Soon it will be time for me to forsake one of my favorite views of Paris, the one I have from my office window, above. At an ungodly early hour on Wednesday morning, I’ll be heading to the airport on my way to California to talk about my new books, Hungry for Paris and Hungry for France, and also share the latest food news from my hometown and elsewhere in France. I haven’t been to California several years, and I’m really looking forward to the trip and to meeting you!
Here’s the full tour schedule, and you’re cordially invited to all and any of these events.
October 16, 2014 – SAN DIEGO – The Wine Sellar & Brasserie
San Diego Wine Tasting with James Beard Award winner Alexander Lobrano
A fundraising event for the American Institute of Wine & Food scholarship program
Thursday, October 16, 2014, 6:00pm
The Wine Sellar & Brasserie
9550 Waples St., Suite 115
San Diego, CA 92121
Cost: $45 per person (or $85 with signed book; includes discounted registration and donation to AIWF*)
October 19, 2014 – LOS ANGELES (West Hollywood) – L’Assiette Steak Frites
Steak Frites dinner with author Alexander Lobrano
Together with L’Assiette Steak Frites
Sunday, October 19, 2014, 5:00-7:00pm
L’Assiette Steak Frites
7166 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90046
Cost: $52 per person all-inclusive* ($5 discount if an autographed book is prepurchased at registration)
About the Event
Please join us for a Steak Frites Dinner & Wine Adventure at West Hollywood’s charming French restaurant, L’Assiette, with famed French food writer, author of the bestselling Hungry for Paris, and James Beard award winner Alexander Lobrano.
Your evening includes a L’Assiette’s signature steak frites dinner, soup or salad, bread, a glass of wine, tax, gratuity and book discussion.
*Copies of Hungry for France will be available for purchase and signing at the event, or prepurchase an autographed copy to be delivered at the event and receive a $5 discount on registration.
October 20, 2014 – SAN FRANCISCO – OMNIVORE BOOKS
Mon. Oct. 20 • Alexander Lobrano • Hungry for Paris (second edition): The Ultimate Guide to the City’s 109 Best Restaurants • 6:30-7:30. FREE
If you’re passionate about eating well, you couldn’t ask for a better travel companion than Alexander Lobrano’s charming, friendly, and authoritative books, Hungry for Paris and Hungry for France, are essential guides to a renowned culinary scene. Having written about France for almost every major food and travel magazine since moving there in 1986, Lobrano shares his personal selection of the country’s best restaurants.
October 21, 2014 – NAPA, CALIFORNIA – Angèle Restaurant and Bar
HUNGRY FOR FRANCE NAPA DINNER ADVENTURE WITH JAMES BEARD WINNER ALEXANDER LOBRANO
Together with Angèle Restaurant and Bar
Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 7:00pm
Angèle Restaurant and Bar
540 Main Street
Napa, CA 94559
Cost: $105 per person (or $185 for VIP package*)
About the Event
Please join us for a Hungry for France Dinner Adventure at Napa Valley’s renowned French Bistro, Angèle Restaurant and Bar, with Paris-based food writer, author, and James Beard award winner Alexander Lobrano. Your evening includes a French dinner featuring recipes from Alec’s book, wine, tax, gratuity, and book discussion.
*Why not make your evening really memorable with a VIP package that includes the dinner event, a pre-dinner reception with Alec, sparkling wine, canapes, and an autographed copy of Hungry for France. But hurry, only a limited number of VIP packages are available.
October 22, 2014 – LARKSPUR, CALIFORNIA (Marin County) – Left Bank Brasserie
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Left Bank Brasserie
507 Magnolia Avenue, Larkspur, CA 94939
5:30pm Food & Wine Reception: $75* per person
7:00pm Dinner: $145** per person (includes autographed book) or $240** per couple (to share one book)
About the Event
Please join us for a Hungry for France Food & Wine Adventure at the renowned Left Bank Brasserie, featuring Paris-based French food writer, author of the bestselling Hungry for Paris, and James Beard award winner Alexander Lobrano.
The evening includes a food & wine reception featuring French wines and a selection of classic French regional appetizers inspired by Alexander Lobrano’s book and book discussion. Autographed books will be available for preorder at registration or at the event.