Ottolinghi and the Cakes of Versailles

  • Screening Dates: 18th March, 6pm   //  26th March, 8pm
  • Starring: Yotam Ottolinghi, Janice Wong, Dominique Ansel
  • Directed by: Laura Gabbert
  • Running time: 80 mins
  • Rating: M

Chef and restaurateur Yotam Ottolenghi was on the lookout for a new challenge when he received an invitation from New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art. They wanted him to create a food gala inspired by their latest exhibition – Visitors to Versailles. As the holder of a Masters in Art Philosophy, it’s an opportunity he finds hard to resist. However, it’s not something he wishes to tackle alone. Assembling a diverse team of pastry chefs from around the globe – everyone from British jelly experts Sam Bompas and Harry Parr to Cronut creator Dominique Ansel and Ukrainian “architectural” cakemaker Dinara Kasko – he aims to create a dessert feast that will transport diners back in time to 18th Century France, when the famed palace was the centre of European culture and power. Be warned, do not watch this film on an empty stomach!