It’s a return engagement for this documentary short from Free Press restaurant critic Mark Kurlyandchik – but with a couple new twists. Two of the Detroit area’s best chefs – James Rigato (Mabel Gray) and Luciano Del Signore (Bacco Ristorante) – take a culinary trip to Del Signore’s parents’ hometown in Abruzzo, Italy, to attend a cousin’s wedding and seriously cook for much of his Italian family for the first time. Rigato, an Italian-American, has never been to Italy and learns about his mentor and his own heritage in one whirlwind cooking adventure. Unrated; some adult language and profanity.
The film will pair with “A Wife Called Phoenicia,” a new short from Kurlyandchik that takes an inside look at the family-run Birmingham Lebanese restaurant Phoenicia, which has been in business for nearly five decades. Nothing objectionable.