SOURCE: San Diego Film Foundation

San Diego Film Festival

September 29, 2015 16:07 ET

Culinary Cinema -- This Sunday at the 14th Annual San Diego Film Festival

Two Films About Food and Celebrity Chefs Serve Food About the Films!

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwired - September 29, 2015) - The San Diego Film Festival's Culinary Cinema is a recipe for Sunday fun! The ingredients include two cuisine themed screenings and after each movie celebrity chefs will serve food and wine tastings celebrating the films. It takes place this Sunday, October 4th at the Arclight Cinemas in La Jolla at 10:30am and 11:30am with tickets at $45 per person.

"For the foodie in all of us, what could be more fun than a lazy Sunday starting with a film about the renowned Georges Perrier's passions for the legendary offerings at his French restaurant followed by wine and tastings from Chef Bernard Guillas and Chef Yannick Engerran… and then you have a second film about chefs on a road trip through South America to spark their passion for their culinary heritage followed by Chef Chad White's interpretation of the film's food," said Tonya Mantooth, Executive Vice President & Director of Programming of the San Diego Film Festival who selected the films.

"We are pleased to be partnering with Fast Forward Events to create this Culinary Cinema experience for this year's San Diego Film Festival," she added.

The Chefs:

  • Chef Bernard Guillas, Executive Chef, The Marine Room, La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club, The Shores
  • Chef Yannick Engerran, Awarded Titles 'Maitre Saucier', European Champion of Foie Gras, Executive Chef - Paris Event Prestige
  • Chef Chad White, La Justina, Tijuana and Comun Taquera, San Diego
  • And featuring Baja wineries selected by Fernando Gaxiola, Baja Food & Wine.

The Films:

  • King Georges Le Bec-Fin, one of the finest French restaurants in the country. Georges Perrier, nearly as iconic as his landmark eatery, prepares to sell the restaurant after more than four decades in business, but has trouble letting go of the spatula. Frankel captures this mercurial, passionate, quixotic force of nature as he struggles to preserve his sumptuous Gallic dishes in an era where casual attitudes and lighter fare reign. Co-starring Perrier's protégé, Chef Nicholas Elmi ("Top Chef" 2014) King Georges is a feast for the eyes, and a touching portrait of a master artist in the twilight of his career who realizes he is still hungry for seconds.
  • Cooking Up a Tribute chronicles an unprecedented journey in which one of the best restaurants in the world closes its doors for five weeks in order to go on the road. In their travels around four South American countries, the team from El Celler de Can Roca pays tribute to Mexican, Peruvian and Colombian cuisine with their own personal reinterpretation of local ingredients and traditions.

More information and to purchase tickets to go San Diego Film Festival/Culinary Cinema.

About the San Diego Film Festival
Founded in 2001, the San Diego Film Festival, currently produced by the San Diego Film Foundation, is the region's premier showcase for outstanding U.S. and international independent filmmaking. The five-day event is an entertaining, enlightening and educational gathering that embraces the region's diverse cultural landscape, enhances the arts community and expands the economic vitality of San Diego. Learn more about the San Diego Film Festival at, or on Facebook and Twitter.

About the San Diego Film Foundation
The San Diego Film Foundation is an educational 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that produces the annual San Diego Film Festival. Its mission is to support the art of independent filmmaking through producing an annual film festival, developing stimulating film-related events throughout the year, supporting and nurturing student filmmaking programs in local schools, supporting the development of the local filmmaking industry, and enhancing the economic growth of San Diego.

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