Photos from Bouchon’s Grand Opening 2010/ Elise Thompson
KCET is newly independent and plans to host a benefit June 12, 2011, at 7pm to “support the future of KCET program development for its 3.6 million viewers in the 11 communities it serves” with the biggest fete possible – an evening at Thomas Keller’s Bouchon Bistro in Beverly Hills.
This evening of gastronomic bliss will be offered to LA Beat readers at the special discount price of $175 a person (a savings of $75) if you call (323) 953-5357 and say they are a fan of The L.A. Beat. If there was ever a time to splurge, this is it.
Now, I myself have been spoiled by Bouchon on several occasions and there is nothing like it. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to not only eat Chef Rory Hermann’s top-of-the-line fare at various stations, but see what really happens behind the scenes and bake a baguette of your own. Though to be honest, I didn’t bake a baguette last time. I was too busy sneaking macarons.
According to the press release, this is how you will be spoiled:
– Savor sumptuous culinary specialties and traditional French Bistro fare created by Bouchon’s
Chef de Cuisine Rory Hermann
– Enjoy the company of Chef Thomas Keller
– Imbibe free flowing wine from Jorian Hill
– Take an extensive behind-the-scenes tour of Bouchon’s amazing kitchens
– Enjoy cooking demonstrations by an array of Bouchon’s top chefs
– Master the art of French country bistro fare
– Partake in making the restaurant’s signature epi baguettes in the bakery
– Bid on unique and one-of-a-kind silent auction items with deluxe travel packages and gift
Born and raised in the great city of Los Angeles, this food, culture and music-loving punk rock angeleno wants to turn you on to all that is funky, delicious and weird in the city. While Elise holds down the fort, her adventurous alter ego Kiki Maraschino is known to roam the country in search of catfish.