In honor of legendary chef Julia Child, who would have celebrated her 100th Birthday on August 15, 2012, Chef/Owner Ris Lacoste of RIS joins the West End Cinema next Tuesday, August 7, to host three special screenings of clips from the PBS documentary “Cooking for Julia.” Join us at 2301 M Street NW (entrance is on 23rd Street) at 6, 7 or 8pm. A Q&A session with Chef Ris follows each screening.
Filmed in 2002, “Cooking for Julia” chronicles Julia Child’s 90th birthday dinner, prepared by Chef Ris for 160 dinner guests at Georgetown’s 1789 restaurant, where she was executive chef at the time. It also celebrates the induction of Julia’s kitchen to the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center. Following the film, viewers can ask Chef Ris about her experience cooking for America’s most beloved culinary queen.
Walk to RIS before or after the show and enjoy the weekly Tuesday night “Burger & Malbec” special, featuring a glass of Malbec wine and “The Julia”, RIS’ burger with Julia’s favorite toppings. “The Julia” is a menu item from the month-long celebration of “All Things Julia” at RIS in August.