DELICIOUS is the title and delicious is the experience of DELICIOUS, a delicious Christmas bon bon, set at the dawn of the French Revolution, a time which coincided with the advent of the restaurant.

Pierre Manceron, a proud cook, is fired by his master, the Duke of Chamfort, for being daring, not following traditional menu protocol and offending the snout in the trough clergy. Apparently serving potatoes is apostasy. And this from the home of French fries!

Eking out a meagre living in the countryside, Manceron is stalked by an astonishing and mysterious woman, who wishes to learn the culinary art by his side. She has more secrets than his secret sauces, bent on creating a recipe for revenge, careless of the fact that it’s a dish best served cold.

A sous chef of soupçon, she finally reveals her ambitions and modifying the menu, Manceron falls into conspiratorial partnership, staging their own revolution by creating a place of pleasure and sharing open to all: The first restaurant. An idea that will earn them customers… and enemies.

The many morsels of delectable detail make DELICIOUS a veritable visual feast.

The writing, though verging on the melodramatic, allows the performances a certain piquancy.

As chef par excellence, Manceron, Grégory Gadebois is superb, his burly, beefy presence has all the charm of a butcher, a gentle giant gourmet and gourmand, a foodie sans parallel.

As the astonishing woman who demands to become Manceron’s apprentice and becomes a culinary co-conspirator, Isabelle Carré is exceptional, a sous-chef with a recipe for personal revenge that evolves into a communal revolt against an atrophying aristocracy and corrupt clergy.

The look of DELICIOUS is delicious. With food, presentation is as important as produce and preparation and certainly the production values in DELICIOUS are mouth watering.

DELICIOUS is a must for your holiday movie menu.

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