Friday, April 19, 2013

Review: Haute Cuisine (Christian Vincent, 2013)

Haute Cuisine, which in French means ‘high cooking’, refers to the cuisine characterized by meticulous preparation and careful presentation of food at high-level establishments like gourmet restaurants and luxury hotels. Haute Cuisine is set in the kitchens of the Elysee Palace, where a modest farmer and cook from Perigord, Hortense Laborie (Catherine Frot), is summoned to take on the envious role as private chef for President of the Republic, Francois Mitterand (Jean d’Ormesson). Based on the true story of Daniele Mazet-Delpeuch, Haute Cuisine is an enjoyable bio-drama co-written (with Etienne Comar, producer of Of Gods and Men) and directed by Christian Vincent and sure to please food connoisseurs and appreciators of embraced passion and unwavering spirit.

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