King Georges

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Philadelphia, circa 2010, is about to lose its culinary treasure: Le Bec-Fin, one of the finest French restaurants in the country. The 67-year-old owner, Georges Perrier, nearly as iconic as his landmark eatery, is preparing to sell the restaurant after more than four decades in business. Filmmaker Erika Frankel, a native of the Philly suburbs, asks if she could film Perrier as an era-ending tribute. Perrier, however, has other plans. He decides to withdraw the sale and reinvent Le Bec-Fin by hiring a new protégé, Chef Nicholas Elmi, who achieved national fame on the "Top Chef" TV show. Perrier wants to pass the business to Elmi, but finds he has trouble letting go of the spatula. Over a three-year period, Frankel captures this mercurial, passionate, quixotic force of nature as he struggles to preserve his sumptuous Gallic dishes in an era where casual attitudes and lighter fare are taking hold. Spiced with archival footage and interviews from world-renowned chefs, such as Thomas Keller, Daniel Boulud, and Eric Ripert, King Georges is a feast for the eyes, as well as a touching portrait of a master artist in the twilight of his career who realizes he is still hungry for seconds.

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  • By patiently letting events play out past the easy and expected end-note, Frankel has fashioned a fine story out of what might have been merely a cautionary tale.

    Mar 4, 2016 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • "King Georges" reminds us that a singular dining experience can often be the expression of a very singular personality, singular temperament, singular discipline.

    Feb 26, 2016 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • The relationship between the young American and the old Frenchman is as rich as one of Perrier's sauces: the pupil and the teacher, the son and the father, the keen protégé and the stubborn classicist.

    Feb 26, 2016 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • [A] poignant, funny and well-seasoned portrait of autumnal fervor.

    Feb 25, 2016 | Full Review…
  • "King Georges" feels stretched into feature length, but its ending neatly portrays a man with a fierce personal code who seems to have accepted change.

    Feb 25, 2016 | Full Review…
  • Frankel has a fine eye for telling detail, and the result, while sentimental, is as irresistible as the dessert cart.

    Feb 25, 2016 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

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