Wednesday, 8th of December - 7:00pm
Venue: Palace Electric Cinemas, 2 Phillip Law St, Canberra ACT 2601
Tickets: $12 for AF Members
France, 1789, with the Revolution imminent, gastronomy is exclusively the domain of aristocrats; indeed, the prestige of a noble house is entirely dependent on the quality and reputation of its table. So, when supremely-talented but prideful cook Manceron (Grégory Gadebois) serves an unapproved dish of his own creation at a dinner hosted by his master, the Duke of Chamfort (Benjamin Lavernhe), the repercussions are swift and brutal, he is promptly dismissed. The wounded Manceron swears off his passion and retreats with his son to a regional inn now visited only infrequently by travellers, and where humble vegetable soup is the order of the day. But when a mysterious woman (Isabelle Carré) arrives and offers to pay to become his apprentice, the stage is set for a wildly enjoyable tale of reignited passion, mentorship and revenge... and of 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 exactly that.