26 Jan ‘Michelin Stars: Tales from the Kitchen’

A coveted starred rating from the Michelin Guide can make a chef’s career. Missing out on one can also break it. This film provides an in-depth look at Michelin chefs and their restaurants, while accessing a somewhat secretive world to show how those stars are earned – or not. Visiting culinary temples around the globe, the film’s visual approach is befitting of the exquisite meals it captures. Honest Cooking magazine says the film is “raw, emotional and pulls back the curtain to reveal the pressures felt by many top chefs to achieve the revered Michelin stars.” Michigan premiere. Part of Freep Film Festival’s Food on Film series. Unrated; nothing objectionable.

After the film: Free Press Restaurant Critic Mark Kurlyandchik talks to Thomas Lents, executive chef at the Detroit Foundation Hotel, and former executive chef of the two Michelin starred Sixteen restaurant in Chicago.

Presented by the Michigan Film & Digital Media Office.

1 p.m. Sat., April 14, Emagine Royal Oak

YEAR 2017
RUN TIME 82 minutes
Directed by Rasmus Dinesen
Writers Rasmus Dinesen, Jesper Jarl Becker, Carsten Holst