Larkspur~Cooks with Books~Shalane Flanagan & Elyse Kopecky

Wednesday, September 14th 12:00 pm

Join us at Left Bank in Larkspur as we partner with Book Passage in Corte Madera to present yet another fantastic “Cooks with Books” event featuring Shalane Flanagan & Elyse Kopecky, authors of Run Fast Eat Slow.

From world-class marathoner and 4-time Olympian Shalane Flanagan and chef Elyse Kopecky comes a whole foods, flavor-forward cookbook for athletes that proves food can be indulgent and nourishing at the same time.
 
Packed with more than 100 recipes for every part of your day, from a morning smoothie to a lunch salad or sandwich to, yes, even, a satisfying dessert, Run Fast Eat Slow has all the bases covered. Fitness-minded readers will find no shortage of delicious meals, snacks, beverages, and sweets to indulge in without the guilt. Meals like Roasted Butternut Squash Ravioli with Sage Brown Butter and Pesto Zucchini "Pasta" will fill you up, without leaving you feeling heavy. Other fan favorites include Can’t Beet Me Smoothie, High-Altitude Bison Meatballs, Superhero Muffins, Arugula Cashew Pesto and Double Chocolate Teff Cookies. Flanagan and Kopecky also tackle the major misconceptions around what constitutes healthy eating. Many people have an ingrained fear of fat, but healthy fat is essential for preventing weight gain, absorbing nutrients, balancing hormones, building muscle and strong bones, and boosting energy.
 
Packaged as a beautiful full-color hardcover cookbook, this title stands out from other cookbooks geared toward athletes, and will please Shalane’s many fans who have been asking for food advice and recipes from her for years. Shalane will have just returned from competing in the 2016 Olympic Games, and in addition to dishing out cooking and food advice, will share stories about her experience in Rio.

Attendees can expect an evening to remember! The event kicks off with a book signing with Flanagan and Kopecky, followed by a lovely meal prepared by Chef de Cuisine Fabrice Marcon, inspired by the authors' cookbook

Price includes the meal, wine, tax, gratuity, and a signed copy of the authors' book. Tickets are $100.00 per person, or $165.00 per couple (one book). Please call 415.927.0960 x1 or visit Book passage online to reserve.

Larkspur~Cooks with Books~Ayesha Curry

Sunday, September 25th, 6:30 pm

Join us at Left Bank in Larkspur as we partner with Book Passage in Corte Madera to present yet another fantastic “Cooks with Books” event featuring Ayesha Curry, author of The Seasoned Life.

In The Seasoned Life: Food, Family, Faith, and the Joy of Eating Well, Ayesha Curry shares 100 of her favorite recipes and invite readers into the home she has made with her two daughters and her husband Stephen Curry. Ayesha knows firsthand what it is like to be a busy mom and wife, and she knows that for her family, time in the kitchen and around the table is where that balance begins.

This book has something for everybody. The simple, delicious recipes include Cast Iron Biscuits, Smoked Salmon Scramble, Homemade Granola, Mom's Chicken Soup, Stephen's 5 Ingredient Pasta, and plenty of recipes that get the whole family involved -- even the little ones!

Ayesha Curry has been featured in Food & Wine, Time, InStyle, Cooking Light, the Wall Street Journal, People, and USA Today and is a frequent guest on The Rachael Ray Show. Curry has appeared on several popular Food Network programs and hosts her own show on Cooking Channel. Mom to two daughters, Riley and Ryan, and wife to Stephen Curry, she lives in the Bay Area.

Attendees can expect an evening to remember! The event kicks off with a book signing with Curry, followed by a lovely meal prepared by Chef de Cuisine Fabrice Marcon, inspired by the author's cookbook

Price includes the meal, wine, tax, gratuity, and a signed copy of the authors' book. Tickets are $120.00 per person.  Please call 415.927.0960 x1 or visit Book Passage online to reserve.

Larkspur~Cooks with Books~Alex Prud’homme

Sunday, October 9th, 6:30 pm

Join us at Left Bank in Larkspur as we partner with Book Passage in Corte Madera to present yet another fantastic “Cooks with Books” event featuring Alex Prud’homme, author of The French Chef in America.

Julia Child is synonymous with French cooking, but her legacy runs much deeper.

Now, her great-nephew and My Life in France coauthor vividly recounts the myriad ways in which she profoundly shaped how we eat today. He shows us Child in the aftermath of the publication of Mastering the Art of French Cooking, suddenly finding herself America’s first lady of French food and under considerable pressure to embrace her new mantle. We see her dealing with difficult colleagues and the challenges of fame, ultimately using her newfound celebrity to create what would become a totally new type of food television. Every bit as entertaining, inspiring, and delectable as My Life in France, The French Chef in America: Julia Child's Second Act uncovers Julia Child beyond her “French chef” persona and reveals her second act to have been as groundbreaking and adventurous as her first.

Alex Prud’homme is Julia Child’s great-nephew and the coauthor of her autobiography, My Life in France, which was adapted into the movie Julie & Julia. He is also the author of The Ripple Effect: The Fate of Freshwater in the Twenty-First Century, Hydrofracking: What Everyone Needs to Know, and The Cell Game, and he is the coauthor (with Michael Cherkasky) of Forewarned: Why the Government Is Failing to Protect Us—and What We Must Do to Protect Ourselves. Prud’homme’s journalism has appeared in The New York Times, The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, Time, and People.

Attendees can expect an evening to remember! The event kicks off with a book signing with Prud’homme, followed by a lovely meal prepared by Chef de Cuisine Fabrice Marcon, inspired by the author's cookbook

Price includes the meal, wine, tax, gratuity, and a signed copy of the authors' book. Tickets are $115.00 per person, or $180.00 per couple (one book).  Please call 415.927.0960 x1 or visit Book Passage online to reserve.

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MONDAY-THURSDAY 11:30am - 10pm
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SUNDAY 11:00am - 10pm


Brunch is served on Saturday and Sunday from 11:00am until 3:00pm
(lunch menu also served)


Happy Hour Offered Every Day
3-6:30pm and 9pm-close
(bar and patio only)