If you love food, you will love this film!
A NIR BASHAN FILM
Behind the Scenes at One of America's Finest Restaurants in Pursuit of the Dream
L.A.'s Hottest Young Chefs Heat it Up at
Wildly Successful Five Star Restaurant
Michael's Santa Monica
From award-winning director Nir Bashan comes an intimate look at the inner workings of one of Americas most acclaimed restaurants. The Kitchen is a film about the trials and tribulations that chefs must go through in a fine dining establishment in order to realize their dream of turning out culinary works of art -- not just once, but night after night -- with epicurian excellence.
Experience the world inside the renowned Michael's Santa Monica restaurant. Go "behind the curtain" and delve into the real lives of an all-star team as they pull together every evening's five-star performance. Starring celebrity chefs, including Michael McCarty, and some wonderful, fast-paced cooking, this mouth-watering film is for food lovers everywhere!
Director Nir Bashan is a disnguished writer/director having won many film festivals and awards over his very young career. He has directed commercials and shorts, yet feature filmmaking is his life's work. Mr. Bashan uses the tools of emotion and empathy for the human condition to craft a cinematic apparatus borrowed from yersteryear iin order to define film classically, yet allowing the resulting films to be refined by modernity.
~ MICHAEL McCARTY: Michael has been in the restaurant industry for about 30 years, runs an internationally renown, five start restaurants (Michael's) in Santa Monica, Ca and New York City, and is one of the founders of California Cuisine, along with Alice Waters, Wolfgang Puck and Jermiah Towers.
~ CHIEF NADAV BASHAN: Chef Bashan has recently been honoured by the James Beard Foundation in New York City as being one of the top chefs in Los Angeles. After being helping with the explosive growth of Michael's Santa Monica Restaurant, as head chef, he joined Star Chef Michael Cimarusti (again as head chef) opening his new Los Angeles restaurant, Providence.
~ CHEF OLIVER ROUSSELLE: Chef Rouselle's earliest memories involve watching his mother cook, often a disasterous experience. He say, My mother couldn't cook, really, so when I was young I decided that if I was to eat properly, I would have to do it myself. Chef Rousselle studied in France under Michelin Star rated chefs, then came to U.S. at the request of Michael McCarty to head Michael's Santa Monica.
~ SOMMELIER - PAUL EINBUND: Paul has always had a love for wine, so he decided to make it his career. He studied at some of Los Angeles' finest restaurants, including Melisee and The WaterGrill. And when last contacted, was sommelier at TarTare, George Marrone's famous restaurant in San Francisco.
~ GENERAL MANAGER - MARK GOLDFARB: Mark learned management during college as a way to help pay tuition. He is now a full time General manager and left a post with The Patina Group in Los Angeles to become G.M. at Michael's Santa Monica. He loves what he does and is one of the insdustry's preeminent G.M.s.
DVD 74 minutes SV3132DVD $29.95 ISBN 978-1-56889-313-6
LIGHTWORKS AUDIO & VIDEO
A MOO COW FILMS PRODUCTION
in association with
3 BASHAN PICTURES
a NIR BASHAN film
MICHAEL McCARTY, NADAV BASHAN, OLIVER ROUSSELLE, PAUL EINBUND,
MARK GOLDFARB and MICHAEL STERN
art director FRANCISCO A. DE LA TORRE-ROCHA
executive producer YANIV BASHAN co-executive producer NADAV BASHAN
written, produced and directed by NIR BASHAN