Dinner & Discussion w/ ‘In the French Kitchen’ Author Susan Herrmann Loomis

July 13, 2015 @ 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
606 North Fayette Street
Alexandria, VA 22314

WHAT:                 A special dinner with wine and a discussion of her new book, In a French Kitchen with author Susan Herrmann Loomis, hosted by Chefs Christophe & Michelle Poteaux.  The book is a collection of tales from the kitchens of home cooks throughout France capturing the delightful celebration of French life and the cooks who turn even the simplest meals into an occasion. On the eve of Bastille Day, the Chefs Poteaux will serve:

Amuse et Kir

Melon et jambon sale – Virginia made prosciutto, compressed cantaloupe, micro basil, Banyuls vinegar reduction

Poulet roti au romarin et aux citrons confits – Roasted Amish chicken infused with preserved lemon and rosemary, fingerling potatoes, haricots verts, cipoline, piquillo peppers

Salade verte, chèvre chaud – Fresh goat cheese tartine with organic green salad, Dijon and shallot vinaigrette

Tarte aux citrons, fruits rouges, crème Chantilly – Lemon tart, fresh local berries, Chantilly cream


WHEN:                 Monday, July 13

                                6:30pm Reception, Meet & Greet

                                7pm Dinner


WHERE:               Bastille
606 N Fayette St
Alexandria, VA 22314


RSVP:                    Tickets are $69.00 per person, inclusive of dinner and wine, exclusive of tax or gratuity.  Books will be available for purchase for $26.95.  Please call (703) 519-3776 or email reservations@bastillerestaurant.com to reserve seats for this special event.



Susan Herrmann Loomis is a France-based, award-winning journalist, author and cooking school proprietor with nine books to her credit, and a professionally trained chef. Among her books are On Rue Tatin, a narrative about her life in France, with recipes which won the IACP best literary food book for 2002, Loomis contributes to many publications including Cooking Light,Metropolitan Home, France Today, and Gastronomica. She has lived in France for nearly twenty years, operates On Rue Tatin, a cultural and culinary cooking program, from her 15th century home in Louviers, France, where she lives with her two children.


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