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"Menus-Plaisirs - Les Troisgros (2023, Frederick Wiseman)"
Fri Mar-15-24 04:51 PM by Sponge

          

Streaming on PBS until 3/22/24.

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Menus Plaisirs is a film about the Troisgros family and their three restaurants: Troisgros, Le Central and La Colline, located in three neighboring locations in central France. Troisgros, a restaurant founded 93 years ago, has had three Michelin stars for 55 years and in 2020 was awarded a Michelin green star for exemplary sustainable practices. Much of the film takes place at Troisgros. The present chef, CeĢsar Troisgros, is the fourth generation of the family to be in charge at Troisgros. The film shows the day-to-day operations involving the purchase, preparation and service at this restaurant.

  

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Subject Author Message Date ID
thanks for the reminder
Mar 16th 2024
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"these are substantial prices!" (c) Michel
Apr 01st 2024
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never seen a Wiseman documentary
Apr 01st 2024
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His docs are on Kanopy (free w/ participating libraries)
Apr 02nd 2024
5
a cook messes up veal brain prep so Michel makes him go
Apr 01st 2024
4

will_5198
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1. "thanks for the reminder"
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could not find it in theaters and a four hour documentary is probably best enjoyed at home over split viewings

will be back

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2. ""these are substantial prices!" (c) Michel"
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a three-star chef who charges $310 for a meal can't even believe the price list for the latest Domaine Leroy vintage

and one of the most storied restaurants in the country cannot get more than one bottle of DRC

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3. "never seen a Wiseman documentary"
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not sure if I just missed them in theaters or they have limited availability?

very interesting style: no talking heads, no labels or titles, just straight up hours of documentation vignettes

high contrast to the David Gelb's (Jiro Dreams of Sushi / Chef's Table) emotional orchestration and plot-based style that has dominated food documentaries for decades

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5. "His docs are on Kanopy (free w/ participating libraries)"
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Not sure what the cadence is for his newest film to hit the platform, but 99.9% sure his entire catalog is on there.

Usually, his docs hit the festival circuit, limited theatrical runs, and then hit PBS. (Then Kanopy (since ~2018?) But yea, a major complaint was how hard his films were to access.

Luckily, I could borrow his films from my library in the early/mid 2000s. Catch 'em on PBS. I bought some DVDs from his company to plug in the holes.

I definitely think you'd dig Boxing Gym.

Since 2000, these would be my favorites: In Jackson Heights, Ex Libris, National Gallery, At Berkley, Crazy Horse, Boxing Gym.

Wholeheartedly recommend his work from '67 to '75.

I'm watching Menus-Plaisirs piecemeal lol

  

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4. "a cook messes up veal brain prep so Michel makes him go "
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find the original recipe in his Escoffier tome

hilarious

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