As I mentioned before, I had the opportunity to screen the film THE HUNDRED FOOT JOURNEY, which hits theaters TODAY! If you haven’t read my review, yet, I actually posted it yesterday. I hope you take a look!
For those unfamiliar with this small film produced by Oprah Winfrey and Steven Spielberg, THE HUNDRED FOOT JOURNEY tells the story of Hassan Kadam, who is a culinary ingénue with the gastronomic equivalent of perfect pitch! When his family settles down in a small French village, they open an Indian restaurant, Maison Mumbai, much to the dismay of Madame Mallory (Academy Award®-winner Helen Mirren), who runs Le Saule Pleureur, a Michelin-starred, classical French restaurant right across the street! At first the two restaurants engage in a culinary battle, until Madame Mallory recognizes Hassan’s gift as a chef and takes him under her wing.
While out in LA, not only did I have the chance to cook at the world famous Le Cordon Bleu, but I also was able to interview the star of the movie Manish Dayal, who plays Hassan!