Diners treated to a taste of food in film

03:11, Aug 28 2014
The Hobbit food stylist Deb Logan
FICTIONAL FOOD: The Hobbit food stylist Deb Logan models ‘‘proppy apples’’ from last night’s behind-the-scenes look at movie food secrets, held at Miramar’s Roxy Cinema as part of Wellington On A Plate.

Food scenes from the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movies have been lovingly recreated for 130 guests at a special Wellington On A Plate event.

Some of the movie industry's best Wellington-based food technicians, art directors, film-makers and set dressers were on hand as diners last night tucked into a medieval banquet created by CoCo at The Roxy head chef Nic Spicer.

Wingnut Films, 3 Foot 7, and Weta Workshop lent props for the Unwrapping the Art of Food in Film event, as did director Sir Peter Jackson, who gave the cinema exclusive access to props from his personal collection.

The Hobbit food stylist Deb Logan recreated a food-based scene set in the trilogy's elven outpost of Rivendell.

Her challenge was to recreate the forest-foraged orange, pink and pale yellow palette of the elven diet, she said.

"It was a lot of fun designing more elegant food for the refined tastes of the elves, who are tall and slender."

Each dinner guest also got a ticket for the Weta Cave Workshop Tour.

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