"Babette's Feast" is a movie I'd recommend for you, before you go all Kafka on thoughts of a pigeon. Here is a link I could find of the dinner scene, (sorry for the greek subtitles). It is an excellent movie. Can make a person wonder how the french can have a reputation for Cuisine without garam masala, or ginger-garlic paste?! And the french can cook anything, and make it palatable.