Michel Roux will take the audience on a journey back to his own beginnings and explore the art, science and eternal attraction of the perfect sweet delicacy. Part history, part gastronomy but completely seductive, this film will be a documentary exploration of a love affair with pastry and patisserie. From childhood favourites to incredible gravity defying greats like wedding croquembouche, and reconstructed historic pieces-montées, strange ancient recipes and incredible modern creations, Michel will bear witness to the creation of sweet perfection.
Michel delves into the sweet world of high fashion, discovering how patissiers are positioning themselves as luxury brands, food fashion houses. He visits Herme's kitchens as well as Philippe Conticini with his 'Pastry Shop of Dreams', where he discovers the precision, personality and brilliance that go into their gourmet triumphs.