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Reed Birney

How ‘The Menu’ Explores Ego and Exploitation in Fine Dining

[This story contains spoilers from Searchlight Picture’s The Menu.] In The Menu, the exclusive experience presented by the remote, destination restaurant Hawthorn is as much about who’s in attendance as the meticulously crafted plates. As Ralph Fiennes’ chef Julian Slowik eventually reveals, it’s because of what the curated tasting menu explores: the corrosiveness of hunger — […]