Julia Child continues to inspire chefs and launch a thousand food events. This August (when all good French citizens go on holiday), the Kahala Resort holds Bon Appétit!: A Tribute to Julia Child and Mastering the Art of French Cooking. The month-long event is held in honor of the French-cuisine chronicler’s 100th birthday.
There will be classes, a grazing event, and special menus in the hotel’s eateries, but the highlight is a benefit dinner for the James Beard Foundation. The press release says it will feature a “surprise French chef” (which means they haven’t signed a contract with someone yet), and I can’t wait to find out who it will be. Hmmm. Daniel Boulud? Eric Ripert? Alain Ducasse? Joël Robuchon? A girl can dream can’t she? And attending the dinner will be James Beard Foundation VP Mitchell Davis, who I know from way back when he wrote great mini-reviews for me when I was at the Time Out New York Eating + Drinking Guide.
Tickets for the James Beard Foundation dinner are $275 until July 1. You save $50 if you go the early-bird route. After July 1 the price is $325.