Haute Cuisine

(2013)

Hortense Laborie (Catherine Frot), a renowned chef from Perigord, is astonished when the President of the Republic (Jean d’Ormesson) appoints her his personal cook, responsible for creating all his meals at the Elysée 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. Based on the extraordinary true story of President Francois Mitterand's private cook.

‘Haute Cuisine’ Trailer

‘Haute Cuisine’ Trailer

The arrival of an unorthodox chef shakes up the kitchen at France's Elysee Palace in the first trailer for Haute Cuisine. Catherine Frot stars as Hortense Laborie, who is appointed the personal cook of France's President of the Republic (Jean d'Ormesson). Watch as the kitchen heats up in this comedy from director Christian Vincent, based on the true story of French president Francoise Mitterand's own personal chef.

Hortense Laborie (Catherine Frot), a renowned chef from Perigord, is astonished when the President of the Republic (Jean d'Ormesson) appoints her his personal cook, responsible for creating all his meals at the Elysée 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. Based on the extraordinary true story of President François Mitterand's private cook.

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