December 11: An Evening with Alice Medrich

Just when I thought life couldn't get any better....

An evening with with a true culinary icon?

With desserts prepared by three of the city's finest pastry chefs?

I'm in!!!

If you'd like to jump in on the fun, reserve your space with Kim Ricketts Cooks & Books.

Here's a peak at the invitation:

We are celebrating the joys of the holiday season with a dessert party in honor of dessert maven Alice Medrich and her latest book, PURE DESSERT, and you’re invited!

This is a private party in a cozy home in Seattle ’s Hillman City neighborhood. Three of our favorite pastry chefs are going to create decadent desserts inspired by recipes in Alice ’s book. We will have delicious wines and coffee for you to enjoy. Alice will be there with us, making friends, eating sweets, and signing copies of her book.

The party is Tuesday, December 11th - from 7pm to 9:30pm. The cost to attend is $50/person, and that includes a copy of PURE DESSERT. You must call the Book Events office at (206) 632-2419 to reserve a spot, as space is very limited. When you call, you will be asked to give your name, phone number, email address, the number of people in your party and a charge card with expiration date (we will run your card the day of the event for $50/person; if you are coming with friends and not all paying on the same card, each person needs to call the office to give their charge card information).

You will be emailed the address of the party with driving directions after you RSVP – kind of like our version of a rave!

We will also have a few of Alice ’s other cookbooks available for purchase and signing. They make great gifts for the dessert diva or dude in your life.

Here’s is a little more information about our three pastry chefs creating the nibbles of the evening:

LORNA YEE is co-host of the popular Cache Dinner Club. She is a superb self-taught pastry chef and often indulges in several desserts a day. Lorna is part of the food writing team at Seattle Magazine.

DANA CREE studied at The Art Institute in Seattle where she attended both the culinary program and the baking and pastry programs. She spent a few years working under Scott Carsberg at Lampreia, as well as completing internships at The Fat Duck and WD-50. More recently, she was the pastry chef of Eva Restaurant where she received a number of accolades for her talents. Dana is currently the pastry chef at Veil Restaurant.

NEIL ROBERTSON is a graduate of the French Pastry School in Chicago . He spent a numbers of years in Las Vegas where he worked in the Bellagio pastry kitchen, Joel Robuchon at the Mansion, and Restaurant Guy Savoy. Neil recently returned home to Seattle where he is now pastry chef at Canlis Restaurant.

And of course, a little bit about the dessert diva herself - Alice Medrich is inspired and inspiring. In Berkeley , California , in the 1970s, her dessert shop, Cocolat, set new standards of excellence. She has been learning, teaching, and sharing what she loves about dessert making for 30 years. She brings to us an obsessive approach to recipes (meticulously written and tested), a commitment to quality ingredients, and a profound understanding of technique. Her contributions have resulted in the country’s highest cookbook honors, including three Cookbooks of the Year, most recently from the International Association of Culinary Professionals for BITTERSWEET: Recipes and Tales from a Life in Chocolate. Alice lives in Berkeley with her daughter Lucy.

We hope you can join us for this fabulous evening!

Kim and all at Book Events