Danièle Mazet-Delpeuch, a well-regarded yet headstrong chef, earned an appointment as the private chef for François Mitterrand and made waves during her brief tenure. Director Christian Vincent (1994’s La Séparation), co-scripting with Etienne Comar, spices up Mazet-Delpeuch’s story a bit with creative and dramatic license to concoct a French foodie drama detailing the struggles of the fictionalized Hortense Laborie (Catherine Frot) as she tries to keep a gaggle of jealous chefs at bay, while the president (Jean d’Ormesson) fights to maintain his hold on the country.
Opens Oct. 4 at Esquire Theater.(PG-13) Not screened in time for review
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