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Arno Schmidt

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.

Event date: 
Friday, November 2, 2012 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Event address: 
12 East Main St
08809-1410 Clinton