Copenhagen’s Noma has been widely regarded as the world’s best restaurant. Its charismatic chef René Redzepi and his team of culinary artists faced one of their greatest challenges in 2014: to move their operation from Denmark to Tokyo for two months. While the clock ticks toward opening day, the chefs toil endlessly, pulling off incredible feats to deliver a mind-blowing menu worthy of their unparalleled reputation — and of Japanese culture and its world famous cuisine.
The Los Angeles Times praises Ants on a Shrimp as an ‘highly involving documentary,’ in which ‘director Maurice Dekkers stops far short of shooting “food porn” here, instead deftly capturing the often spare beauty of Redzepi and company’s rarefied concoctions including, yes, ants on a shrimp.’ Meanwhile, the Huffington Post ‘discovered that through beautifully made, deeply moving and artful culinary films such as Maurice Dekkers’ Ants on a Shrimp I can relish in all the flavors of world-class chefs, without gaining a pound or spending a fortune.’
Maurice Dekkers is a Dutch filmmaker, cinematographer, writer, and journalist. He is best known for his work on the longstanding Dutch TV program “Keuringsdienst van Waarde,” and Waskracht! (1996).