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Today's Special

A haute cuisine chef dreams of cooking in Paris, but an emergency forces him to take over his family's shabby Indian restaurant in Queens.

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The film, like a great meal, leaves you wanting more.

Samir (Aasif Mandvi) is a sous chef who dreams of becoming the head chef at an upscale Manhattan restaurant. When he is passed over for a promotion he impulsively quits and lets his co-workers know that he intends to go to Paris and apprentice under a master French chef. Dreams must be put aside however, after his father has a heart attack and Samir is forced to take over Tandoori Palace, the nearly bankrupt family restaurant in Jackson Heights. Samir's relationship with his parents and his heritage is put to the test. 

David Kaplan
Aasif MandviJess WeixlerMadhur JaffreyHarish PatelNaseeruddin ShahKevin CorriganDean WintersKevin BreznahanTony Mirrcandani
Mar 14 2015
Best of the Fest Award
Palm Springs International Film Festival

The film, like a great meal, leaves you wanting more.