Suzanne Goin and Caroline Styne Host Tanis for a Book Signing and Dinner Inspired by his New Cookbook

Wines to be Provided by In Pursuit of Balance – Winemakers of California


WHAT: LUCQUES, the flagship restaurant owned by Suzanne Goin and Caroline Styne, welcomes Chez Panisse alumnus David Tanis to the restaurant for a dinner celebrating his James Beard Foundation nominated cookbook, One Good Dish. Suzanne featured Tanis in The A.O.C. Cookbook with her recipe for parsnips and turnips with sage and prunes – prefaced with a charming story about his influence on her when she worked under his guidance at Chez Panisse during the early stages of her career.

The family style dinner will be served in the newly remodeled patio of Lucques with spacious communal seating for guests. The dinner will also feature a spectacular variety of wines from In Pursuit of Balance – the highly acclaimed group of 31 independent, family-run wineries who share a commitment to seeking balance in California pinot noir and chardonnay.

Pricing for the dinner is $95 per guest and includes all specially selected wines and a copy of “One Good Dish.” For this night only, David Tanis will appear to personally sign copies of the cookbook.

MENUL a spring supper for david tanis

salty almonds with rosemary
cashews with Indian spices
gorgonzola and walnut crostini
cheese in a jar
moroccan carrots
red beet salad with hard cooked egg
very green fish stew
tunisian meatballs with cous cous
quick scallion kim chee
tangerine granita
brown butter almond cakes
espresso-hazelnut bark

includes menu, wines and book
taxes and gratuity are excluded

WHEN: Thursday, April 3, 2014, 7:00 p.m. – One seating ONLY

8474 Melrose Ave
West Hollywood, California 90069
Phone 323.655.6277

WHY: Owners Suzanne Goin and Caroline Styne bring neighborhood-friendly events to their restaurant, providing a delicious experience that encourages socializing and community spirit. All menu selections are market inspired from Goin’s seasonal menus at LUCQUES.

ABOUT DAVID TANIS: David Tanis is the acclaimed author of A Platter of Figs and Other Recipes, named one of the 50 best cookbooks ever written by Britain’s Guardian/Observer; Heart of the Artichoke and Other Kitchen Journeys, nominated for a James Beard Award; and now One Good Dish: The Pleasures of a Simple Meal. His professional cooking career includes time in Santa Fe, Paris, and the San Francisco Bay Area, where he spent nearly 25 years as chef at Chez Panisse. Tanis now lives in New York City and writes the weekly New York Times column City Kitchen. Follow him on Twitter @DavidTanisCooks.

ABOUT ONE GOOD DISH: In his first non-menu cookbook, ONE GOOD DISH (Artisan Books; October 22, 2013; Hardcover / $25.95), acclaimed chef David Tanis offers 100 refreshingly down-to-earth and easy-to-prepare recipes for delicious meals any time of day, presented in the calm, reassuring voice that readers have come to love in his weekly New York Times City Kitchen column. Stunning color photographs accompany each recipe. “One good dish, carefully prepared and eaten with pleasure, is an end—and a delight—in itself.” – David Tanis

ABOUT IN PURSUIT OF BALANCE: In Pursuit of Balance seeks to promote dialogue around the meaning and relevance of balance in California pinot noir and chardonnay. IPOB was created by Rajat Parr of Michael Mina and RN74, and Jasmine Hirsch of Hirsch Vineyards, to celebrate wineries striving to produce balanced pinot noir and chardonnay in California. Our first event was held in San Francisco in 2011.This growing group of producers is seeking a different direction with their wines, both in the vineyard and the winery. This direction focuses on balance, non-manipulation in the cellar, and the promotion of the fundamental varietal characteristics which make pinot noir and chardonnay great – subtlety, poise and the ability of these grapes to serve as profound vehicles for the expression of terroir.

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