GR interviewed David Gelb a while back about this film. You can read the interview here. Imagine a person who strives for perfection. It doesn’t have to be in food, it could be anything. Searching for it and finding it is a rare thing, and Jiro has done that. The film is stunning, seriously, and it’s opening up nation wide now! Here’s a link to the page. For anyone local in LA, it begins today at the Nuart.
Michelin Lists… They’re for the wealthiest to eat food and experience the taste of great but expensive. Japan now tops France as the country with the most three star restaurants. The list is to come out in December. (WSJ – Michelin List) Perennial winner, Sukiyabashi Jiro, as seen in a previous interview, boasts three stars by the oldest of chefs. The documentary, Jiro Dreams of Sushi is set to come out next year into theaters. Read the interview with director David Gelb, here.
Most of us have eaten sushi in one form or another. I’d like to think that I’m fairly adept, my mother owning a sushi restaurant for decades in Santa Monica. I’ve seen the rise of the American sushi movement from the early 80s. Sushi is now available everywhere, from your local supermarkets to the secret sushi locations that feature high end everything at unpublished, market rate prices. People talk about them, as if they’re holding onto a secret. Yet one place stands alone at the top of the rugged mountain of sushi establishments, and it’s Sukiyabashi Jiro – a restaurant that’s garnered back to back Michelin three star ratings in 2008 and 2009. It’s the food lovers holy grail. Filmmaker...
I’ll be interviewing the filmmakers tomorrow night. It’s $20, but you can see this engrossing documentary that any food fan should see. Yes, you spend $20 on a simple appetizer so this isn’t much more, but what you do get is an insane tale of a sushi place that’s Michelin 3 star rated. Meals there begin at $300 and never disappoint. Make reservations one month in advance! This is part of the Cape Legacy Series which I’m proud to be part of. [youtube]Hi1jxRanimU[/youtube]