Larkspur ~ Cooks with Books ~ Emeril Lagasse

A Cooks with Books Event

Friday, October 9th at 12:00 pm

Left Bank and in Corte Madera partner for a special book signing and dinner. Left Bank Chefs prepare a 4-course meal from the cookbook titled Essential Emeril: Favorite Recipes and Hard-Won Wisdom from My Life in the Kitchen. The dinner includes the 4-course meal, wine, and a cookbook. The author will discuss each course, answer questions, and sign everyone's book throughout the evening.

One of the original Food Network stars, Emeril Lagasse has hosted numerous television shows, opened 13 restaurants, and become one of the most beloved personalities in the industry today, inspiring millions of fans with his great passion for food. In Essential Emeril: Favorite Recipes and Hard-Won Wisdom from My Life in the Kitchen, the iconic chef goes back to basics, presenting more than 130 recipes that defined his award-winning career, each tested and perfected for today's home cook. Emeril is at the reader's elbow throughout, offering valuable tips and step-by-step photo tutorials to ensure flawless results. Fans will delight in Emeril's anecdotes revealing the inspiration behind each recipe, with appearances from A-list names , Mario Batali, Roy Choi, and Nobu Matsuhira, to family members and early influences such as Julia Child and Charlie Trotter. Gorgeously photographed and imbued with his signature warmth, this book is Emeril's most personal cookbook yet, offering an intimate portrait of a chef at the top of his game.

Emeril Lagasse is a chef, restaurateur, and the author of eighteen bestselling cookbooks, including Emeril's Kicked-Up Sandwiches and Sizzling Skillets and Other One Pot Wonders. He is the proprietor of thirteen award-winning restaurants across the country and is the host of The Originals with Emeril and Emeril's Florida, both airing on the Cooking Channel. He has been the food correspondent for ABC's Good Morning America for fourteen years. In 2002, Emeril established the Emeril Lagasse Foundation to support children's educational programs that inspire and mentor young people through the culinary arts and promote nutrition and healthy eating.

Attendees can expect an evening to remember! The event kicks off with a book signing with Lagasse 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 $125.00 per person. Please call 415.927.0960 x1 to reserve, or visit online!




Larkspur ~ Cooks with Books ~ Jacques Pepin

A Cooks with Books Event

Sunday, October 11th at 6:30pm

Left Bank and Book Passage in Corte Madera partner for a special book signing and dinner. Left Bank Chefs prepare a 4-course meal from the cookbook titled Heart and Soul in the Kitchen. The dinner includes the 4-course meal, wine, and a cookbook. The author will discuss each course, answer questions, and sign everyone's book throughout the evening.


Jacqués Pepin Heart and Soul in the Kitchen features over 200 French-inspired recipes from Jacqués Pepin's childhood, his travels in Asia and Latin America, and beyond. This impressive collection will be published in celebration of Jacqués' 80th birthday and the airing of his final KQED show on PBS  entitled Jacqués Pepin: Heart and Soul. Jacqués is one of the world's most well known cooking teachers, author of 25 cookbooks, the star in 13 acclaimed cooking television shows, winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the James Beard Foundation, and recipient of the Legion of Honor, France's highest distinction. We are honored to have Jacqués Pepin return to our Cooks with Books dining series. This event will sell out, so purchase tickets soon!

Attendees can expect an evening to remember! The event kicks off with a book signing with Pepin 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 $145.00 per person. Please call 415.927.0960 x1 to reserve, or visit Book Passage online!




Larkspur ~ Cooks with Books ~ Nigella Lawson

A Cooks with Books Event

Wednesday, November 18th at 6:30pm

Left Bank and Book Passage in Corte Madera partner for a special book signing and dinner. Left Bank Chefs prepare a 4-course meal from the cookbook titled Simply Nigella. The dinner includes the 4-course meal, wine, and a cookbook. The author will discuss each course, answer questions, and sign everyone's book throughout the evening.

Internationally bestselling author Nigella Lawson's Simply Nigella is an inspirational and practical cookbook about cooking food that makes our lives easier, the sort of cooking that can be incorporated into our daily lives and celebrated without any stress. This is food that will make everyone feel better, both in body and mind. In this cookbook there are everyday recipes that are lighter and easy to prepare and cook, but also indulgent dishes for special occasions-the message is simple: balance is all! Containing 150 recipes for nourishing oneself, friends, and family, including breakfasts and brunches; fast, easy, and light suppers; a feasting chapter for entertaining a group; and a section dedicated to "Bowlfoods," to be eaten in comfort with a fork or spoon. There is also a wide array of sweet treats-including fabulous dairy-free and gluten-free recipes.

Attendees can expect an evening to remember! The event kicks off with a book signing with Lawson 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 $125.00 per person. Please call 415.927.0960 x1 to reserve, or visit Book Passage online!


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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 11am - 10pm

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

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