Hot off its premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival, JEREMIAH TOWER: THE LAST MAGNIFICENT now is primed for a release. Before the term “celebrity chef” was a thing, there was Jeremiah Tower, known perhaps as the first of its kind and for revolutionizing the concept of farm-to-table eating. At the top of his game on the west coast however, Tower stepped away suddenly from the spotlight, leaving many in the culinary world to wonder why, that is until he re-appeared again 15 years later helping relaunch the troubled Tavern on the Green in New York City. The Documentary focuses on his journey to self-discovery and is told in part by interviews with the likes of Mario Batali, Anthony Bourdain (Executive Producer), Martha Stewart and more.
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In town for one night only on one of the most star-studded nights in Toronto’s recent memory, Tower appeared at a special screening of the Documentary at Cineplex Yonge & Dundas, where he reflected upon his storied career with an intimate audience, including some lucky Willionaire$ who won passes recently. At the Q&A, one young culinary student asked him advice for aspiring chefs. Tower imparted, “I think that the measure of one’s life is the chances one takes. Take chances. You can always pick yourself up off the ground.”.
We even had the pleasure of meeting the icon himself!