Paul Liebrandt is one of the most talented and controversial chefs in the food world and the youngest chef to have received 3 stars from the New York Times. He was 24. NY Times food critic,... See full summary »
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Paul Liebrandt is one of the most talented and controversial chefs in the food world and the youngest chef to have received 3 stars from the New York Times. He was 24. NY Times food critic, William Grimes, likened Paul to 'a pianist who seems to have found a couple of dozen extra keys.' Through Paul, the film reveals the creative process, 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. Exploring the complicated relationships between food critics, chefs, and owners the film delves into the life of a dedicated young chef ahead of his time. Written by
I'd never heard of this man, or his restaurant, and I live here in NYC, but this movie really leaves me wishing I had someone to experience Corton with.
"I'm not a nut case. I'm an artist," Paul says early in the film, and that's the theme here...He expresses himself, down to his signature, in food, and along the way he both inspires and rides herd on his apostle-like staff.
"What stories am I telling here?" he asks as he composes a tasting menu and it's not even a tad pretentious. You want to savor his tales.
The filmmaker seduces you in this portrait. You come to feel grateful to Drew Nierpont for having given Paul a berth and you are happy for the chef when he finds a cheerful and understanding woman to love.
You rejoice with him when he gets his three stars from the Times and you wind up wishing him the best as he aspires to Michelin. He certainly has earned it...
And now I know the place for my next super, extra-special occasion.
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