On Monday I had the pleasure of seeing the movie “Chef” with my good friend chef and food blogger extraordinaire Perry Perkins.
We stopped by one of our favorite local breweries(Two Kilts brewing) on the way and had some great beers. They have a great selection of beers on their tap list ranging from a really nice Pilsner to an incredible Bourbon Barrel Aged Russian Imperial Stout. We sampled a few and we were not disappointed. I tried their Belgian Brune, their Imperial IPA and the Bourbon aged Stout. The Stout was the star that out shined the rest. It had a great balance of bourbon and beer flavor.
Now to the movie. Quite often now days I wonder is it worth $10 for the ticket and another $10-$15 for a drink and snack just to see a movie in the theater. There have been some disappointments but this was not one of them.
Jon Favreau wrote and directed a great movie. I laughed throughout the whole movie. The cast is made up of a group of amazing actors. Names like Dustin Hoffman, Scarlett Johansson, John Leguizamo, Oliver Platt and more.
Quitting his job because of a disagreement with the owner of the restaurant and getting bad reviews from a food blogger/critic(Oliver Platt). Carl Casper (Jon Favreau) finds himself traveling across the country with his son Percy (Emjay Anthony) and friend Martin (John Legqizamo) stopping in foodie towns along the way.
I was reminded why I don’t work in someone else’s restaurant. Working as a private chef and meal planner with two of the best cooks I have ever met is a pleasure. Getting to cook what we want when we want. It can be a lot of work but it is not a job that I dread going to every day.
What got to me the most was the growth of the relationship between the father and son and the passing the fathers knowledge and passion for food to his son. This really hit home. The passing of knowledge of how to cook and the reason of why we cook to the next generation is a large part of why we do what we do.
There is so much I would like to say but I don’t want to give a way to much of the story.
I loved this movie and would spend the $25 per person to see this in the theater again. If you want to see a great feel good movie this summer go see “chef”