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.

Menlo Park~Calicraft Brewing Co. Prix Fixe

Monday October 10th through Wednesday, October 12th

Did you know that the word "brasserie" means "brewery" in French? We're toasting to our heritage as an authentic brasserie with yet another beer and food fête at Left Bank Menlo Park!

Join us as we showcase the beers of Calicraft Brewing Co.. Excite your senses with Chef de Cuisine Brendy Monsada’s 3-course prix fixe menu ($50.00), each course designed to pair with a tasting of Calicraft beer.

Or, sip Calicraft pints for 5.00, along with 5 oz tastings for 3.00. Sante!

3 COURSE PRIX FIXE WITH BEER PAIRING  $50

~ APPETIZERS ~
PAIRED WITH CALI CÖAST KÖLSCH STYLE ALE

LYONNAISE SALAD
sautéed lardons, croutons, frisée, warm poached egg
or
WILD SPANISH OCTOPUS
smoked tomato vinaigrette, shelling beans

~ MAINS ~
PAIRED WITH THE CITY IPA

SEARED BISRTO FILET
6 oz filet, fall mushroom pie, truffle sauce
or
WILD ALASKAN HALIBUT
heirloom tomato and basil nage, fennel confit

~ DESSERTS ~
PAIRED WITH BUZZERKELEY SPARKLING ALE

ALMOND CAKE
roasted apples, crème Anglaise
or
CHOCOLATE MOUSSE
Cordillera semi-dark chocolate, Grand Marnier berries

Menlo Park~21st Amendment Brewmasters Dinner

Friday, October 21, 6:30 pm Reception, Dinner to Follow

Calling all beer lovers! Join us for our Brew Masters Dinner spotlighting 21st Amendment Brewery!
 
Upon arrival, guests will be greeted with 21st Amendment’s El Sully beer.  Afterward, savor a 4 course prix fixe meal, each course of which will be paired with a different 21st Amendment beer.  In addition, Jeff Eaton, the head brewer, will be in attendance to discuss his delicious offerings throughout the evening!

Tickets for our Brewmasters Dinner are $65.00 per person, and include the reception and dinner with beer pairings. The ticket price excludes tax and gratuity.
 
Reservations are required and can be made by calling 650.473.6543 or emailing nmesenburg@leftbank.com.

AMUSE
MEDJOOL DATE, FRENCH BLEU D’AUVERGNE, AND BRIE CHEESE CROQUETTE
Down to Earth Session IPA syrup
~paired with Down to Earth Session IPA ~

STARTER
BREW FREE! OR DIE IPA SLOW BRAISED SMOKED PORK BELLY
gravenstein apple puree, vol au vent
~paired with Brew Free! or Die IPA ~

ENTRÉE
PISTACHIO CRUSTED LAMB CHOPS
gratin potatoes, Red Ale reduction
~paired with Toaster Pastry India Style Red Ale ~

DESSERT
CORDILLERA CHOCOLATE FONDANT
fleur de sel salted caramel ice cream
~paired with Monk’s Blood ~

Larkspur~Cooks with Books~Cal Peternell

Thursday, November 17th, 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 Cal Peternell, author of A Recipe for Cooking.

Twelve Recipes provided the basic techniques and recipes for essential home cooking. Now, A Recipe for Cooking takes home cooks to the next level.

Cal Peternell gives you everything you need to cook for big get-togethers, holiday feasts, family occasions, and for a special dinner for two. He organizes the recipes by season to help cooks plan their meals from first bite to last—how a meal should start, what should be the main attraction, what should be served alongside, and how to choose the perfect finish.

Illustrated with charming color photos and drawings, this text offers a range of delicious, easy-to-master fare: Savory Tart with Onions, Olive, and Anchovies; Shredded Zucchini Fritters with Basil Mayonnaise; Citrus Salad with Ginger, Cilantro, and Saffron-toasted Pistachios; Fish and Shellfish Soup; Rolled Pork Loin Roast Stuffed with Olives and Herbs; Lasagna Bolognese; Belgian Endive Gratin with Gruyere and Prosciutto; and a Blood Orange and Buttermilk Tart. Each of Cal's recipes utilizes the freshest, most delicious ingredients of each season.

Here are meals to share with close family and good friends—to laugh, drink, and cook with—as well as dishes that give you some quiet time in the kitchen, slicing, seasoning, and simmering. With food to make introductions, to commemorate, to celebrate, even, on occasion, to gently instigate, this is Peternell at his wittiest, warmest, and most inspiring.

Cal Peternell grew up on a small farm in New Jersey and graduated with a BFA in painting from the School of Visual Arts in New York City. His cooking career began at Bix in San Francisco, and continued to Biba and The Blue Room in Boston, and back to San Francisco for a sous chef spot at Loretta Keller’s Bizou. Cal was hired at Chez Panisse in 1995, has been the chef in the Cafe since 2001, and took over as chef of the downstairs restaurant in 2013. Cal is the author of Twelve Recipes. He and his wife, Kathleen, have three sons and live in Berkeley, California.

Attendees can expect an evening to remember! The event kicks off with a book signing with Peternell, 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 $175.00 per couple (one book).  Please call 415.927.0960 x1 or visit Book Passage online to reserve.

Boire un Petit Coup! ~ Happy Hour

Join us for a Fun and French Happy Hour!

Offering specially priced bites and libations every day in the Lounge and Patio from 3 to 6:30 PM and 9 PM- Close.

View Larkspur's Happy Hour menu!

View Menlo Park's Happy Hour menu!

View Santana Row's Happy Hour menu!

E-MAIL NEWSLETTER
Get Left Bank updates right in your inbox!

Daily Deal

Daily Deals

There are no daily deals available at this time.

Don't be left out! Sign up for our newsletter now.

Special Offers

Join our list for great specials and our latest events! We'll only use your information with your permission, and take your privacy seriously.

Subscribe to:
 Daily Deals
 Larkspur
 Menlo Park
 San Jose

Find us on FaceBook

MONDAY 11:30am - 10pm
TUESDAY-FRIDAY 11:30am - 11pm
SATURDAY 11:00am - 11pm
SUNDAY 10:30am - 10pm

Brunch is served on Saturday and Sunday from opening until 2:30pm
(lunch menu also served)

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

SOCIAL MEDIA
Follow us to be the first in the know!
Social Media Follow us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter Image Map

MONDAY-THURSDAY 11:30am - 10pm
FRIDAY - SATURDAY 11:30am - 11pm
SUNDAY 11am - 10pm

Brunch is served on Sunday from opening until 2:30pm
(dinner menu also served)

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

MONDAY-THURSDAY 11:30am - 10pm
FRIDAY 11:30am - 11pm
SATURDAY 11:00am - 11pm
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)