From Too Many Chefs -

December 2, 2005
Events Around Town - Chicago

There are a few notable food-related events around town in the coming days:

Tonight - There's still time to register for David Lebovitz's Chocolate Holiday Treats class tonight at 6:30pm at Sur La Table. David is a pastry chef, author of The Great Book of Chocolate, and all around good guy blogger. Need incentive? The course description promises you'll learn how to make: "Parisian-Style Hot Chocolate - Chocolate Buttercrunch Toffee - Caramelized Banana Cake with Chocolate Chips - Spicy Cocoa-Glazed Nuts with Cocoa Nibs and Fleur de Sel - Chocolate Financiers - and Gateau Bastille with Malted Milk Creme Anglaise". All for just $65

Sur La Table
52-54 East Walton Street
Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: 312-337-0600

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Dec. 8th - Charlie Trotter is in attendance at Border's on N. Michigan Avenue for a food sampling and discussion in honor of the new book The Cook's Book. Trotter didn't write the whole book, but he's been roped into helping promote it.

Border's Books
830 N. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL

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Dec. 9th - Sara Moulton, the Executive Chef of Gourmet magazine and Food Network personality behind Sara's Secrets will be appearing at Pastoral Artisan Cheese, Bread, and Wine from 5:00pm-7:00pm, December 9th to sign her book Sara's Secrets for Weeknight Meals. Unlike some Food Network personalities I could name, this is a woman who knows how to cook. There will be sample noshing, I'm told. Definitely an event to attend.

2945 N. Broadway

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Dec 9th - Megaperky media force Rachael Ray will be signing her book Rachael Ray 365: No Repeats at Noon on the 9th at the Barbara's Books inside the State Street Marshall Field's. EVOO for everyone (That means Extra Virgin Olive Oil, by the way). Expect a mob - an annoying, perky mob.

Barbara's Bookstore at Marshall Field's
111 N. State Street
Chicago, IL 60602
phone: 312.781.3033

Posted by Barrett in Maryland at December 2, 2005 1:07 PM | TrackBack

Pastoral makes me wish I lived in the city -- well, that and other things. I'll have to make the trip. I miss my cheeses (having just recently been to France -- Paris & Normandy).

Also, I recently took a class at Sur La Table (my first). It was fantastic. I think the subject matter helped as I was already in love with the book "All About Braising" by Molly Stevens. But, then to have Molly teach the class, well, she was fantastic. I can't actually think of enough superlatives. And, the folks at SLT were super hosts as well. Definitely a "do over"!

Posted by Lu on December 3, 2005 at 6:43 PM

Darn. I should've gone to the David Lebovitz class. So close to home. Such delectable creations. Who cares that I couldn't get anyone to accompany me? Next time I'll happily attend by myself!

Posted by Monica on December 5, 2005 at 3:15 PM