Menus plaisirs - Les Troisgros

Menus plaisirs – Les Troisgros

Frederick Wiseman / France / 2023

World-class cooking at a Michelin-starred restaurant in the French countryside, depicted in all its rich detail by legendary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman. Lively, humorous and human - and with an eye for the tinist details.

At the length of a sumptuous 13-course meal, legendary documentarian Frederick Wiseman looks at life at the equally legendary French restaurant La Maison Troisgros, run by the same family for four generations and holding three Michelin stars for over 50 years. It is nothing short of a pleasure to witness the creation of seasonal menus in all their rich detail, and to follow the perfectionist chefs as they work to refine and develop new dishes. But it would not be a Wiseman film if it was not first and foremost a film about people. At 93 years old, Wiseman has an unrivalled eye for detail and has created a lively, funny and very talkative film about people driven by passion and professional pride. Hw do you make the perfect cheese? And what kind of grass do cows need to munch on to produce the perfect milk? The entire biological ecosystem is given love and attention in a beautiful and generous film that appropriately ends with the line: ‘Everything is beautiful’.