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.