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Menus-Plaisirs – Les Troisgros

Season 2024 Episode 1 | 3hr 59m 51s

'Menus-Plaisirs – Les Troisgros', a film by Frederick Wiseman, showcases the Troisgros family restaurant, which has held 3 Michelin stars for 55 years over four generations. The film is about the artistry, ingenuity, and imagination that goes into creating and presenting meals of the highest quality. It follows Michel Troisgros, as he turns over responsibility of the restaurant to his son, César.

Aired: 03/21/24 | Expires: 04/20/24
MENUS-PLAISIRS - LES TROISGROS is a film by Frederick Wiseman. Producer, Director, Editor Frederick Wiseman, photography James Bishop, sound Jean-Paul Mugel, producers Karen Konicek & Oliver Giel. Produced by 3 Star LLC in association with Zipporah Films, GBH, and the Independent Television Service (ITVS), with funding provided to ITVS by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. The film was made possible by JustFilms Ford Foundation and Pershing Square Foundation. Fiscal sponsor Filmmakers Collaborative.
The kitchen bustles as the orders come in, and some diners get a tour of the kitchen.
Chefs work on some meticulously crafted plates, and Michel discusses evolving cuisine.
Watch the meticulous detail and artistry that goes into plating some stunning desserts.
Armed with baskets, Troisgros staff members set off to gather greens for the day's menu.
In this clip, César and his father Michel give discerning feedback on some menu items.
Chef César Troisgros checks on the meat that is being smoked outside his restaurant.
Troisgros wait staff guide diners through the complex and artistic dishes with expertise.
Veal brains and frogs are among the dishes being prepared in the Troisgros kitchens.
At Troisgros, chefs work with quiet precision to prep the raw ingredients for the dishes.
This Wiseman documentary follows a family, who manage three quality restaurants in France.