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Eat This Week, October 4 to 10, 2017: Cinematic Cuisine

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Will they serve hard-boiled eggs à la Cool Hand Luke or offer Hannibal Lecter's second-favorite meal — lamb with fava beans and Chianti? Who knows? What is known is that during the Five Easy Courses event — a benefit for the Vermont International Film Festival — Penny Cluse Café chefs Charles Reeves and Maura O'Sullivan will offer fare inspired by the movies.

Five Easy Courses: A VTIFF Fundraiser: Thursday, October 5, 7 p.m., Penny Cluse Café, Burlington. $100, 70 percent of which is tax deductible. Info, 660-2600, vtiff.org/events/dinners.

More Food Events

Meet and Greet With Jessica Weston: Fans of colorful, healthy drinks can meet the author of Healing Tonic, Juices and Smoothies: 100+ Elixirs to Nurture Body and Soul and taste samples of some of the goods from the book. Friday, October 6, 5-7 p.m., Phoenix Books Burlington. Free. Info, 448-3350, phoenixbooks.biz.

Shacksbury Cider Tasting Room Grand Opening: Drink various types of cider and listen to live music when Shacksbury opens its brand-new tasting room. Saturday, October 7, 2-8 p.m., 11 Main Street, Vergennes. Free. Info, 458-0530, shacksbury.com.

Harpoon Octoberfest: Delicious German favorites abound at this annual fall celebration. In addition to the food and beer, plenty of activities will keep visitors occupied. For instance, a cake-eating contest for the strong of stomach, a live oompah band and a mysterious event known as "chicken dancing." Mount Snow, in southern Vermont, will host its Oktoberfest on the same days; that one will involve a schnitzel toss. Saturday, October 7, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., and Sunday, October 8, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Harpoon Brewery, Windsor. $15. Info, harpoonbrewery.com.

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