On Friday I had the joy of attending the launch of ‘Cannoli and Gun’. Bristol’s latest cinema club with a big emphasis on food, I was very excited to see what was in store for me.


The genius of marrying film and food came from the architect of the event, Tim. Aiming to bring a sensorial dimension to the cinema experience, the event was rather unique! Held at different venues around Bristol each month, customers will be able to visit cool new places, sample delicious food, and enjoy a top-notch film.


Screening Tarrantino’s Inglorious Basterds, the first of the Cannoli and Gun was a success! Held at the Stock Exchange Bakery, I couldn’t fault the evening. The food of the evening was Strudel and cream accompanied by a glass of milk. Those of you that know the story will appreciate why.


Unlike the infamous “not so bad” strudel in the film, the Stock Exchange’s strudel was utterly delicious. I am a big fan of the bakery, so this comes as no surprise at all.


I’ll have to admit, I was a rather nervous about going to this event! As much as I enjoy a good film, I was worried I’d be surrounded by knowledgeable film buffs. However, I was comforted to find that there were all sorts of people!


After a few conversations, it was clear that people were here for the same thing: to sit back, tuck in, and enjoy the film. The wonderful smell of the bakery certainly made everyone feel relaxed and content too. When everyone had arrived, settled, and been handed their strudel and milk, Tim took to the front to welcome everybody.


Tim’s energy and passion for the Cannoli and Gun experience shone through, and ignited the room with excited murmur. He explained that before the film started he had prepared some ‘trailers’, whetting our appetite for up and coming Cannoli and Gun events.


They were a really nice touch! It was clear that the film club had already made itself a loyal and excited following, so I can only predict that the events will go from strength to strength.


We then settled down for a couple of hours of film watching, which went by in a flash. Of course, I am not going to review the film here, but suffice to say, I loved it.


I would recommend this to anyone, and certainly will be returning for more!