Set in France in the late 19th century, the film follows the life of Dodin Bouffant as the preeminent chef living with his personal cook and lover Eugénie. Eugénie and Dodin share a long history of gastronomy and love. While emotions remain contained, the culinary discoveries are, on the other hand, breathtakingly exquisite. The only hitch is that Eugénie refuses to marry Dodin. So, the food lover decides to do something he has never done before: cook for her.