What’s the link between food, The Blues Brothers, and Torrevieja?
When it first hit the big screen in 1980, The Blues Brothers immediately became a cult classic. It’s a modern musical, packed with everything you could wish for in a film: action, car chases, good versus evil, and a touch of romance. And a bagful of comedy. One of a kind. Its uniqueness is what makes it so memorable.
And who can forget the food order given by Jake Blues at the Soul Food Café?
“I want four fried chickens and a coke”
Jake and Elwood arrive at the Soul Food Café to collect the last two members of the band – Matt ‘Guitar’ Murphy and Blue Lou, the sax player. The place is owned by Mrs Murphy – portrayed by the amazing Aretha Franklin.
She takes the order from the Blues brothers – Elwood simply wants dry, toasted white bread. Jake orders four fried chicken and a coke. Watch it here: “Four fried chickens and a coke”.
Relaying the order to Matt in the kitchen, the realisation of what it really means is plain to see on Murphy’s face. He’s delighted to be snatched away from his drudgery.
Aretha tries to force him to stay, with a powerful rendition of ‘Think’. But it is too late. He’s sold on the idea of getting back out there. Into the limelight. And so, the band is fully reformed, and the mayhem can begin.
‘The Blues Brothers’ come to Torrevieja
Continuing our monthly music extravaganzas, we’re proud to present ‘The Blues Brothers’ on Thursday 28th June here at Christopher’s.
One of the only things that I found annoying about the film is that the final big gig just doesn’t last long enough. Our evening with The Blues Brothers will put that right. You’ll be treated to a night when all the classics are played. There will be time to dance, tap your feet, and join in with your favourite songs.
Will the women at your table be able to resist pointing at you and telling you to ‘Think’?
Will the men feel the need to look at their partners as they belt out ‘I want you’?
We can’t promise four fried chickens
We can’t promise you four fried chickens and a coke, but we can promise you a unique and memorable evening. So, treat yourself to a Blues Brothers spectacular. Relive the very best music from the film, performed by a brilliant Blues Brothers tribute duo. And enjoy one of the best fine dining experiences in Torrevieja as you do so.
Don’t be square, be there! Come on, shake a tailfeather, and call us on (+34) 600 01 28 24 to reserve your table and avoid disappointment.
Yours in fine dining,