The Sonoma International Film Festival once again collaborated with Devour! to present a “Chefs & Shorts” Culinary Event Honoring Chef Jacques Pépin.
EatDrinkFilms is proud to offer you a chance to watch some of the short films that were paired with these chefs dishes.
We only wish we could offer you some of the wonderful food and drink. But until someone invents a way to eat off your screen we are lucky to be able to participate in this part of the event. And you can visit the various restaurants that participated.
Read an interview with Lia Rinaldo and Michael Howell, Co-Directors of Devour! and creators of “Chefs & Shorts.”
Here is the line-up.
|Champagne!||Sober Island Oysters
(NS) Champlain gelee,
chive mignonette and blossoms
|Michael Howell||Devour! The Food Film Fest||Breathless||Blanc De Blancs|
|The Cocktail Party||Chilled English pea soup
spring onion confit, Iberico ham, peppermint chantilly, garden blossoms
|Ari Weiswasser||Glen Ellen Star/Park Avenue Catering||Viansa||2021 Terra Collection, Morning Sun Vineyard, Pinot Grigio|
|Egg||Tempura “Eco Terreno” Farm Egg, Springs Vegetables ragout with morels, Ramp Spring Garlic Soubise , winter Truffle||Roland Passot||Left Bank||Bee Hunter||2015 Oppenlander Pinot Noir|
|Sorry Not Sorry||Duck Breast with Plum
Galette, Barrel Aged
Vermouth & Plum Butter
|Seadon Shouse||Timber Cove Resort||Chateau St. Jean||2018 Chateau St. Jean Cinq Cépages Red Blend, Sonoma County|
|That’s My Jazz||“Young Boy in a Smoky Jazz Club”. Dark chocolate Tartelette with White Chocolate cigarette||Ken Frank||La Toque||Anaba||2017 Red Aero Port, Sonoma Mountain|
Sober Island Oysters (NS) Champlain gelee, chive mignonette and blossoms paired with Champagne by Olivia Saperstein
Chilled English pea soup spring onion confit, Iberico ham, peppermint chantilly, garden blossoms paired with The Cocktail Party by Jessica Sanders (trailer)
Tempura “Eco Terreno” Farm Egg, Springs Vegetables ragout with morels, Ramp Spring Garlic Soubise , winter Truffle paired with Egg by Michael Goldberg (trailer)
Duck Breast with Plum, Galette, Barrel Aged, Vermouth & Plum Butter paired with Sorry, Not Sorry by Monique Sorgen
“Young Boy in a Smoky Jazz Club”. Dark chocolate Tartelette with White Chocolate cigarette paired with That’s My Jazz by Ben Proudfoot (nominated for Best Short Documentary for The Queen of Basketball (2022) and A Concerto is a Conversation (2021))
Jacques Pépin: The Art of Craft by Peter Stein (trailer)
Scenes s from the film.
Filmmaker Peter Stein on the making of his film.
About the Jacques Pépin Foundation
Bonus Favorite of Michael Howell as mentioned in the interview:
Loss of Taste by Luca Nestola