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Celebrating the Debut of Dinner with the President

May 18, 2023 @ 5:00 am - 7:00 am PDT

Alex Prud’homme, Julia Child’s grandnephew and co-author of Julia’s New York Times best-selling memoir, My Life in France, invites readers into the White House to learn about the palates and eating habits of twenty-six of America’s most noteworthy presidents. Enjoy a moderated conversation led by The Montecito Journal’s Les Firestein that explores Alex’s experience researching the book and some of his most surprising findings. You’ll have a chance to ask Alex questions about your favorite president’s eating habits and purchase a signed copy of the book to read or gift to a friend!

Throughout the evening there will be presidential bites featured in the book and prepared by Field + Fort’s Executive Chef, Austin Moore. You’ll also get to sip on FDR’s favorite cocktail, the reverse martini and enjoy local pinot noirs inspired by Ronald Regan’s love of Santa Barbara wines.

A portion of the proceeds from the Taste of Santa Barbara will benefit the Santa Barbara Culinary Experience in partnership with The Julia Child Foundation for Gastronomy and the Culinary Arts.

*Ticket includes entry, cocktails, local wines, and refreshments based on recipes in the book.

Signed copies of the book will be available for purchase onsite.

Attendees who consume alcohol at this event must be 21 years of age or older with a valid photo ID.


May 18, 2023
5:00 am - 7:00 am PDT
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