Feast your eyes on the trailer for the Anthony Bourdain-produced documentary about California cuisine trailblazer Jeremiah Tower. The film chronicles Tower’s rise to fame at Chez Panisse in Berkeley and later Stars in San Francisco, as well as his years avoiding the spotlight in Mexico, and his unexpected return at the troubled reboot of New York City’s Tavern on the Green. In the trailer, Bourdain says that Tower’s work “was a complete reevaluation of not just American food and ingredients, but food.” The preview also features cameos from Ruth Reichl, Jonathan Waxman, Martha Stewart, and Ken Friedman.
Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent lands in theaters in New York and Los Angeles on April 21. No word yet on whether the film is getting a wide release after its run in NYC and LA. For more on the life and times of this iconic chef, check out John Birdsall’s Beard Award-winning feature, “Jeremiah Tower’s Invincible Armor of Pleasure.”
Update: Now the film is slated to expand nationwide in May.