The Revue screens Kings of Pastry doc as part of foodie film series
Attention pastry nerds: you might want to consider cancelling your evening plans, because tonight The Revue on Roncesvalles is showing Kings of Pastry, D. A. Pennebaker’s documentary about Chicago-based pastry chef Jacquy Pfeiffer and the gruelling Meilleur Ouvrier de France (MOF) competition as part of its food-themed series, The Epicure’s Revue. Every four years, 16 of the world’s finest pastry chefs meet in Lyon to duel it out over three intensive days for the right to wear the coveted red-, white- and blue-striped collar, one of the highest honours in French cooking. Chefs work around the clock, perfecting dozens of unique creations before a verdict is handed down by a group of master judges, themselves all MOFs. Think Ace of Cakes meets Top Chef, but a lot more complicated and with a wicked French accent. After the show, some restaurants and food shops from the area will be offering film-appropriate dishes, including Barque’s popular pecan pie, The Local’s Irish truffle and The Chocolateria’s Nanaimo bars and house-made ice cream.