A unique and once-in-a-lifetime experience!
Winner will receive a table for five for lunch at Lafayette in NYC. You and three guests of your choosing will be joined for lunch by author Alex Prud'homme - Julia Child's great nephew, who will personalize your book with a signature, and join in a spirited conversation of the French Culinary legacy!
Lafayette is an everyday grand café and bakery in ceremony of French cooking at the corner of Lafayette Street and Great Jones Street in downtown Manhattan. Our market-driven bistro menu is a worldly homage to the genre that spans a variety of regions, from Provence to Normandy to neighboring Mediterranean coasts, offering a re-mastery of traditional dishes we love and some signatures.
France Is a Feast: The Photographic Journey of Paul and Julia Child by Alex Prud'homme and Katie Pratt
Through intimate and compelling photographs taken by her husband Paul Child, a gifted photographer, France is a Feast documents how Julia Child first discovered French cooking and the French way of life. Paul and Julia moved to Paris in 1948 where he was cultural attaché for the US Information Service, and in this role he met Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Capa, Brassai, and other leading lights of the photography world. As Julia recalled: “Paris was wonderfully walkable, and it was a natural subject for Paul.”
Their wanderings through the French capital and countryside, frequently photographed by Paul, would help lead to the classic cookbook Mastering the Art of French Cooking, and Julia’s brilliant and celebrated career in books and on television. Though Paul was an accomplished photographer (his work is in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art), his photographs remained out of the public eye until the publication of Julia’s memoir, My Life in France, which was illustrated with Paul's Photographs. Now, with more than 225 of Paul’s photographs, and personal stories recounted by Alex Prud’homme, France is a Feast not only captures this magical period in Paul and Julia’s lives, but also brings to light Paul Child’s own remarkable photographic achievement.
Unless attending the live event, winner will be responsible for any shipping costs.
Date to be scheduled and mutually agreed upon. Expires in May 10, 2019.