ARTE FRANCE, 2P2L
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In 1863, Edouard Manet painted a controversial Luncheon on the Grass that caused a scandal at the time. The curator of the Musée d’Orsay explains the painting to Michelin-starred chef of the Ambroisie restaurant Mathieu Pacaud.
The young chef then takes inspiration from this canvas that revolutionised painting. On the menu: pâté en croute, 19th century-style, and the cooking of a forgotten bird, the famous Houdan chicken. This provides the opportunity to examine the culinary customs of the era, the art of the picnic, and the history of absinthe, as well as the favourite treats of the impressionist painters’ models. A food-lover’s lunch, modelled on its era, the Second French Empire.