Friday, April 5th

Film Synopsis

The Taste of Things (2023)



Set in France in 1889, the film follows the life of Dodin Bouffant as a chef living with his personal cook and lover Eugénie. They share a long history of gastronomy and love but Eugénie refuses to marry Dodin, so the food lover decides to do something he has never done before: cook for her. Starring Juliette Binoche, Benoît Magimel

  • Rating: Rated PG-13
  • Running Time:  2 hours 15 minutes
  • Language: French with English subtitles
  • Written and Directed by Tran Anh Hung (Festival de Cannes “Best Director”)

AFTER THE FILM: Culinary Tribute to the film at The CIA at Copia – The Chuck Williams Culinary Arts Museum



  • Sumptuous French cuisine and wine inspired by the film and  prepared Maître Cuisiniers de France (Master Chefs of France) Rolland Passot and Joel Guillion.
  • Price for Screening and Dinner: $195
  • Price for Film Only: $25
  • Price for Dinner Only: $170

Dinner Menu

Amuse Bouche

Crème de Petits Pois

chilled pea soup, crispy bacon, brioche

First Course

Quenelle de Coquilles St. Jacques. Sauce Homardine

sea scallop mousse, lobstersauce, Tsar Ossetra Caviar

Main Course

Plat de Côte de Bœuf, Sauce Bourguignonne

short rib “lollipops”, red wine sauce, spring vegetables


Omelette Norvégienne, Fraise, Vanille

baked Alaska, strawberry, vanilla ice cream


with specially selected wines to accompany the dinner


Roland Passot is a French chef and restaurateur. His most well-known restaurant, La Folie, was open in San Francisco from 1988 to 2020. He is also owner of the more casual Left Bank Basseries and LB Steak restaurants. Passot was named one of “the eight wonders of Bay Area dining” by San Francisco Chronicle lead critic Michael Bauer. Among his many accolades he was inducted into the Maitres Cuisinier de France in 1991, was a multi-year winner of James Beard Best Chef in California, and was awarded a Michelin star for La Folie.

Joel Guillion is a French chef who has worked around the world and among world-renowned Three Michelin Star Chefs like, Paul Bocuse, Alain Chapel, Gerard Vier, Marc Meneau, Michel Bras, Antoine Westerman and Jany Gleize.  In 2013 he was Awarded by the Maître Cuisiniers de France congrès in Charleston presenting him with the Award for: “Chef de L’année 2013 North America” (Maître Cuisiniers de France: Chef of the Year 2013 in North America).


All Events located at The CIA at Copia


The Taste of Things (2023)

7:30PM dinner

Culinary Tribute to the film prepared by “Master Chefs of France” Roland Passot & Joel Guillion

The Chuck Williams Culinary Arts Museum

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