Along with his three sons, Le Cirque restaurant founder Sirio Maccioni embarked upon an ambitious plan to re-open a new version of the famed French eatery in 2006, shortly after the Manhattan establishment shut its doors in 2004. This documentary chronicles the complexities behind Maccioni's culinary odyssey and how the endeavor affected him and his family. 74 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English.
Le Cirque: A Table in Heaven is an intimate portrait of Le Cirque founder Sirio Maccioni and his three sons - Mauro, Marco and Mario - to whom he will one day leave his formidable cultural and culinary legacy. Director Andrew Rossi not only gains unbelievable access to the larger-than-life Maccioni family but also catches the family at a dramatic transition: The closing of Le Cirque in 2004, it's celebrated re-opening two years later followed by the nerve-wracking wait for New York's restaurant critics to weigh in on their new incarnation.