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.
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.
Palm Springs International Film Festival