Jacques Torres (“Mr. Chocolate”), who New York Magazine called the city’s own Willy Wonka, will join POV and documentary luminaries D A Pennebaker & Chris Hegedus at the Brooklyn Museum for a sneak preview screening of the critically acclaimed documentary Kings of Pastry.
Pennebaker and Hegedus received unprecedented access to the competition for the Meilleurs Ouvriers de France (MOF) awards, the country’s Nobel Prize for pastry. 16 chefs, including Jacquy Pfeiffer, co-founder of Chicago’s French Pastry School, whip up the most gorgeous, delectable, gravity-defying concoctions and edge-of-your-seat drama as they deliver their spun-sugar desserts to the display table.
Nancy Banks-Smith from The Guardian says, “I never saw so many strong men sobbing at once.”
Buy your tickets now and get at an exclusive backstage pass to the greatest pastry competition in the world! For more information, visit the Brooklyn Museum Events Calendar.
Thursday, May 26, 2011, at 7PM
Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium, 3rd Floor
The Brooklyn Museum — Tickets
Kings of Pastry launches the 24th season of POV on Tuesday, June 21, 2011, at 10 PM on PBS. POV continues on Tuesdays through Sept. 27 and concludes with special broadcasts in 2011 and 2012.