I'm excited to see that after a longer respite (everyone needs the summer off), my friend Lisa who heads up the Astoria Book & Supper Club is back to her delicious goings-on. Her next book discussion and themed dinner will be coming up in October, and I was delighted to see that the subject is one of my favorite Ruth Reichl books, Garlic and Sapphires.
Focusing on Ruth's career as the NYT food critic, the book talks about her fun and irreverent escapades, as she works her way through some of Manhattan's finest restaurants. Lisa's dinner pays a homage to all the luxurious bites in this book, so you're in for a real treat with this one. Here's the proposed menu:
Garlic & Sapphires inspired dinner menu:
Sunday October 13th at 7:00 p.m.
Hudson Valley Fois Gras with truffles served over baked New York state apples in season
Seasonal vegetable risotto topped with truffle oil
Grilled Porterhouse steak served with Lisa's potatoes (her take on au gratin)
New York style cheesecake
RSVP to Lisa.