Famed Chef Thomas Keller of The French Laundry, Per Se, Ad Hoc, Bouchon and Bouchon Bakery will be making an appearance at Aria on December 3, 2012 11a.m.-1p.m. for a meet and greet to celebrate the release of his fifth book, Bouchon Bakery, which features recipes from the bakery’s five locations in California, New York and Las Vegas. Co-Author Sebastien Rouxel, who is the executive pastry chef for the Thomas Keller Restaurant Group, will also be in attendance and will join Aria Pastry Chef Kathryn King to prepare some sweet treats found in the cookbook. King is highly regarded for creating innovative twists on classic American desserts, and, as one of the city’s top pastry chefs, she produces a memorable grand finale at Aria.
Guests will have the opportunity to meet Keller and Rouxel while enjoying their pastries and desserts along with mimosas and coffee. The cost to attend this event is $35 which includes pastries and beverages. Copies of the book are available for purchase at the event for $50. Click here to purchase tickets.
Released on October 23, Bouchon Bakery (Artisan Books) is a dazzling amalgam of American and French baked goods, including all the classics that Keller fell in love with as a young chef apprenticing in Paris.
“I do know this: a bakery is an anchor; it draws a community around it. Whether we visit them for croissants in the morning or for cookies and an afternoon coffee, bakeries have a central place in our lives.” – Thomas Keller
Aria is located at 490 E. Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta, GA 30305. (404)233-7673, www.aria-atl.com