No Reservations

Synopsis: A master chef, Kate, lives her life like she runs the kitchen at upscale 22 Bleecker Restaurant in Manhattan--with a no-nonsense intensity that both captivates and intimidates everyone around her. With breathtaking precision, she powers through each hectic shift, coordinating hundreds of meals, preparing delicate sauces, seasoning and simmering each dish to absolute perfection.
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Director(s): Scott Hicks
Production: Warner Bros. Pictures
  1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
104 min

Some chefs calls them "turtledoves",

a very romantic plate.

Well cooked they are so

soft as the butter.

They can be made to the grill,

padded with wild or cooked rice

... roasted, poached, to

the fathoms and even fried.

But there is not bigger sin that

to cook too much a quail.

To be perfect, he/she should have

the breast a little rosy.

You need the correct quail. It should

to be fleshy or he/she dries off very quick.

I prefer to serve them roasted.

That gives him/her a flavor

more robust and more succulent.

With a garnish of truffle raviolis

and wild mushrooms, are delicious.

Of course, you can also cook them

in a pig bladder.

... with a mixture of Madeira and brandy.

The bladder helps to protect the

quail, maintains it juicy.

You can serve it with a soft one

sauce of thyme, chives...

... carameled chalotas, truffles.

The truffles go perfectly with

almost any quail plate...

... because they stand out their delicate flavor.

Does it feel well?

Very well. It continues.

They increase marvelously

the delicate flavor of the quail.

But, you really have to have

the money to buy the truffles.

... but, better you forget them.

Now, as appetizer I suggest...

Kate, would care you...

if I change topic a moment?

- No.

- Why do you come every week?

My boss told me that me

he/she would discharge if he/she didn't go to therapy.

And why you believe that her

does he/she think that you need therapy?


Does he/she know what?

Not I have the smallest idea.

Two appetizers.

Leah, a quail and a

sole for nine o'clock.

I am still waiting those

fillets. Where are they? Clever!

Terrine, carpaccio.

Chef, Hal Reeves says that the one

lamb has never been better.

Seriously? And him what he/she knows?

Kate, Peterson arrived.

They love you how brilliant you are.

Thank them, but the chefs

brilliant they should be in the kitchen.

At least greet them. You know that

they belong to my best clients.

In one minute.

Don't cook them too much because...

- Yes, they become hard. I already know it.

- No, they dry off. They dry off, Leah.

I become hard. The quail dries off.

Kate, I want us to speak

of the menu of next week.

You are a maga, Kate.

And you know that my husband

he/she never stops to eulogize you.

In fact, it could become jealous.

I adore anyone that

it can surprise my palate.

It is always a pleasure

to cook for you.

- Will we see you next week, not?

- Of course.

- Good night.

- Good night.

It was a pleasure to see them.

I tell him/her that it is not well cooked.

- Can I ask what it happens?

- Kate, I take charge.

- You should be the chef.

- It is this way.

- Wonderful. I want to show him/her something.

- Ken, don't make that.

The foie gras was not cooked enough.


I will bring him/her a new one

appetizer, courtesy of the house.

My foie gras is

perfectly cooked.

Not he/she has to be embarrassed, pretty. To

all can fail them the foie gras.

This doesn't have anything of bad.

It is perfectly comme d faut.

- What does that mean?

- Comme il faut?

"As it should be." 60o in the oven,

... 25 minutes, neither a lot neither a little,

with the rosy, pretty perfect tone.


We will leave to another part.


Go to the position of hot dogs of

Vinnie, in the corner. He/she cooks to the order.

How many times have I told it to you?

Not you can make a scandal each

time that he doesn't like somebody your food.

Please. That type is a barbarian.

And a client that pays. If he says that

the foie gras is not well, it is not well.

The foie gras is cruel for the animals.

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Carol Fuchs

Carol Fuchs is an entertainment attorney, producer, and World Series of Poker bracelet winner. Fuchs wrote the screenplay for the 2007 romantic comedy No Reservations.Fuchs' sister is attorney Jacqueline Fuchs, who was known as Jackie Fox when a member of The Runaways rock and roll band in the 1970s. Carol Fuchs is married to Martin Shafer, Chairman/CEO of Castle Rock Entertainment. Fuchs and Shafer sometimes play in a home poker game featuring other Castle Rock executives.At the 2015 World Series of Poker, Fuchs won the $1500 Dealer's Choice tournament and its $127,735 first prize, making her the first female winner at the 2015 WSOP in an open field event, and the 21st woman to win an open event bracelet. Fuchs previously won titles at the L.A. Poker Open in 2005 and 2011. Fuchs started playing poker after reading Positively Fifth Street by James McManus. As of 2018, Fuchs' total live poker tournament winnings exceed $500,000. more…

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