Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add,
but when there is nothing left to take away.
—Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Jiro Ono, the 85-year old sushi master has given his life to his work. David Gelb's fine documentary film Jiro Dreams of Sushi is as much a meditation on Ono's singleminded, passionate focus, as it is of chasing perfection itself. Those vendors that Ono trusts, that select the choicest tuna and shrimp and provide extraordinary rice are equally possessed by excellence and quality. Repeatedly throughout the film you hear, "Money doesn't matter." There can be up to a 3-month wait for reservations at Ono's restaurant, Sukiyabashi Jiro, in Tokyo, Japan. You won't find appetizers, not even a menu. Instead, Chef Jiro serves the highest quality sushi at the perfect temperature, one piece at a time.
I'll continue to climb, trying to reach the top. But no one knows where the top is.