For all who love good eating and good reading
'Recipe for a Book Club', based on the book of the same name by Mary O'Hare and Rose Storey, offers 'twelve lively months of suggested reading, featured authors, and menus... to make each gathering of your book discussion group a joyous occasion.'
Always the first Tuesday of each month, mark your calendars for a night out with your fellow bibliophiles and gastronominiques (book and food lovers).
$14.95 per person (Includes menu listed)
Reservations and payment in full required one week prior. (We accept cash, check within 5 business days of event, Charge Card, PayPal.
December 4, 2018
Book: 'The Color of Water: A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother' by James McBride
Written from the vantage point of two people, this book covers the life of James McBride's mother, an Orthodox Jew whose childhood was difficult and disturbing. Interspersing tales of his own background, he describes what is was like to be raised in a family of twelve with a black father and a white mother, financially poor, and having to deal with race-related issues.
It is a beautiful tribute, exemplifying the power of love and the amazing feats people can accomplish with determination and the right mind-set.
Menu: Pinwheel Sandwiches, Cheese Tortellini Salad, Zucchini Bites, Almond Tea Cakes $14.95
January 8, 2019
Book: ‘Angel Strings’ by Gary Eberle.
This fast-paced book is about a man’s personal revelations through the experiences he has with people he encounters during a cross-country trip.
Joe Findlay, who narrates, is the hero in search of something more fulfilling in his life than just performing as a backup guitarist in Las Vegas. His whole life changes when he agrees to drive Violet, a hitchhiker, and her baby to San Diego.
Problem? He is on his way to New York City to audition as a guitarist with a rock band!
Guess he’s headed West…
Menu: Mushroom Bruschetta, Tomato and Fresh Mozzarella Salad, Pasta with Herbs, Pistachio Cake $14.95
February 5, 2019
Book: ‘Pride and Prejudice’ by Jane Austen
This is a story about Elizabeth Bennet, her four sisters, and their numerous suitors. Set in eighteenth-century England, the novel introduces the manners and customs of genteel society of the day. It is at a ball that Elizabeth first encounters the proud Mr. Darcy, who neglects to ask her to dance. Her pride, offended that his rejection, causes her to initially judge him harshly and unfavorably. The story follows Mr. Darcy’s courtship of Elizabeth, but along the way we meet a rogue, a lovesick sister, society snobs, and numerous other memorable characters who combine to make this a story you won’t soon forget.
Pride and Prejudice is a charming portrait of life in late eighteenth-century England. Despite the passage of more than two centuries since the book’s publication, one is still able to identify with many of the characters. Jane Austen’s precise verbal portraits allow us a glimpse ito the life and times of the society of that age.
Menu: A variety of Finger Sandwiches, Lemon Cake, Darjeeling Tea, Champagne $14.95