After the release of the movie Julie & Julia, it seems that every housewife and her sister wanted to start a food blog, garner a publishing deal, and achieve fame and fortune. Though that scenario is highly unlikely, Julia Child is still muse and personal favorite of many gastro enthusiasts, including our very own Jared van Camp of Nellcote and Old Town Social. Julia’s “dishes are consistent, they stand the test of time, and she has this knack for taking exquisite French cuisine and preparing it in a way that’s approachable and less intimidating. It’s why everyone loved her,” said van Camp. In fact, he’s such a fan of Child that he plans to commemorate her 100th birthday with a special pre-fixe menu at Old Town Social, this Wednesday, August 15.
The 3-course meal will feature actual recipes from Child’s Mastering the Art of French Cooking.
Composed Salad of Haricot Verts, Olives, Tomatoes, Potatoes, Anchovies, Bibb Lettuce and Vinaigrette
(Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Vol. 1, page 542)
“Poulets Grillés a la Diable”
Chicken broiled with Mustard, Herbs and Breadcrumbs
(Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Volume 1, page 265)
“Gratin Dauphinois aux Endives”
Gratin of Sliced Potatoes and Endive
(Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Volume 2, page 389)
“Artichauts Braisé a la Provençalé”
Fresh Artichokes Braised with Wine, Garlic and Herbs
(Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Volume 1, page 426)
French Strawberry Shortcake made with Rum-soaked Brioche
(Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Volume 2, page 448)
The $30 price tag, excluding tax and tip, are a steal for what you’re getting. For more info or to book, go here or call 312-266-2277.