Set in France in 1889, the film follows the life of Dodin Bouffant (Benoit Magimel) as a chef living with his personal cook and lover Eugénie (Oscar Winner Juliette Binoche). They share a long history of gastronomy and love but Eugénie refuses to marry Dodin, so the food lover decides to do something he has never done before: cook for her.
“A mouth watering banquet of full-fat foodie cinema.” –Daily Telegraph
“…lusciously tender...” –Variety
“Food is a gift of love here – and romance courses through this delightful film.” –Time Out
“a celebration of people’s desire for everything that’s beautiful and fleeting in life.” –Slant Magazine
“pushes the notion of bonding through vittles a step further. Certain dishes are so inscribed by their creators that they act as memory itself, says the film, a sentiment that leaves a beautiful after-taste.”- Indiewire