A Special Fundraising Event for the American Institute of Wine & Food Scholarship Program


Event Details

Date: Saturday, November 2, 2013, 4:00pm
Location: The Lodge at Torrey Pines, 11480 North Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla 92037
Event Cost: $85 per person (includes signed book), or $155 per couple to share one book

About the Event

Join us for an authentic French Kitchen Cookbook Adventure at the prestigious Lodge at Torrey Pines with famed journalist, restaurant critic, cookbook author, French cooking schools entrepreneur, and teacher Patricia Wells.

Your afternoon includes hors d’oeurvres from The French Kitchen Cookbook prepared by award-winning Chef Jeff Jackson, wine, tax, gratuity, book discussion, Q&A, signed cookbook, a donation to the American Institute of Wine & Food scholarship program, and an opportunity to meet the author up close and personal in an intimate setting.

The special menu may include miniature onion and goat cheese tatins, anchovy bites, ham and cheese squares, and sauteed dates with fennel and walnuts.

This event is generously sponsored courtesy of The Lodge at Torrey Pines. The Lodge will also be offering a special French dinner immediately following the event featuring recipes from The French Kitchen Cookbook. Limited seating is available. Please contact The Lodge directly at (858) 453-4420 for further details and reservations.

About the Author and Book

Patricia Wells is a journalist, author, and teacher who runs a popular cooking school, At Home with Patricia Wells, in Paris and Provence. She has won the James Beard Award, and the French government has honored her as a Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, recognizing her contribution to French culture.

A former New York Times reporter, she is the only foreigner and the only woman to serve as restaurant critic for a major French publication, L’Express. For more than 25 years, she was the global restaurant critic for the International Herald Tribune.

In her new book, The French Kitchen Cookbook, Wells tells the story of how her love for dinner with family and friends turned into a full-time cooking school in her 18th-Century Provencal farmhouse and in her studio in Paris. The stunning 352-page book is filled with full-color photos, as well as some of her best recipes inspired by the pristine countryside of Provence and the bustling city life of Paris.


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