This spring, our popular series, The Art of Living Well (AOLW), continues with new AOLW Supper Clubs entitled Food for Thought.
AOLW is known for presenting diverse programs that explore ways of cultivating serenity, meaning, and a deeper connection to one’s self and the world. This spring’s Supper Clubs do just that. Each Food for Thought Supper Club presents a film paired with a bespoke chef-prepared meal on an AOLW theme followed by a thought-provoking post-film panel discussion.
Our next event in the spring series is Food for Thought: “Julia” Film Plus Supper Club and Discussion on Tuesday, May 24.
Guests will be treated to a specially curated meal, an ode to Julia Child’s cooking, created by RSC atelier followed by the documentary, Julia. The film brings to life the legendary cookbook author and television superstar, Julia Child, who changed the way Americans think about food, television, and women.
Using never-before-seen archival footage, personal photos, first-person narratives, and cutting-edge, mouth-watering food cinematography, the film traces Julia’s 12-year journey to create and publish the revolutionary Mastering the Art of French Cooking (1961), which has sold more than 2.5 million copies to date, and her rapid ascent to become the country’s most unlikely television star. It’s the empowering story of a woman who found her purpose – and her fame – at 50, and took America along on her delicious journey.
Patrons will have the option to purchase a film and discussion ticket or a Supper Club ticket which includes dinner before the film. The dinner is “chef’s choice,” and thus there are no substitutions. Dinner includes complimentary dessert, coffee, and one water or soda per guest.
The Supper Club menu, prepared by RSC atelier, features:
- Watercress Vichyssoise
- Julia’s favorite classic French soup served slightly chilled
- Warm Lentil Salad topped with Smoked Trout
- Served ala Julia in a mustard dressing with plenty of fresh herbs and garlic
- Freshly Baked Focaccia
Formerly the Rosemont Supper Club, RSC atelier was founded by two local chefs with over forty years of combined experience in professional kitchens all over America. RSC atelier takes pride in sourcing as much local product as possible, cooking memorable food, and providing new ideas and techniques to a receptive and adventurous clientele. The atelier has curated this Supper Club meal inspired by Julia Child and her joy of French cooking.
The film will be followed by a panel discussion about how Julia Child’s legacy still impacts, inspires, and moves us forward today.
Discussion panelists include:
- Kristin Donnelly, Cookbook Author & Culinary Brand Consultant
- Ian Knauer, Cookbook Author & TV Host
- Supa DeRose, Cook & Culinary Instructor
Kristin Donnelly is the author of Modern Potluck and co-author of The Chef’s Garden by Farmer Lee Jones. Before moving to New Hope, she was a food editor at Food & Wine magazine. She now helps cooks and brands tell their stories by writing cookbooks and compelling copy.
Ian Knauer is a cook, author, and TV host who has cooked and eaten all around the world. His cookbooks include The Farm Rustic Recipes for a Year of Incredible Food and The Farm Cooking School. He founded The Farm Cooking School in 2013 and currently writes a food column for The Wall Street Journal.
Born and raised in the heart of Thailand, Chef Supa DeRose brings her beloved Thai cooking to hearts all around the Delaware River Valley. Chef Supa grows a majority of her authentic Thai ingredients, such as chilis, pumpkins, squash, and herbs, right in her own backyard.
Get tickets for the Tuesday, May 24 event here!
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