August 15 was Julia Child's birthday. She would have been 100, God bless her. And people all over the world were celebrating her special day...including a wonderful group I belong to called Les Dames d'Escoffier
As a member of a 3-person committee in charge of putting together a Julia Child birthday party, I am happy to say the event turned out to be quite a success. It was held at Beachcliff Cabinet & Design
in Rocky River, and members brought dishes made from authentic Julia Child recipes, which included:
|Vichyssoise (Cold Leek & Potato Soup)|
|Salade Nicoise (Mediterranean Combination Salad)|
Salade a la Supremes de Volaille Froid (Salad of Cold Chicken Breast)
|Salade a la d'Argenson (Rice & Beet Salad)|
|Reine de Saba (Queen of Sheba Chocolate Almond Cake)|
We also had Quiche Lorraine and Spinach Quiche (which I stupidly forgot to photograph), as well as French bread, herbed butter, and French wines. Members and their guests dressed like Julia in a white blouse, black skirt or slacks, and -- of course -- a string of pearls (see photo below).
|Me (on the right) and my committee members|
The entertainment included a Julia Child impersonator, ongoing TV episodes of Julia Child's show, and a voice imitation contest, which was a real hoot!
What a great night. Here's to you, Julia! And as she would say, "Bon appetit!"
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