Amuse Bouche: Mushroom Taco
For the opening credits, I brought out a wonderfully light mushroom taco from Morocho NYC. This Peruvian fusion cart puts it down with fava beans, shallots, and juicy mushrooms. I laugh at Favreau's disturbing girth, then enviously watch him devour a Cajun andouille sandwich with his son. I wish I had one of those, I whisper to my girlfriend. I can't see her face in the darkened theater, but I can feel her judgement. Nonplussed, I crush the rest of my taco.
As I take the last bite of my appetizer, Leguizamo calls his co-star "amuse douche". I am on pace.
Takeaways: Establishing shots and jaded dialogues confirm that Favreau's initial kitchen will not be enough to fuel his creativity. Against these heavy tones, the fava beans shone admirably.