April 11, 2008
Tomorrow morning I'm off to New York to begin my two week book tour around the United States, and I can't wait to eat my way from coast-to-coast and discover what America's eating these days. On every trip back to the U.S., I arrive with a mental must-eat list of things that I either can't get in Paris and/or which are much better in America. It's an eccentric high-and-low list, too. A brief sampler: Everything bagels, pepperoni pizza, Lipton Onion Soup dip, Mexican food as often as possible (Paris fails badly on this score), cheeseburger at the Union Square Cafe, everything at Momofuku Ssam (even thinking about David Chang's food makes me drool, and can't wait to try Momofuku Noodle), mushroom pizza, Mary's Fish Camp lobster roll, I could go on and on, and this is just in New York! If you come across this post, maybe you can give me some advice on the best Mexican restaurants in Los Angeles, and places not to miss in the other cities I'll be visiting.
Please join me at the following events:
April 16, 2008; WASHINGTON, DC. Alliance Francaise, reading and tasting to be held at LES HALLES, 1201 Pennsylvania Avenue NW #100, at 6.30pm
April 17, 2008: CHICAGO, ILL. Alliance Francaise, 810 North Dearborn Street, at 6.15pm, reading and signing
April 18, 2008: CHICAGO, ILL. The University Club, 76 E. Monroe Street, at 12pm. Lunch, reading and signing.
April 20, 2008: NAPA, CA. Kitchen Library, Oxbox Public Market, 610 First Street, reading and signing 1-3pm.
April 21, 2008: CORTE MADERA, CA. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista, reading and signing, 7pm
April 22, 2008: SEATTLE, WA. Janiuk Winery, 14710 Woodinville-Redmond Rd NE, Q & A, dinner, 6.30pm
April 23, 2008: LA JOLLA, CA, Warwick's, 7812 Girard Avenue, reading and signing, 7.30pm
More events and cities to announced, so please check back soon--I'd love you to meet you!