June 17– We channel the spirit of Julia Child’s time the French Riviera with a special dinner event at Upper Arlington’s Recreation Station Kitchen.
Join food writer and French culinary tour operator, Shawnie Kelley for an evening inspired by Julia Child’s Provençal retreat, La Pitchoune, in the hills above Cannes. Julia spent time experimenting, writing, and perfecting her southern French dishes in the humble kitchen, where cooking classes are still offered and remains as the last existing work space in which Julia Child cooked.
Shawnie, who lived in Nice and conducts tours through France, discusses Julia’s time in the south of France and her food philosophy, while demonstrating how to make a three-course meal channeling the master. The exclusive Cooking in Cannes event is limited to 12 guests who will enjoy a slideshow, cooking demo, recipes, and a full sit-down meal, which begins with Tomatoes à la Provençal followed by an entrée of Roast Chicken with Tarragon Brown Butter Sauce and Potato Gratin Dauphinois; ending with a Lemon Chiffon dessert created by Chef Julia Boyd. Yes, we’ll have our own Julia on hand to consult!