DVD Release: Ottolenghi and the Cakes of Versailles

DVD Release Date: April 27, 2021
Price: DVD $19.98
Studio: IFC

Via London, Versailles, and Instagram, Ottolenghi and the Cakes of Versailles follows renowned Israeli-British chef Yotam Ottolenghi on his quest to bring the sumptuous art and decadence of Versailles to life in cake form at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

In the Laurie Gabbert-directed documentary, we see Yotam assemble a team—a veritable who’s who of the dessert world, including Dominique Ansel and Dinara Kasko—to help bring his vision to life. The pastry chefs create a true feast of Versailles complete with a cocktail whirlpool and posh jello shots, architectural mousse cakes, chocolate sculptures, swan pastries, and an edible garden. Yotam acts as our guide throughout, disassembling pastries to give us the history of ingredients that we now take for granted, like sugar and chocolate.

The unrated doc is undeniably mouth-watering as it captures the heights of culinary excellence—not to mention the allure of decadent desserts…

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Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.