The Cleveland International Film Festival brings to our town almost 300 quality new films, along with the actors, directors, producers, artists and creative minds who craft them. Chef Doug, a long time festival fan, is excited to support this fantastic event. This year fire will co-sponsor the amazing “foodie” documentary, A Matter of Taste, Serving Up Paul Liebrandt, which screens first on Thursday, March 31st at 7 pm. (and also April 1st at 12:15 pm) Following the Thursday night screening join us at fire at 9 pm when we host the film’s director Sally Rowe, for an intimate champagne/dessert reception.
A Matter of Taste, chronicles the career of famed Chef Paul Liebrandt over a 10 year period. Liebrandt, an enormously talented and driven artist, at age 24, became the youngest chef ever to receive the rating of three stars from the New York Times for his unforgettable hyper modern dishes such as eel violets and chocolate, and espuma of calf brains.
Rowe examines Liebrandt’s creative process, as well as the hard work, and dedication it takes to be a true artist and to succeed 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. Chef Doug commented , “The film tells the universal story of an artist trying to make it in the world. In this story though, that artist, is a chef. We in the food world understand and appreciate everything Paul goes through on his journey.”
We know you’ll find Sally charming and insightful. We are thrilled that she will be with us to discuss the making of the film and to answer questions. Seating is limited -$25.00 per person. Don’t miss this very special event. Be amongst the first six people to reserve this event and we’ll provide you with a free ticket to the movie on 3/31. Call Amanda at 216/ 921-3473 and reserve today.
Post by Amy Viny