Synopses & Reviews
Betty Quans full-cast dramatization of Timothy Taylors sizzling first novel reveals the dark side of fine dining. Alessandro Juiliani stars as Jeremy Papier, a brilliant young Parisian-trained chef, who will do almost anything to keep his high-end Vancouver restaurant, Monkeys Paw Bistro, afloat. Jeremy, who views the cooking industry in terms of gang warfare, is a self-styled Blood, a believer in preparing unpretentious dishes from fresh, local ingredients. He has nothing but contempt for the Crips who bow to every passing food fad. But when his latest financial scam fails, Jeremy is forced to strike a deal with the devil in the form of Dante Beale (played by Scott Hylands), the owner of an undeniably Crip chain of gourmet coffee shops. Mix in Jeremys eccentric professor father who lives with the homeless in Stanley Park and a decades-old mystery involving two murdered children, and you have a tantalizing concoction of satire and suspense.
Aspiring chef Jeremy Papier, as self-styled "blood" who believes in preparing dishes from fresh, local ingredients attemplts to juggle the finances of his fledgling eatry, and his conflicted feelings about his attractive sous-chef, Jules. Meanwhile, on the other side of town his eccentric father, "the Professor," camps with the homeless in Stanley Park. This is a full dramatic production with cast and orchestration.