Start: 7:00 pm
End: 8:30 pm
Author Signing With Chef
Reading from and discussing his new memoir
We hope that you will be able to join us for this wonderful event with Chef, Arno Schmidt featuring a special punch prepared by our friends at Balic of Clinton. For your pleasure and convenience, Christie's Artisan Breab & Pastry Shop will remain open until 9:00 PM.
A journey through kitchens on three
continents with authentic menus since
1947, photographs and original recipes. My life story going back to
apprenticeship 1946 in war torn Austria to serving the world's most prominent
people at The Waldorf Astoria and The Plaza in Manhattan.
Funny anecdotes and some serious glimpses what goes on in
large hotel kitchens and dining rooms. Laugh about room service disasters and over
eager catering directors. The book includes menu facsimiles and authentic
recipes for dishes seldom served today. The book pays homage to the
myriad colleagues I worked with and learned from.
Not an expose
yet candied observations from 50 years working in kitchens and musing about the
industry by looking behind the wallpaper as Food and Beverage Director at The
Plaza when it was still La Grande Dame of New York hotels.