Hassan Kadam (Manish Dayal) and his family lost their restaurant and home in India, and are traveling across France when their van breaks down. Their father decides to buy a local building and start a restaurant pretty much on the spot. There's a slight technical problem: there's a Michelin star restaurant directly across the street in their tiny town, and the owner of that restaurant (Helen Mirren) is less than welcoming of competition. Hassan is a brilliant chef, but will the other chef ever acknowledge it?
This is elevated above movie-of-the-week territory both by the good acting and the charm of the whole affair, but the heavy-handedness of the plot points as it plodded to an inevitably happy conclusion made the Producer list including the name "Oprah Winfrey" less surprising than it might otherwise have been. I enjoyed it, but it's definitely manipulative and obvious.