Few chefs have celebrity status like Yotam Ottolenghi, Israeli born London living chef who has published dozens of cookbooks throughout his career. No doubt many Good Bitches have a well-loved copy of an Ottolenghi cookbook within their library.
In the film, ‘Ottolenghi and The Cakes of Versailles’ we see Ottolenghi take a back seat in the kitchen and instead curate the ultimate team of pastry chefs to construct a pastry feast that compliments the "Visitors to Versailles" exhibition held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
Throughout the film you are introduced to the five pastry chefs and their personal style of baking, then you see their interpretation of Versailles and its fascinating history then ultimately how that manifests into theatrical baking heaven.
The film is a visual masterpiece, with the baking creations providing mouth-watering spectacles. The shots of Versailles, New York and London also satisfy a sense of wanderlust as global travel remains limited. Peppered with insights into the role food played in Versailles, the film offers a whole new insight into this landscape. Spoiler, Marie Antoinette never said, "Let them eat cake"!
A film that would inspire the inner pastry chef in anyone, ‘Ottolenghi and the Cakes of Versailles' is an absolute treat of a film and we are so lucky to be able to give some double passes away to our GBB community. Head over to GB’s Facebook (@GBBaking) page to find out how you might be able to win some tickets!