A rare opportunity to observe one of the world's most important and influential chefs, Step Up To The Plate brings us inside the kitchen of French master Michel Bras and follows his surprising decision to hand over the reigns of his renowned 3-Michelin Star restaurant to his son Sebastien.
Unless you know these people personally, there is no point in watching this relentlessly boring, bland, beige snoozer. Even the food segments were unbearable. Fussy, overly precious preparation of dishes that were absurd in their lack of appeal, done in complete SILENCE. I got so irritated, I started blurting out phrases like "Are you kidding me?!" "Is this some kind of a joke?" and "You couldn't pay me to eat that B.S.". The best looking food in the whole thing were the cheese and jam sandwiches the woman made at the very end of the film. What a waste of my time.
Michel Bras is a master, and turning his restaurant over to son Sebastian is a huge leap. This film provides a real look at the people behind the restaurant and captures the intensity and dedication of both men (and their colleagues). The outtakes/extra footage provided is absolutely worth viewing (they take up as mach time as the finished film) as they take you even deeper into what makes this one of the most respected restaurants in the world.
MICHEL BRAS, the inventor of the Molten Lava Cake, This chef and his son Sebastien passion for food goes above beyond perfection. Good and Long I didn't want it stop, also the deleted scenes are over an hour, and gives a rich history on Bras started.. I'm excited talking about now, I'm about to go watch again.
I am a professional and I thought it a great attempt to explore culinary history within one family. Cinematography great but if you are expecting a film all about food, this will not measure up in that regard. But over all an excellent filmography.