FRESH PICKS – Saturday, October 27

From Scottish spirits and family traditions to pasta perfection

SCOTCH: A GOLDEN DREAM

Director Andrew Peat

This beautifully photographed ode to Jim McEwan, one of the godfathers of Scotch whisky, brims with gorgeous scenes of Scotland, distilling, and the colourful characters behind scotch.

 

TAZZEKA

Director Jean-Phillipe Gaud

Growing up in the Moroccan village of Tazzeka, Elias learned the secrets of traditional Moroccan cuisine from his grandmother. Meeting a top Paris chef and a young woman named Salma inspires him to leave home to become a chef.

 

FUNKE

Director Gab Taraboulsy

When prodigious chef Evan Funke inexplicably walks away from his critically acclaimed restaurant his life and career are thrust into a dark vortex. Years later, still healing from the pain of emotional and financial ruin, Evan begins mounting his comeback, eyeing the most competitive street in America as a stage for the dying art of handmade pasta. Reconnecting with the best artisan pasta makers in the world, Funke finds himself fighting to fulfill his artistic destiny while battling the impossibly volatile LA restaurant industry.

 

CHEF FLYNN

Director Cameron Yates

The true story of culinary wünderkind Flynn McGarry and his rise from child chef and self-taught dinner party host to owning a high-profile restaurant in New York, all before he was 19!

 

 

Eat it Up! Drink it in!

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Devour! The Food Film Fest (Devour!) is a transformative food and film experience combining cinematic excellence with extraordinary gastronomic activities. The annual six-day festival hosts 100+ events, celebrated filmmakers and high-profile chefs from around the globe. Devour! takes place in Wolfville, Kings County, the agricultural heartland of Nova Scotia; home to a thriving wine industry and hospitable community with a longstanding farm-to-table ethos. Devour! aims to inspire people to think differently about food and create a deeper connection to it.