Starring award-winning French actress Catherine Frot the film relates the true story of a mother of four from the Perigord region, who became the first woman to be appointed as the private chef to president Francois Mitterrand at the Élysée Palace. She quickly established herself at the Élysée despite the jealous resentment from other kitchen staff, but along the way she also learnt that the corridors of power are not for the faint-of-heart.
The menu for the evening has been inspired by the film and the chefs promise that guests will get to eat the same meals seen on screen in real time as they feature in the film.
So Chef! is an annual celebration of French culinary culture organised with the help of IFAS (Institut Français d'Afrique du Sud) and the Alliance Francaise. The week long festival includes workshops and cooking demonstrations in schools and universities across South Africa, as well as culinary movie nights and a French Market.
Oct 12 2017 19:00–21:00