A MATTER OF TASTE: SERVING UP PAUL LIEBRANDT [FILM SCREENING]
Thursday, October 25, 7PM | RECITAL HALL, SIMONS CENTER FOR THE ARTS, 54 ST. PHILIP STREET
Documentary, 83 minutes
A Matter Of Taste takes an intimate look inside the world of an immensely talented and driven young chef, Paul Liebrandt. At 24, he was awarded three stars by the New York Times for unforgettable and hyper modern dishes such as “eel, violets and chocolate,” “espuma of calf brains and foie gras,” and “beer and truffle soup.”
Critic William Grimes likened Paul to “a pianist who seems to have found a couple of dozen extra keys.” Conversely, Gourmet critic Jonathan Gold called Paul’s food “the result of a failed science experiment.” He soon became a chef critics loved or loved to hate.
The film follows Paul over a decade and reveals his creative process in the kitchen, as well as the extreme hard work, long hours, and dedication it takes to be a culinary artist and have success in the cutthroat world of haute cuisine in New York City. Exploring the complicated relationships between food critics, chefs and restaurant owners, the film delves into the life of an uncompromising, thought provoking, young chef ahead of his time. The filmmaker will be in attendance and a refreshment reception will follow the screening.
A Matter of Taste has been nominated for a 2012 Emmy Award for Outstanding Arts & Culture Programming.
Sally Rowe — Director/Producer
New Zealand born Sally Rowe began working in film in 1992 as an apprentice editor, assistant and editor in Thailand, Los Angeles and New York, respectively. In 2001, she returned to set as a script supervisor on numerous independent features, commercials and the entire run of Comedy Central’s Emmy nominated “CHAPPELLE’S SHOW.” A MATTER OF TASTE marks her directorial debut.
Q & A following with Director/Producer Sally Rowe
Recital Hall, Simons Center for the Arts, 54 St. Philip Street.