Book Tour

By Adam Roberts

[All of the pictures in this post by the brilliant Elizabeth Leitzell]

It’s rare that life offers you a reason to pinch yourself. That reason came on Friday when my cookbook publicists Allison and Molly presented me with the full breakdown of my SECRETS OF THE BEST CHEFS book tour. There’s a dinner at Eataly hosted by Lidia Bastianich (which is almost totally sold out already, that’s why you should follow me on Twitter!), a conversation about recipes (what are they? who owns them?) with Amanda Hesser and Jonathan Waxman at the Greenlight book store in Brooklyn, a dinner at Nancy Silverton’s Mozza in L.A., an afterhours dinner at Tartine in San Francisco prepared by the extraordinary chef Samin Nosrat, a dinner at Hugh Acheson’s Empire State South in Atlanta and a dinner at Renee Erickson’s widely praised Walrus and the Carpenter in Seattle. Do you see why I’m pinching myself? What follows is the full tour breakdown with dates and links and phone numbers so you can make your reservations. To be honest, I’m most excited to meet all of you nice people out there who read what I write every day… so please come out and say hi!

ATLANTA

Saturday, October 6, 2:00 PM
Taste of Atlanta, Barnes & Noble Bookstore Tent, Tech Square, Atlanta
I’ll sign copies of “Secrets of the Best Chefs” and pose for as many Instagram pictures as you want! More info here.

Monday, October 8, 4:00 PM
Emory University Campus Bookstore, 1390 Oxford Road, Atlanta
Book signing. (404) 727-6222

Monday, October 8, 6:15 PM
Hugh Acheson’s Empire State South, 999 Peachtree Street, Atlanta
Three-course, prix-fixe dinner with a menu inspired by “Secrets of the Best Chefs”
Admission includes dinner and a copy of the book
For reservations: 404-541-1105

NEW YORK

Tuesday, October 9, 7:00 PM
[NOTE: THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT, WHICH IS WHY WE'RE HAVING A 2ND ONE]
La Scuola Grande at Eataly, 200 Fifth Avenue, New York
Five-course Chef’s Table dinner, with a menu inspired by “Secrets of the Best Chefs” and an introduction from Lidia Bastianich
Admission includes dinner and a copy of the book
More details here

Wednesday, October 10, 7:30 PM
Greenlight Bookstore, 686 Fulton Street, Brooklyn
A conversation with Jonathan Waxman, chef and owner of Barbuto, and Amanda Hesser, cofounder of Food52
More details here
RSVP on Facebook here

Friday, November 9th, 7:00 PM
La Scuola Grande at Eataly, 200 Fifth Avenue, New York
Five-course Chef’s Table dinner, with a menu inspired by “Secrets of the Best Chefs”
Admission includes dinner and a copy of the book
More info here

LOS ANGELES

TBD
Nancy Silverton’s Mozza Scuola di Pizza, 6610 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles
Prix-fixe dinner with a menu inspired by “Secrets of the Best Chefs”
Admission includes dinner and a copy of the book

SAN FRANCISCO

Wednesday, October 17, 8:00 PM
Tartine Bakery, 600 Guerrero Street, San Francisco
“Tartine Afterhours” prix-fixe dinner, hosted by me and Samin Nosrat, with a menu inspired by “Secrets of the Best Chefs”
(A copy of the book is included in the price of admission)
More details here

NAPA

Saturday, October 20, 1:00 PM
The Culinary Center at Whole Foods, 3682 Bel Aire Plaza, Napa
Talk, demo and signing
More details here

SEATTLE

Sunday, October 21, 4:00 PM
Book Larder, 4252 Fremont Avenue N, Seattle
Talk, demo and signing
(206) 397-4271

Monday, October 22, Time TBA
Renee Erickson’s The Walrus and the Carpenter, 4743 Ballard Ave NW, Seattle
Three-course prix-fixe dinner, with a menu inspired by “Secrets of the Best Chefs”
Admission includes dinner and a copy of the book
(206) 395-9227

AUSTIN

Sunday, October 28, 3:15 PM
Texas Book Festival, State Capitol Building, Austin, TX
Talk and signing
See here for full info

RICHMOND

Thursday, November 8, 7:00 PM
RHome for the Holidays, The Visual Arts Center of Richmond, 1812 West Main Street, Richmond
Book talk and signing as part of RHome magazine’s annual holiday event.
More details here

As you can see, there are a few tiny details missing, so check the BOOK TOUR page for a more updated version soon. And, um, isn’t this the most amazing tour ever? And, in case I didn’t guilt you enough earlier about not following me on Twitter, be sure to follow me over the next month as I Tweet pictures and stories from on the road. Of course, I’ll be asking lots of questions about “where do I eat next?” And when I’m not eating in transit, I’ll be eating with you at one of these events! This is the best.

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