Sunday, August 19, 2018

Happy Birthday Julia Child


Julia Child's birthday was August 15, 1912 so she would have been 106 years old this month.  Because of her cooking skills and effervescent personality, she will live forever.  Vincent's on Camelback did a tribute dinner for her this last week using her recipes.  The chef/owner, Vincent Guerithault actually knew Julia Child and she once cooked with him in his kitchen.  The restaurant offered this special dinner for four days last week starting on her birthday.  A friend and I decided to go last Friday evening and we were not disappointed.


There were three courses to the dinner and guests were given a choice of three items for each course. I'll show you the courses I chose.  I started with the French Onion Soup which was superb.  In fact it was better than any French onion soup I've ever had in France!


For my entree I chose the Lemon Sole "Bonne Femme" which was also excellent.  The lemon sauce was rich and tangy and the sole filets were wrapped around fresh spinach and mushrooms.  Yum!


For dessert I had the Cream Puff au Chocolat which was truly delightful but, I could only finish half of it.  Not to worry though, I brought the other half home to eat the next day.

I've featured pictures of the outside of Vincent's and the inside of the Vincent's Bistro before on this blog.  You can see one of those posts here.  Vincent is the only classically trained French Chef in Arizona.  He's won many awards including the James Beard award for best chef in the southwest.

I have a new post on Sharon's Sojourns today.  Last week I wrote about a market in Seattle, this week I'll show you a market in Paris.

7 comments:

biebkriebels said...

I remember the nice movie about her with Meryl Streep. The recepies you had look very good, very tasty. What a wonderful idea anyway to offer it as a tribute to her.

Andy said...

Yummy! The food looks delicious.

RedPat said...

It all looks so good but so filling, Sharon! I'm glad that you could take half of the dessert home!

bill burke said...

It all looks delicious. The dessert, divine!

William Kendall said...

That dessert looks to die for!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I began with 'oh my gosh' on your last post about Vincent's Sharon and I repeat 'oh my gosh!!!! What scrumptious choices you made! I have had Julia Child's recipe book for ages but as yet not used it.. might have to do something about that ☺

Steve Reed said...

What a great opportunity! Dave would have loved this. Julia Child is his hero.