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I found "The Quest of Alain Ducasse," a near-hagiographic documentary on the celebrated chef, a less than satisfactory experience.
De Maistre makes the case that haute cuisine serves the same function as haute couture, creating an indelible experience while encouraging new ideas to filter through the industry.
If Ducasse is somewhat renowned for the simplicity of his dishes, for the way he can blend a few homegrown ingredients to achieve the perfect amalgam, then de Maistre definitely lathers the man with too much sauce.
Absorbing and cinematic, "The Quest of Alain Ducasse" offers the documentary equivalent of a memorable meal at one of the eponymous chef's three Michelin-starred restaurants.
But while de Maistre's portrait is detailed, it seems stylistically a little dated...
The Quest of Alain Ducasse will delight those who are interested in the subject or curious about the subject matter.
Stylishly edited, but it leaves audiences feeling cold. Food porn is not enough to elevate this doc beyond mediocrity.
Foodies might appreciate it, even if the biographical details lack flavor.
Gorgeous doc features multi-starred celebrity chef/restaurateur/entrepreneur Alain Ducasse on a world journey driven by his passions for food, knowledge and perfection.
There's still time for beautifully contemplative scenes in the Gobi desert, praising a young chef in Kyoto or comparing notes about produce with a humble French gardener.
Be forewarned that a second-hand rush of exhilaration and inspiration will occur - as will a hunger for haute cuisine.
If you eat food, you should like this look at a world-famous chef.
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