Directed by Roger Sherman of Florentine Films, The Restaurateur (I quote) "is an intimate, cinema verité film about Danny Meyer, one of America’s preeminent restaurant owners. The one-hour film asks: How Danny Meyer does it?".
The film ended up winning the Best Food Documentary Award at the Sonoma Film Festival.
In A look at the Danny Meyer Documentary (Eater NY, May 10), Amanda writes that the movie opens with the camera following "Danny (and a young looking Tom Colicchio) through the simultaneous 1998 openings of his restaurants Eleven Madison Park and Tabla, the creations of the menus, the difficult staffing, the eleventh hour chef shuffling, and the early reviews. The most interesting part of the film, however, is the decision to replace chef Kerry Heffernan with Daniel Humm..."
I don't have a movie trailer to share with you but it should land in my e-mail box in a few days.
I will update you then.
Roger was kind enough to invite me to a private screening of The Restaurateur this evening (May 26) in New York so I will soon have a chance to share my first impressions.
More Food Flicks previews will be shown I'm sure at the Press Lunch for the NY Food Film Festival which I will be attending on June 3.
A plateful of food flicks!