The Fan Carpet's Marc Jason Ali shares his Experience at The Underground Cookery School to mark the release of FRANK & LOLA | The Fan Carpet

The Fan Carpet’s Marc Jason Ali shares his Experience at The Underground Cookery School to mark the release of FRANK & LOLA

12 April 2017

"An authentic psychosexual film noir, depicting the dark side of love" - Tremayne Miller, The Fan Carpet

Last night in celebration of the DVD and Digital release of Frank & Lola starring the incredible duo Imogen Poots and Michael Shannon, The Fan Carpet’s Marc Jason Ali was invited to the Underground Cookery School in Old Street to learn how to cook a 3 course meal from scratch!

Starting off the night with an introduction from Chef Carlos, we were then shown step by step how to do it by Chef Martin all the while having our drinks topped up.



First up we pressed and threaded our own Tagliatelle, which is rather messy, being that it is just 1 egg and flour in a bowl, once that was ready, as a dough, it was fed through the press to get it pasta thin and then cut into individual pasta strips and then hung to dry.

Next we prepared the Confit Cigar which was a cylinder of Duck rolled in pastry and glazed with egg followed by the preparing of the Breast of Gressingham Duck.

That was followed by preparing the dessert which was Chocolate Parfait, so we were shown how to cover an acetate strip with chocolate which was then wrapped around and filled.



It was a fun night, learning how to make pasta was great fun, and not as messy as I thought when presented with an egg in a bowl of flour, I’ve prepared Duck before but not the way we did it last night, and doing the Confit Cigar was interesting, I’ve done a similar thing to that before but hadn’t made Chocolate Parfait before, so that was a new experience.

Frank & Lola is out now on DVD and Digital, Thank you DDA and Universal Pictures for putting on a wonderful event and special thanks to Naomi Meanwell for the fantastic photography of the evening.


Frank & Lola Film Page | Frank & Lola Review


About Frank & Lola
A seductive and intense noir romance for our times, Frank & Lola is the story of two people locked in a battle of passion and obsession. When talented chef Frank meets aspiring fashion designer Lola, he falls instantly and violently in love. As the secrets of Lola’s dark past are revealed, the lovers are drawn into a web of sex, jealousy and revenge. With outstanding performances from Academy Award® nominee Michael Shannon (Nocturnal Animals) and Imogen Poots (Filth, A Late Quartet), Frank & Lola is a haunting examination of love, obsession and domination that weaves a twisted yet irresistible spell.

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