Delicious decadence is French food. With all those super-duper, fattening sauces, croissants and those eclairs, brulees and mille-feuille! No wonder the French prefer le dejeuner to a quick drive-thru lunch.
Alas, preparing a French feast can be a bit daunting. If you don’t get it just right, you end up with a cuisine Waterloo on your hands.
That situation is going to be remedied on Wednesday, October 7, thanks to the VNA’s 6th Annual Celebrity Chef Luncheon at VNA Haggerty Center. This year’s chef du jour will be Anne Willan, who founded the acclaimed French cooking school Ecole de Cuisine la Varenne. With more than 50 years of teaching writing and serving as a culinary historian, she was “inducted into the James Beard Foundation’s Hall of Fame for her body of work in May 2013.”
Just a year ago this month Anne was “awarded the rank of Chevalier of the French Legion of Honor for her accomplishments in promoting the gastronomy of France.”
Thanks to the annual VNA fundraiser that will be co-chaired this year by Margaret Collins and Catherine Hallam Sweet, more than 146,500 hot nutritious home-delivered meals to elderly neighbors in Dallas” have been provided.
And don’t worry about studying up on your high school French lessons. Anne was born in Newcastle, England, and splits her time nowadays between Santa Monica, California, and France.
Why not put a table of buds together and get your reservations in now?
* Graphic provided by VNA