Watch Jon Favreau's Chef Trailer

Chef is rolling into Miami.
Chef is rolling into Miami.

Jon Favreau's new movie, Chef, will be released on May 9 and we can't wait. Basically, if we could custom make a film, this would be it.

The movie, which features a cast including Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Sofia Vergara, Oliver Platt, Bobby Cannavale, and John Leguizamo, is the story of a chef who quits his job at a prominent Los Angeles restaurant (owned by a crotchety Dustin Hoffman) to start a food truck named El Jefe Cubanos (Sorry about the grammar, but hey they are gringos)-- in Miami!

See also: Chef Opens SXSW Film Festival; Look at the El Jefe Cubano Food Truck

Favreau filmed much of the movie on location including Hoy Como Ayer and Versailles in Little Havana and the Fontainebleau, using locals as extras.

Chef, which opened the SXSW Film Festival this year, seems like a witty, heartfelt interpretation of the life of a toque, as evidenced by the trailer that was just released (we especially love John Leguizamo's character call someone an "amuse douche"). If all else fails, there's always Sofia Vergara and Scarlett Johansson to look at.

Hungry for more Chef? You'll have to wait until May. But here's a little "amuse douche" to whet your appetite:

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Hoy Como Ayer

2212 SW Eighth St.
Miami, FL 33135


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4441 Collins Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33140


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