Cooking Up a Tribute

2015 | Spain | NR | 87 min.


City Opera House Sat, Jul 30, 2016 6:00 PM
Film Info
Section:The Sidebar: Food on Film
Release Year:2015
Runtime:87 min.
Production Country:Spain
Original Language:Spanish
Cast/Crew Info
Cast:Joan Roca
Jordi Roca
Josep Roca
Director:Luis González
Andrea Gómez
Screenwriter:Luis González
Andrea Gómez
Cinematography:Jaime Rebato
Felipe Vara de Rey
Editing By:Nacho Ruiz Capillas


With chefs today regularly achieving rock star status in the eyes of the Western world, it seems only natural that they should also embark on world tours from time to time. After the famed Spanish eatery El Celler de Can Roca unseated Noma to be named the best restaurant in the world by Restaurant magazine, the three Roca brothers who run it decided to shut down their business for five weeks and take their entire staff on a six-city tour. Their ambitious goal: to expand their palettes and create 57 new dishes using local flavors and ingredients as a tribute to each region. As they globetrot to Lima, Bogota, Monterrey, Mexico City, Dallas, and Houston, the tantalizing food and drink of each city takes center stage. Part mouthwatering foodie doc, part sweeping travelogue, “Cooking Up a Tribute” demonstrates how a great meal can transcend cultural divides and connect us. Food on Film Series Participating Chefs: Myles Anton, Trattoria Stella; Simon Joseph, Harvest and Gaijin; Pete Peterson, Alliance and Tapawingo.