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A novelistic, lushly romantic biography of one of New American cuisine’s most influential and enigmatic figures, Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent traces the spectacular rise and mysterious fall of Jeremiah Tower, a largely forgotten culinary icon. A well-traveled aesthete with a talent for making both friends and enemies, Tower began his career at Alice Waters’ legendary Chez Panisse, where he earned acclaim for his elaborate French-inspired menus. After achieving similar critical and popular success with his groundbreaking San Francisco restaurant, Stars, Tower shocked the culinary establishment by vanishing from the restaurant scene for nearly fifteen years, before resurfacing as the new head chef of Tavern on the Green in New York City’s Central Park. Grounded in revealing, erudite interviews with its central subject, Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent—produced by culinary iconoclast, Anthony Bourdain (No Reservations)—crafts a compelling documentary portrait of a brilliant, mercurial chef, and a fascinating alternate history of twentieth-century American cuisine.
Director Lydia Tenaglia | 2016 | In English | 103 minutes | R (for language) | DCP