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Date(s) - 05/20/18
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Left Bank Restaurant


Author and chef Georgeanne Brennan will discuss her latest cookbook, Windows on Provence, and enjoy a meal with guests inspired by the title and prepared by the staff of Larkspur’s Left Bank Restaurant on Sunday, May 20, at 6:30 p.m. Admission for the event is $120 per person and $175 per couple. Each ticket includes dinner, wine, tax, tip, and a signed copy of Brennan’s new book, Windows on Provence.

Famous for its radiant light, vibrant colors, beautiful architecture, flavorful foods, and opulent wines, Provence is one of the most visited destinations of the world. To turn the pages of Windows on Provence: Musings on the Food, Wine, and Culture of the South of France is to be immersed in the magical region. With each photograph and chapter, the reader is transported to the beaches of Nice under a white umbrella, to the twisting streets of Aix-en-Provence, to the 2,000-year-old ruins of Cimiez, and beyond.

Georgeanne Brennan evocatively renders an insider’s knowledge of Provence’s villages and their ancient customs and traditions. Through rich essays, each examining a unique facet of Provençal culture, she shares her view of the southern region of the country. Brennan’s engaging text, together with alluring photographs, takes the reader on an unforgettable tour, from the sun-drenched Côte d’Azur to the craggy mountains of Haute Provence; to lavender, poppy and wheat fields; through markets full of richly-hued fabrics, antiques and seasonal specialties; to harbors filled with fishermen selling the morning’s catch; over hills covered in vines; and into centuries-old buildings and castle ruins, all brought to life through the author’s eyes.

From James Beard-winning chefs to acclaimed culinary memoirists, Book Passage’s Cooks with Books series gives patrons a chance to hear from featured speakers before enjoying a specially-tailored menu, prepared and served by an outstanding Bay Area restaurant. Georgeanne Brennan will be in attendance to discuss the development of her unique culinary aesthetic, take questions from the audience, and share in a rare, one-of-a-kind menu prepared by the cooks of the acclaimed Left Bank in Larkspur.

Left Bank is an authentic Parisian-style brasserie located in the historic Blue Rock Inn at 507 Magnolia Ave. in charming downtown Larkspur.

For more information or to purchase tickets, call (415) 927-0960 or visit