Pixar has an upcoming animated tale of a rat who yearns to create in the kitchen, Ratatouille. And Kim Severson, in the NY Times food section, inadvertenly explains why movies cost so much. Thomas Keller of the French Laundry was the technical consultant, and
The Pixar crew took cooking classes, ate at notable restaurants in Paris and worked alongside Mr. Keller at the French Laundry in Yountville, Calif.
The tasting menu is prie fixe at $240. The film’s budget was in the $100 million area.