As new restaurants continue to fill in empty spaces in the Mission District, a culinary stalwart remains as strong as ever, offering great food and drinks in a unique environment. That longevity will be celebrated on Thursday at Foreign Cinema.

Chef/Owners Gayle Pirie and John Clark will be celebrating 13 years on Mission Street with a special movie, menu and drinks to honor the occasion.

“This is our 13th mission so we’re going to have a little fun and screen Apollo 13 in our outdoor courtyard,” said Pirie. That theme of 13 will also include a special drink for the evening as bartenders Andrew Marks and Bryan Ranere will be offering guests a Friday the 13th – which includes Cherry Heering, Hangar One Chipotle, Bitterman’s Xocolatl Mole Bitters and lemon for $10.

Pirie and Clark will be offering a special three-course wine pairing menu for the evening in addition to the regular menu. The menu is below:

Sonoma lettuces, Penny Royal goat cheese, shaved fennel, huckleberry vinaigrette

Didier Champalou Vouvray Brut, ‘MĂ©thode Traditionelle’ Loire Valley NV (5oz. pour)

Tea smoked five spice duck breast, grilled treviso, muscat grapes

Paul Janin et Fils Moulin-Ă -Vent, ‘Clos du Tremblay’ Beaujolais 2009 (5oz. pour)

Warm Mexican chocolate fondant cake

Rare Wine Co. New York Malmsey, Special Reserve Madeira (2oz. pour)

The tasting menu is $50 per person, not including tax and gratuity.

Foreign Cinema is located at 2534 Mission Street.



Photo Credit: Foreign Cinema