In September the Michelin Stars Documentary “Michelin Stars – Tales From The Kitchen” premieres at the opening of the Culinary Zinema: Film and Gastronomy Section. But you can watch the teaser for what looks like a must-see for any restaurant and food lover, check it out.
The Michelin Stars Documentary will premiere on the 23rd of September on the CUlinary Zinema: Film and Gastronomy Section during the San Sebastian International Film Festival.
The documentary was filmed during two years and follows a number of chefs, diners, food writers as well as people working for the Michelin Guide. It’s a chance to see how they all have a relation to and in some ways always strive for those stars.
The Michelin Guide started out as a traveling guidebook made so that the tire manufacturer could sell more tires. Over the years it has become something much more than that. From time to time you hear people saying that with all the modern social media tools we have the impact of the Michelin Guide might be losing some of its attraction. But believe me, it is not.
No other restaurant guide in the world can make or break a restaurant like the Michelin Guide.
Get a star or two and you’re booked for months. Get three and you’re booked for life. Lose one and you might be closing. In the film, you will get to see people who’ve been through it all.
That’s why you need to see this Michelin Stars Documentary.
Who is in it?
The question is more who isn’t. When it comes to chefs the production has managed to feature a few of the most interesting chefs around today. I happen to have interviewed some of the giants myself, see the list below of the featured chefs in the documentary and use the link to check out interviews with the chef.
Guy Savoy, Guy Savoy ***, Paris
Alain Ducasse, Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athénée ***, Paris
René Redzepi, Noma **, Copenhagen
Fredrik Berselius, Aska **, New York City
Kevin Fehling, The Table ***, Hamburg
Yoshimi Narisawa, Narisawa **, Tokyo
The red carpet gala premiere takes place at the Grand Kursaal Palace in San Sebastián on Saturday, September 23rd and will be followed by a premiere dinner at the Basque Culinary Center, cooked by a magnificent trifecta; Latin America’s Best Female Chef Kamilla Seidler of Gustu in La Paz, Alain Weissgerber of Taubenkobel in Schützen am Gebirge and 3*Michelin Elena Arzak of Arzak in San Sebastián.
The premiere dinner is followed by a talk with the film’s head production team, not to mention a fun-loving after party at new San Sebastián restaurant hotspot Amelia by Argentinean chef Paulo Airaudo. Tickets for the screening and dinner is available at the San Sebastián Film Festival’s website.
About The Makers
The film is made by three Danes. Director Rasmus Dinesen, Producer Jesper Jarl Becker and the Culinary Producer Kristian Brask Thomsen.