The Downing Film Center presents "A Chef's Voyage" on Virtual Cinema. When you buy a ticket, 50% of the proceeds go straight back to the Film Center to support them during this difficult time.
"A Chef's Voyage" follows the celebrated American Chef David Kinch and his team from Manresa, their 3 Star Michelin restaurant in California, for a one-of-a-kind collaboration with three legendary French chefs at their iconic restaurants in Paris, Provence, and Marseille.
To mark the 15th anniversary of Manresa, Kinch decides to close shop for a month so he and his staff can embark on their France voyage. Planning the trip takes months and the logistics are tricky: how to sneak the food on flights; unfamiliar host kitchens; a language barrier and more.
We go behind the scenes as the Manresa crew attempts to stage nine major meals over 10 days in the world’s most cinematic venues, alongside culinary superstars, with the world watching (and tasting) — all to celebrate 15 years of Manresa excellence by doing what Chef Kinch and his team do best: creating meals and experiences worthy of those three stars.
"A delicious escape to France! It’s a feast!" - Florence Fabricant, The New York Times
"A fascinating behind-the-scenes look at the inner workings of one of America’s upper-echelon restaurants." - Elizabeth Brownfield, Forbes
"A culinary masterpiece!" - Janet Walker, Haute-Lifestyle.com
Directed by Rémi Anfosso
90 minutes, color, 2020
Optional English subtitles for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing