EST. 2009

October 21, 2011

That Pleasure for the Prudent

SO AS NOT TO SPOIL IT for those who have not seen the film, I concentrate on just the feast from Babette's Feast. That very fine, French and lavish feast so painful to see, especially when you've had a meal in France before and just haven't quite found anything that comes close.

Presented with much indulgence, the preparation and consumption scenes of Babette's famed dinner runs for almost half an hour. Half an hour of watching caviar, quail, truffle, turtle, foie gras and champagne mix and meld and melt in their not-too-enthusiastic mouths.

Agony. Do not watch while hungry.

Babette's Feast, 1987. Directed by Gabriel Axel.