KEVIN (O.S.) Chef’s special.
Black spinning to find Kevin passing, moving behind him with a freshly plated meal — carries it across the diner floor, over to the booth abutting the diner window.
Black cocks his head in surprise, makes his way over to — THE BOOTH
Approaches a smiling Kevin, takes a look at the plate he’s made for him: black beans, white rice, a grilled chicken breast with mole coating.
BLACK: So you Cuban now?
KEVIN: Only in the kitchen, Papi. Sit down, nigga. Or you gon’ eat standin’ up?
Black complies, eases into the booth, eyes the food.
KEVIN: Want a drink?
BLACK: I don’t drink.
A huff from Kevin — more playful than skeptical — leaves the booth, heads back over to the counter. Black watches as Kevin roots around for something, comes back over with a half run bottle of red wine, something simple.
Sets a water glass down before each of them, settles in across from Black, pours.
KEVIN: Nigga I ain’t seen you in like a decade, you gon’ drink with me.
MOONLIGHT, SCREENPLAY, 2016
Before any movie, I really try to avoid any reviews or news regarding it. This was the case with Moonlight. I had no clue what the movie was about or who was it in it. Moonlight ended up being my favorite from all the Best Picture nominees this year for the Oscars. The three actors that portrayed Chiron were incredible.
The idea for this meal came from a scene towards the end of movie when Chiron met with Kevin at the diner he was working at. Kevin suggested he order the chef’s special which, according to the screenplay, is chicken mole with black beans and rice. I’ve never made mole before but I found a great recipe for it on EatingWell. Check out their site for the recipe. If you don’t want to make mole yourself, bottled mole can be easily found in supermarkets. Please enjoy.