Delicacy, The (2019)

N/R, Documentary, 70 Minutes

The Delicacy is the story of a rare and exotic food, the sea urchin, and how it's harvested, how it's eaten, and the role it plays in nature and the lives of those who bring it to the table. With commentary from some of the most influential and prolific voices in the culinary world, the film follows a group of sea urchin divers in Santa Barbara as they deal with the hazards of their vocation. A new documentary from the creators of the SOMM films, The Delicacy takes the viewer from the coastal waters of California to the plates of high-end restaurants as it follows one of the most sought after foods in the world gathered by the most dangerous profession.

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SBIFF Schedule
  • 01/24/2020
  • Metro 3
  • 8:40 pm - 9:50 pm
  • 01/25/2020
  • Metro 3
  • 2:40 pm - 3:50 pm
Reviewed on January 12, 2020 by Jon Kaye


7.0 out of 10 - Nice back story on abalone and of local farming/harvesting. (Jon)
7.5 - (Sandy)

Craft 70%
Artistry 70%
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