March 2 – 2PM + 7PM
France, 2020 – 112 minutes
French (with English subtitles)
Directed by Éric Bernard
Cast: Grégory Gadebois, Isabelle Carré, Benjamin Lavernhe
In 1789 France, just prior to the Revolution, gastronomy is strictly the domain of the aristocrats; indeed, the prestige of a noble house is entirely dependent on the quality and reputation of its table. So, when the talented but prideful cook Manceron (Gadebois) serves an unapproved dish of his own creation at a dinner hosted by the self-entitled Duke of Chamfort (Lavernhe), the repercussions are brutal, and he is promptly dismissed. The wounded Manceron swears off his passion and retreats with his son to a regional inn visited infrequently by travellers, and where vegetable soup is the common meal. But when a mysterious woman arrives and offers to pay to become his apprentice, the stage is set for a wildly enjoyable tale of reignited passion, mentorship and revenge… and the creation of one of France’s very first restaurants. Délicieux (Delicious) is a joyous depiction of the preparation and love of fine cuisine.