Frederick Wiseman's MENUS-PLAISIRS LES TROISGROS
Opens Wednesday, November 22
DIRECTED & EDITED BY FREDERICK WISEMAN
Frederick Wiseman’s 44th documentary takes us to Central France and Troisgros — a Michelin 3-star restaurant owned and operated by the same family for four generations, and destination for gastronomes from around the world. Behind the scenes, we are privy to passionate debates among the head chefs (a father and his two sons) about texture, color, and depth of flavors; visits to a bounteous produce farm, a local vineyard, and a massive cheese cave (where “each cheese has its moment of truth”); and waitstaff meetings focused on individualized customer preferences and food plating at a performance-art level. In his trademark style, Wiseman patiently illuminates the restless creativity of this culinary family as they experiment with dishes, methods, and ingredients — keeping their haute cuisine anchored in tradition while brilliantly evolving.
2023 240 MIN. USA / FRANCE ZIPPORAH FILMS
IN FRENCH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES
“A mouth-watering and methodical marathon for foodies. [An] immersion inside one of France’s, and the world’s, finest restaurants. Set in the kitchens, dining rooms and neighboring farms of a mouth-watering Michelin 3-star establishment nestled in the bucolic Loire region, the film is both a food lover’s dream and an aspiring chef’s guidebook, uncovering the sophisticated alchemy that makes such places not only run flawlessly, but serve up groundbreaking dishes that are also locally sourced.”
– Jordan Minzter, The Hollywood Reporter