“the Chief” or “the Boss”
When I first heard about this movie and saw the trailer I thought this looks like a really cute funny movie.
Here is the wiki if you want to read about it http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chef_(film)
As I sat in the movie theater as the credits rolled, my mind was reeling, I was like what did I just see!!
Feeling of inspiration was so overwhelming, I just wanted to leave the theater and go and COOK!!!
There was so much about this movie that I could relate too, the passion in cooking and sharing it with other people!!
Whether you are a Chef or Foodie you will love and understand this Movie, you will walk away with the same feeling of joy and inspiration that I did…if you are not…you will walk away and say oh that was a cute and funny movie.
There were so many scenes that I just loved…I think the big one (well all food scenes really) was the making “Grilled Cheese” scene, really the part when he starts to eat it 😛
The crunch…the CRUNCH!! was out of control, the sound of that Crunchy bread and the gooey cheese hanging from the bread, it was like I was there eating it myself. I could smell it, I could feel the crunch and I could taste it!!!
Here is that scene
The food scenes have been described as ‘Food Porn” and have all been “designed” just like the set is designed, the food cooking scenes were designed by Chef Roy Choi, he worked as an technical adviser. Chef Roy Choi is a Genius in my mind!!
He also sent actor Jon Favreau who directed, co-produced, written and starred in, to French culinary school and then had him train in several of Choi’s kitchens.
Here is a behind the scenes clip with Chef Choi and Jon Favreau
I just loved every minute of this film and have already gone back and to see it again with my best foodie friend Danny, he got the movie just like I did 🙂
I have made my takes on some of the food that was made in the movie here are couple, of course the “Grilled Cheese” and the “Pasta” scene.
For the “The Cuban” sandwich, I search the Cincinnati area for the best, some good some not so good, but I found a place “Paula’s Cafe” downtown. I heard that the owner Paula was from Miami and the sandwich was pretty authentic, so I finally got down there and had it…it was the best i had yet. Pork could have been a little more and spread out on the bun, but everything else was perfect!!! If you are in the area I recommend the Cafe, it is only open M-F 10:30 am to 2:30 pm and its crowded!!! Its small so getting it to go is popular if there are no seats, I went at 1:15 pm and it was starting to clear out, by 1:30 pm only a few people. But the “To Go” line was really non-stop, soup of the day (cream of chicken with wild rice) and the Tuna Salad seemed to be the most popular for the “To Go” customers. Also the friendliest waitresses around town!!!!! I will be going back for sure!!
Enjoy my pictures and it the Movie “Chef” is playing still near you go see it!!
The Cuban from Paula’s Cafe
So if have a passion for food, then please go see this movie, you will not be disappointed, I can’t wait till I can get it on DVD 🙂