Phish has announced the details for the fifth edition of the Dinner and a Movie webcast/cooking series. The show? 7/9/2019 from Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT. The dinner? Trey Anastasio‘s family recipe for Eggplant Parmigiana. The stream will begin at 8:30 p.m. ET, and air for free via LivePhish and the band’s Facebook page. Watch below and read along with our Mohegan Stream Companion here.
Phish – Mohegan Sun – 7/9/19 – Dinner and a Movie Ep. 5
This follows Episode 1 (8/31/12 and Trey & Sue’s “Between Me and My Mouth” veggie chili), Episode 2 (7/27/14 and Mike’s favorite Hen of the Wood mushroom toast), Episode 3 (7/25/17 and Page’s Tuna Sandwich), and Episode 4 (8/22/15 and the Fishmans’ three-course meal). The Dinner and a Movie webcasts have become an eventful weekly highlight for Phish fans during the ongoing quarantines. During Episode 2, the band hopped on a video call during setbreak to announce the release of their new album, Sigma Oasis.
This show from summer 2019, which has not been previously broadcasted, kicked off with Phish’s first cover of “Energy” by The Apples In Stereo since 2013. This segued into a standalone “Weekapaug Groove” that immediately told audiences that this would not be a run-of-the-mill show. Along with “Lengthwise” in the middle of a “Maze” sandwich and the band’s debut of “Wider” in the second set, this often-overlooked show is finally getting the attention it deserves.
No Dinner and a Movie would be complete, however, without the dinner. It had to be tough trying to top the three-course meal from John and Briar Fishman, but Trey went into the vaults and pulled out his family’s Eggplant Parmigiana recipe. The dish itself comes from Carmel Anastasio, “aka Grandmoony”, who was Trey’s grandmother, and if this recipe is coming from an Italian grandmother it has to be good. For episode 5 the band has chosen Sweet Relief Musicians Fund as this weeks charity, as the announcement notes,
Since 1994, Sweet Relief Musicians Fund has been providing financial assistance to career musicians and music industry workers struggling to make ends meet while facing illness, disability, or age-related problems. Funds raised will be used to pay for medical expenses, lodging, clothing, food and other vital living expenses to those impacted due to sickness or loss of work. For more info, visit https://www.sweetrelief.org
For more information and this week’s recipe, read the band’s full announcement below.