Daniel Day-Lewis, ‘Phantom Thread’ and mushrooms at the Alamo

For Oscar-party planners, a tip: Remember the Alamo Draft House.

The Brooklyn theater’s black-tie screening of “Phantom Thread” on Wednesday night features food and drinks inspired by the film starring Daniel Day-Lewis, in his final film role.

The actor has gotten raves and drawn Oscar buzz playing Reynolds Woodcock, a mid-’50s dress designer, who creates the classiest couture for London’s elite. Woodcock is one fussy fashionista. He likes things his way and his way only.

“Stir your tea a little too vigorously, scrape the toast a bit too loudly, and you ruin Woodcock’s entire morning,” noted the Daily News review.

The Alamo menu seizes inspiration by featuring toast. It also includes mushroom quiche. Fungi in the film reminds, all too perversely, that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach.

Alamo Draft House’s “Phantom Thread” boasts cheeky and perverse movie tie-ins.


“It is always exciting for us,” Alamo program manager Cristina Cacioppo told The News, “when a movie we love has a food tie-in.”

For “Phantom Thread,” she added, “It is such a key part of the film — but to say any more would be to spoil the surprise.”

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