Wine-Soaked Literary Lunches
In a unique take on the classic literary salon, Georgette Farkas continues her Saturday “Author! Author!” lunch series at her restaurant, Rotisserie Georgette, on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. “We are privileged to have a coterie of renowned authors as regulars here at the Rotisserie, and now a select few have agreed to take part in intimate events where our guests can meet them over lunch to discuss their books and shared passions,” explains the restaurateur. This season’s author series of two Saturday afternoon events is entirely wine–themed. Each event includes a presentation by two authors discussing their books and the topic at hand. Guests enjoy lunch during the presentation and are then invited to take part in the Q&A and book signing. The three-course menu will include an array of autumn salads, the restaurant’s signature roast chicken or vegetarian farrotto as a main course, and profiteroles to finnish.
On Saturday October 28th, spend the afternoon with best-selling wine writer Peter Hellman, a contributor to Wine Spectator, The Wall Street Journal, New York Post and The New York Times; and Mark Oldman, celebrated for his singular ability to unravel wine’s complexities with a potent blend of entertainment, style, and humor. Peter’s “In Vino Duplicitas – The Rise and Fall of a Wine Forger Extraordinaire” explores the Rudy Kurniawan scandal set in the privileged world of ultrafine wines, where billionaires flock to exclusive auction houses to vie for the scarce surviving bottles from truly legendary years. “How to Drink Like a Billionaire” by multiple-award-winning author Oldman, a Phi Beta Kappa alum of Stanford and Stanford Law School, unlocks the mysteries of how the 1 percent drink, so that you can drink and savor wine better - and cheaper.
On Saturday November 4th, the wine-soaked discussion continues with award-winning authors Bianca Boskerand Karen Page. Bianca will tell the tale behind “Cork Dork: A Wine-Fueled Adventure Among the Obsessive Sommeliers, Big Bottle Hunters, and Rogue Scientists Who Taught Me to Live for Taste”. She is a former Huffington Post executive tech editor whose work has appeared in the Atlantic, The New York Times T Sstyle, Food & Wine, The Wall Street Journal. Karen Page is the two-time James Beard Award-winning author of “The Flavor Bible” whose newest work is “Kitchen Creativity: Unlocking Culinary Genius—with Wisdom, Inspiration, and Ideas from the World's Most Creative Chefs.” Her “Whatto Drink with What You Eat” earned the IACP Cookbook of the Year Award and the Georges Duboeuf Wine Book of the Year Award, while “The Food Lover's Guide to Wine” was named "Best in the World" in its category at the 2011 Gourmand World Cookbook Awards.