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Haute Cuisine (Original title: “Les Saveurs du Palais”)


La Maison Française
4101 Reservoir Rd NW
Washington, DC, United States 20007

November 28, 2023


The Villa Albertine in Washington D.C. is organizing a new series of film screenings, focusing on gastronomy. Join us for this fabulous movie about the true story of Danièle Delpeuch and how she was appointed as the private chef for François Mitterand!

HAUTE CUISINE (Original title : “Les Saveurs du Palais”)

Directed by Christian Vincent, 2012, 1h35, France

Movie in French with English subtitles

Synopsis: Hortense Laborie is a celebrated chef living in the Perigord region. To her great surprise, the President of the Republic appoints her as his personal cook. She accepts reluctantly but once she has accepted her nomination, Hortense works her heart and soul to produce both a stylish and authentic cuisine. For a while, she manages to impose herself thanks to her sturdy character and despite the jealousies she arouses among the other chefs. For a while only, unfortunately for her and for… the President.

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