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Featuring Renowned Restaurateurs
DANIEL, CAFE BOULUD, DB BISTRO MODERNE, FEAST & FETES
LE CIRQUE 2000, LE CIRQUE LAS VEGAS, LE CIRQUE MEXICO CITY
BALTHAZAR, PASTIS, PRAVDA
UNION SQUARE CAFE, GRAMERCY TAVERN, ELEVEN MADISON PARK, TABLA, BLUE SMOKE
NOBU, MONTRACHET, TRIBECA GRILL
JEAN GEORGES, JO JO, VONG, MARKET (PARIS)
EAT THIS NEW YORK is the story of two best friends' struggle to open a restaurant in the food capital of the world. As Billy Phelps and John McCormick suffer through financial crisis, the loss of their chef, and a crumbling relationship, the filmmakers turn the camera on New York City's legendary restaurateurs who prove that dreams can come true.
Throughout the movie, New York City's renowned restaurateurs and chefs reflect on the challenges of opening and running a restaurant. Like the chorus of a Greek play, Daniel Boulud, Sirio Maccioni, Keith McNally, Drew Nieporent, Jean-Georges Vongerichten, and Danny Meyer act as a foil to the idealistic entrepreneurs.
Enormously satisfying and moving... you really should see it. --Ann Hornaday, The Washington Post
Will grip those fascinated by the restaurant business. --Elvis Mitchell, The New York Times
The real deal... should be shown to incoming classes at culinary schools for years to come. --Anthony Bourdain, Author Kitchen Confidential Entree Sides