- Screening Dates: 25th August, 6pm // 1st September, 8pm
- Starring: Grégory Gadebois, Isabelle Carré, Benjamin Lavernhe
- Directed by: Eric Besnard
- Running time: 105 mins
- Rating: M
- Language: French with English subtitles
This historically-based comedy tells of a gifted chef and his unlikely protégé who yearn to free themselves from servitude. In 1789, gastronomy is strictly the domain of the
aristocrats. So much so, the prestige of a noble house is entirely dependent on the quality and reputation of its meals. So, when the talented but prideful cook Manceron (Gadebois) serves an unapproved dish of his own creation at a dinner hosted by the self-entitled Duke of Chamfort, Manceron is dismissed. With nowhere else to go, Manceron retreats with his son to a regional inn, where soup is the only meal. But when a mysterious woman arrives and offers to pay to become his apprentice, the stage is set for a wildly enjoyable tale of rekindled passion, mentorship and revenge… not to mention the creation of France’s very first restaurant.
Joining the ranks of films such as Big Night, Chocolat and Babette’s Feast in its joyous
depiction of the preparation and love of fine cuisine, DELICIOUS is just that.