“Imagine a theatre in your living room. The lights go out and the lives of others are to taking place just a few meters away from you… “- Theatre „Le Studio”
A new cultural and hospitality concept, which is called ‘GOURMAND THEATRE’, was presented to the Belgrade audience Thursday night at the restaurant “IVO”, and on this occasion, guests, and the audience had the opportunity to simultaneously enjoy the gastronomic specialties of the chef Davor Branković and theatrical play “Odd couple” of the theatre “Le Studio”.
“The concept of ‘GOURMAND THEATRE’ is present around the world for several years, and we first saw it in several European capitals. The idea that at the same time we enjoy the emotions that the theatre gives us and the tastes while eating top gourmet cuisine, inspired us that this kind of hedonistic concept be introduced in the permanent offer of the restaurant, and from today we will prepare ‘GOURMAND THEATRE’ on a monthly basis, for all lovers of true hedonistic pleasures,” said Zafiris Lampadaridis, director of Excelsior, within which restaurant “IVO” is located.
“Le Studio” was not chosen randomly for the presentation of this unique concept. This intimate theatre, hidden in one of one houses on the Lower Dorćol, looks completely different from the theatre to which you are accustomed. In the space that more resembles the living room, or your favourite bar, something differently is happening, live, accessible theatre that comes directly to the audience. Inside, we talk, we listen, we exchange.
“We are a team made up of theatre people for whom culture is not a designed cafe and freedom is not consumerism. Comedy “Odd couple” deals with male friendships, and a story on the scene is tailored by two main characters through whose delicate, but at the same time comical system of relationships among themselves and with others, explains a large number of socially relevant themes that infuse our society today. This performance and our way of understanding theatre are an ideal fit with the concept of ‘GOURMAND THEATRE’, because our idea is to reach out to our audience, to enter into their “living room”, or better yet – in the dining room,” emphasizes Jean-Baptiste Demarinji, director and founder of the theatre “Le Studio”.
For the first time in Belgrade, modelled by global metropolis, every time ‘GOURMAND THEATRE’ is performed, a different performances will be prepared and a special gourmet menu, all interested parties can be informed about the details of the event on the restaurant’s ‘IVO’ Facebook page: https: //www.facebook.com/restoranIVO/