’ve seen the original film that is in German called “Mostly Martha” and it is adorable!

Kathy Maister said:

Hi Nika, I would love to try your Irish bread recipe. Could you e-mail it to me? Thanks!

Lydia I’m so glad you were able to make it to the movie. It was wonderful to be able to share this with everyone!

Jennifer if you ever come to Boston, we should try to have a Boston Food Bloggers gathering?

More content