A Special Evening with David Lebovitz
Who: Award-winning pastry chef and cookbook author, David Lebovitz.
What: Discussing his marvelous new memoir, L'Appart: The Delights and Disasters of Making My Paris Home. We will be serving some delicious pastries from Oakland's Le Farine.
When: Thursday, 16 November 2017 at 7 PM. ***UPDATE 11/14: This event is now fully subscribed. We will accept walk-ups if there are no-shows.***
How much: This is a free event, but reservations are essential. Make yours by calling the shop at (925) 837-7337. Please note books must be purchased at Rakestraw Books in order to be signed.
Where: Rakestraw Books.
Why you should care: Bestselling author and world-renowned chef David Lebovitz continues to mine the rich subject of his evolving ex-pat life in Paris, using his perplexing experiences in apartment renovation as a launching point for stories about French culture, food, and what it means to revamp one's life. Includes dozens of new recipes. When David Lebovitz began the project of updating his apartment in his adopted home city, he never imagined he would encounter so much inexplicable red tape while contending with the famously inconsistent European work ethic and hours. Lebovitz maintains his distinctive sense of humor with the help of his partner Romain, peppering this renovation story with recipes from his Paris kitchen. In the midst of it all, he reveals the adventure that accompanies carving out a place for yourself in a foreign country--under baffling conditions--while never losing sight of the magic that inspired him to move to the City of Light many years ago, and to truly make his home there.
Please join us for this special (and dare we say tasty!) evening. Make your reservations early as we expect this event to sell out.