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FEAST YOUR EYES: JIRO DREAMS OF SUSHI

Director: David Gelb

88 minutes, U.S.A., 2012, Subtitled, Colour, Blu-ray


Our monthly gastronomic feature followed by a meal in the IFI Café Bar.

 

THE FILM

Little wonder that world-renowned 85-year-old chef Jiro Ono dreams of sushi, when the proprietor of the triple-Michelin-starred Sukiyabashi Jiro restaurant has been assembling the delicacy for over half a century. As a subject for David Gelb’s documentary feature debut, the visionary Jiro and his singularly driven work ethic make for engaging material, and the film captures each piece of soy-brushed sushi with precise clarity. Offering an intimate portrayal of the unparalleled success of Jiro’s understated but not inexpensive 10-seater restaurant situated underneath an office block beside a Tokyo subway station, this is a study of both Jiro and his enduring legacy.

THE FOOD

After the film, join us in the IFI Café Bar for your choice of the following: Soba (そば), Japanese buckwheat noodles with vegetables and tofu (V), Ramen (ラーメン), Japanese egg noodle soup with seafood,  Yakitori (やきとり) or Japanese chicken skewers with soured rice

Tickets €20. Free list suspended

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