August 23, 2017 - 6:30 pm
JEREMIAH TOWER: THE LAST MAGNIFICENT explores the remarkable life of Jeremiah Tower, one of the most controversial and influential figures in the history of American gastronomy.
Tower began his career at the renowned Chez Panisse in Berkeley in 1972, becoming a pioneering figure in the emerging California cuisine movement. After leaving Chez Panisse, due in part to a famously contentious relationship with founder Alice Waters, Tower went on to launch his own legendary Stars Restaurant in San Francisco — until Tower mysteriously walked away, disappearing entirely from the restaurant world for decades.
Featuring interviews with Mario Batali, Ruth Reichl, Martha Stewart and executive producer Anthony Bourdain, this delicious documentary catches up with Tower and tells the story of the rise and fall of America’s first celebrity chef.