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Members’ Screening: Ottolenghi and the Cakes of Versailles

We’re thrilled to partner with IFC Films to host an exclusive virtual members’ screening of Ottolenghi and the Cakes of Versailles followed by a live virtual Q&A with director Laura Gabbert and guests from the film. The film will stream starting at 7pm CT and the live Q&A will follow at 8:30pm in the streaming portal. Come with questions!

This exclusive preview screening is open only to Cinema/Chicago members. Become a member today to claim your free ticket and get exclusive perks to the 56th Chicago International Film Festival!


Via London, Versailles, and Instagram, Ottolenghi and the Cakes of Versailles follows famous chef Yotam Ottolenghi on his quest to bring the sumptuous art and decadence of Versailles to life in cake form at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. He assembles a team—a veritable who’s who of the dessert world, including Dominique Ansel and Dinara Kasko—to help bring his vision to life. The pastry chefs create a true feast of Versailles complete with a cocktail whirlpool and posh jello shots, architectural mousse cakes, chocolate sculptures, swan pastries, and an edible garden. Ottolenghi acts as our guide throughout, disassembling pastries to give us the history of ingredients that we now take for granted, like sugar and chocolate. Ottolenghi and the Cakes of Versailles perfectly captures the heights of human achievement and the frailty of decadence, adding taste as one more sense with which to experience the Met.

Ottolenghi and the Cakes of Versailles opens September 25 in theaters and on demand.

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Wednesday, September 23, 2020
7:00pm – 9:00pm

Cinema/Chicago website

This virtual event is open to Cinema/Chicago members.

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