7 2021


9 2021

Cakes of Versailles - Film & Baking Demonstration

7:00PM - 9:00PM  

Contact Hallie Freed

Toledo Jewish Film Club presents: Ottolenghi and the cakes of Versailles

Running Time – 76 minutes

Home viewing available from Monday, February 1 through Sunday, February 7

Create an account, reserve your tickets in advance at: toledojff.eventive.org

You will receive a reminder email when the film becomes available on February 1st.

***Between February 1 - 7th, once you 'unlock' the film, you will have 48 hours to view the film***

Free Event - Please note: This can only be seen by viewers in Ohio.

Join fellow film and food lovers for a delicious journey with Yotam Ottolenghi in Ottolenghi and the cakes of Versailles.

The film follows Yotam Ottolenghi, the London-based, Israeli chef and celebrated author of the cookbooks “Jerusalem” and “Plenty,” as he is enlisted by New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art to organize a food gala inspired by the museum’s exhibit “Visitors to Versailles.” Also featuring Chefs Dominique Ansel (NYC), Sam Bompas (London), Dinara Kasko (Ukraine), Ghaya Oliveira (Tunisia/USA), and Janice Wong (Singapore).

In partnership with IFC Films and Tamar Simon from Mean Streets Management

Any questions? Contact Hallie Freed at hallie@jewishtoledo.org or 419-724-0362


Cakes of Versailles zoom call with Director Laura Gabbert and cake demonstration with Toledo baker extraordinaire Deborah Norin-Kuehn

Sunday, February 7

7 p.m.

Register in advance for this meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEsd-qrpzItGd30d1fil3_GLDEWYZEhYrey


Laura Gabbert, director of Ottolenghi and the Cakes of Versailles, will be joining our Toledo family to talk about this deliciously amazing film followed by a baking demonstration of Ottolenghi’s famous apple and olive oil cake with maple frosting by Deborah Norin-Kuehn (as filmed, directed and edited by her talented daughter Zoe Kuehn)

Documentary director Laura Gabbert’s critically acclaimed films deploy full measures of humor and drama to unflinchingly put a human face on a range of social and cultural issues. NO IMPACT MAN (Sundance ’09), which the LA Times called “terrifically entertaining, compelling and extremely funny,” played theatrically in over 30 cities. Her previous film SUNSET STORY (PBS) won prizes at Tribeca and LAFF. About it, the New York Times wrote, “Sunset Story may break your heart, but it will also make your day.” Gabbert directed the feature film CITY OF GOLD (Sundance 2015) about Pulitzer Prize winning food writer Jonathan Gold. The film played theatrically in over 50 markets. About it, the New York Times wrote “the film does as much to demystify and yet romanticize Los Angeles as any Chandler novel.” Vogue Magazine included CITY OF GOLD in their list of the “the 60 best documentaries of all time.” In 2017 Gabbert was a director on the Netflix show UGLY

DELICIOUS and directed the Field of Vision short film MONUMENT | MONUMENTO about a unique spot on the US Mexico border. Most recently, she directed the feature documentary OTTOLENGHI AND THE CAKES OF VERSAILLES about a collaboration between chef Yotam Ottolenghi and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. She is currently codirecting the seven-part nonfiction series THE POWER OF FILM based on the lectures of legendary film scholar Howard Suberx