A Matter of Taste

SYNOPSIS

A Matter of Taste: Serving Up Paul Liebrandt takes an intimate look at the driven and talented celebrity chef, Paul Liebrandt. At 24, he was awarded three stars by the New York Times for unforgettable and hyper modern dishes such as "eel, violets and chocolate," "espuma of calf brains and foie gras," and "beer and truffle soup."

The film follows Paul over a decade and reveals his creative process in the kitchen, as well as the extreme hard work, long hours, and dedication it takes to be a culinary artist and have success in the cutthroat world of haute cuisine in New York City. Exploring the complicated relationships between food critics, chefs and restaurant owners, the film delves into the life of an uncompromising, thought provoking, young chef ahead of his time.

CAST

PAUL LIEBRANDT
DREW NIEPORENT (Nobu, Tribeca Grill)
ARLEENE OCONITRILLO
HESTON BLUMENTHAL (Fat Duck, Bray)
GRANT ACHATZ (Alinea, Chicago)
DANIEL BOULOUD (Bar Boulud, London)
FRANK BRUNI (former NYT food critic)
WILLIAM GRIMES (NYT food critic)
THOMAS KELLER (Per Se, NYC)
ERIC RIPERT (Le Bernardin, NYC)

FESTIVALS & AWARDS

Emmy Nominated for "Outstanding Arts and Cultural Programming"
Winner of the 2012 James Beard Award.

DIRECTOR

SALLY ROWE

CREW

Produced by
SALLY ROWE
RACHEL MILLS
ALAN OXMAN (Control Room, Page One: A Year Inside the New York Times, Strange Powers: Stephin Merrit and the Magnetic Fields)

 

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