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Menus-Plaisirs Les Troisgros - Review (London Film Festival 2023)

Food is a Language That Speaks to Us All. 4 / 5



Directed by Frederick Wiseman.

Following the Troisgros family and their three restaurants: Troisgros, Le Central and La Colline, located in three neighbouring locations in central France.


The Troisgros family have three restaurants in France: Troisgros, Le Central and La Colline. Director Frederick Wiseman documents the inner workings of this 3-star Michelin empire in Menus-Plaisirs: Les Troisgros.


The extended run time is purposely self-indulgent to show respect and to showcase every step of the process. It's mesmerising to watch masters of their craft together in harmony - seeing how every stage comes together to create magnificent dishes and a meticulous experience.


The film is strongest when observing service. You'd expect chaos with so many moving pieces and level expectations but the calm and collection of everyone from the pot-washers to the head chef flow together effortlessly.


I've always admired the level of service of restaurants like Troisgros and Menus-Plaisirs: Les Troisgros delivers a VIP fly on the wall experience like no other, the only thing missing is world-class food and wine that's price tag will make your eyes water.



Written by Jack Aling Read his latest reviews at: letterboxd.com/TheJackAling

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