Price: $195.00

    Code: 2434

    Directed by Paul Lacoste
    2012, 87 Minutes
    Purchase: $195

    French chef Michel Bras, one of the most influential chefs in the world, has decided to hand over his renowned 3-Michelin-Star restaurant to his son Sébastien. Having worked with his father for 15 years, Sébastien is ready. But it's not easy to take over the family business when your father is a master in his field.

    Filmed in the gorgeous Aubrac region in the South of France, home to the Bras family for generations, Step Up To The Plate offers a rare glimpse into the Bras' culinary process while capturing one of the most closely watched transitions in the world of haute cuisine.

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    Critics' Pick " Foodies will marvel at the studied care given every choice of herb, every flick of a wrist, every design of a plate... Step Up to the Plate asserts how family, in multifarious ways, can be the most deeply affecting of ensembles.” – The New York Times

    "A smart and poignant portrait of France’s finest family of chefs. For those foodies who can’t make the pilgrimage (or dole out the cash) to visit Michel Bras’ legendary hotel-restaurant in the remote plains of Laguiole, France, director Paul Lacoste’s smart and mouthwatering documentary, Step Up to the Plate offers a captivating cinematic alternative” - Hollywood Reporter

    "Captivating. A rare window into the mysterious creative process of a chef, as well as the passing of culinary traditions across generations.” – Time Magazine

    "A mouth-watering documentary.” – Le Monde

    “The film’s pace is deliberate, the scenery is breathtaking in parts, and there is some exquisite food to be appreciated. VERDICT : Ultimately, this is a moving meditation on fathers and sons that should appeal to a broader audience than just food enthusiasts.” – Library Journal