Haute Cuisine – Movie Ticket Giveaway!

Does anyone else love watching a movie where food is one of the major stars? I know I do! My mind wanders to films like Julie and Julia, Chocolat or more recently documentaries like Jiro Dreams of Sushi. The upcoming addition to this collection is a new French foodie film called Haute Cuisine, which opens at cinemas nationally on April 25.

Haute Cuisine, (French title, Les Saveurs du Palais)

Hortense Laborie, a renowned chef from the Périgord, is astonished when the President of the Republic appoints her his personal cook, responsible for creating all his meals at the Élysée Palace. Despite jealous resentment from the other kitchen staff, Hortense quickly establishes herself, thanks to her indomitable spirit. The authenticity of her cooking soon seduces the President, but the corridors of power are littered with traps…



Haute Cuisine is a delicious drama with a generous pinch of comedy, based on the extraordinary true story of President François Mitterand’s private cook, Daniele Delpeuch.




It’s filmed on location at the Élysée Palace, in regional France and Antartica, and full of mouth watering dishes and incredible foodie imagery.





The film is directed by French film director and screenwriter, Christian Vincent and stars Catherine Frot (nominated for a Cesar Award for Best Actress), Jean D’Ormesson and Hippolyte Girardot.

A trailer is available for viewing at http://www.transmissionfilms.com.au/index.php/haute-cuisine/

Sounds pretty good to me! I was getting hungry just looking at the pics! If you think it sounds like it could be right up your alley too, then happy days because I’ve been given 5 double passes  to give away. In WA this film will be showing from April 25th at Cinema Paradiso in Northbridge and Luna on SX in Fremantle.

For you chance to win a double just post a comment below this blog and let me know what your favourite French food is? Hmmm maybe it’s crème brulee or could be French onion soup or even escargot!

The competition will be open until Friday, April 19th, at 5pm and I’ll post the passes out to the lucky winners.

Good luck.. or should I say bonne chance 🙂


27 thoughts

  1. Almond croissants- I am still dreaming about these after a recent trip to Paris, they are just not the same here in Perth. The story behind them (they create them as a way to use up day old croissants) made me love them even more!

  2. the Macaroon holds the dearest place in my heart (after the nutella crepes eaten by the Eiffel tower!)

  3. I love many things French! Duck confit, French sauces rich and buttery, pastries, cheese… Is wine a food? Because I love French wines. But if if you just give me the perfect French baguette with a crisp chewy crust and melt in your mouth inside with a bit of fresh churned butter I will think I’ve died and gone to heaven!

  4. I really struggle to go past creme brulee – my dad has the same issue with creme caramel so I didn’t stand a chance really!!

  5. Mille-feuille without a doubt…beautiful custard cream and pastry, what else does one really need??

  6. The best french dessert is snow eggs in custard or creme caramel! Both are delicious & deceptively simple to make.

  7. My own cooking style is rustic; so French food, with its precision, rich and complex sauces, a carefully boned quail or two, cream and butter is my ultimate inspiration.
    The best ? Eating an onion tart, then profiteroles on the Champs Élysées.

  8. Croquembouche! My mum made for my 16th and 21st birthdays. Definitely my favourite dessert and French food!

  9. How can you go past cassoulet? Never mind creme brûlée or croquembouche both a bit too sweet. French onion soup? Plutot passe n’est il pas? Escargots? Too finickey to dig the little blighters out of their shells. But cassoulet with confit duck and toulouse sausages, pork belly and cannelini beans all nestling under a crust of golden breadcrumbs, now that’s eating pleasure

  10. I love Tarte Tatin 🙂 Up side down caramelised apple tart. It’s nice when the tart is hot and you eat it with ice cream. I think I ll make one this weekend!

  11. It would have to be flaming Crème brûlée! I had one served to me in Paris and I can honestly say nothing is more thrilling than finishing a meal with a flaming dessert in your face.

  12. I love a deeply flavoured, long simmered coq au vin in winter, and can’t go past french desserts like tarte tatin and clafoutis using seasonal fruits. So much to adore!

  13. As it turns out I wound up with 10 doubles to give away and with thanks to my barrel boy GG the lucky winners were:

    1. Bhavia (04/04/13) – Mille feuille
    2. Lauren (04/04/13) – Duck confit
    3. Nathalie (19/04/13) – Tarte Tatin
    4. Nadia Daljac (04/04/13) – Crème Brulee
    5. Kathy Nguyen (19/04/13) – Ratatouille
    6. The Baking Jogger Blogger (04/04/13) – Almond Croissant
    7. Mike (04/04/13) – Pate de fois gras
    8. Lauren (04/04/13) – Macaroon
    9. Gemma (12/04/13) – Crochembouche
    10. Jacqui (04/04/13) – Crème Brulee

    If the lucky winners are able to send me through their postal address to perthmunchkin@hotmail.com I’ll make sure your passes are sent out as soon as possible.

    Thanks to everyone who entered!


  14. Thanks for the competition. Well done the winners. I guess all of us, winners and non-winners, will be watching Haute Cuisine in the next week or two

  15. Saw Haute Cuisine today. Typically understated French movie. Thoroughly enjoyed it especially the focus on very different dishes some of which I fully intend to try

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