The March meeting of the Experimental Cuisine Collective will take place on Wednesday, March 23, from 4 to 6 p.m. at Astor Center, 399 Lafayette Street (2nd floor, above Astor Wines). This event is only open to ECC members (so recipients of this email) and will require checking in.
Chef Ferran Adria of elBulli, author and journalist Lisa Abend, and former elBulli stagiaire Katie Button will discuss the role that stagiaires play in the creativity process at elBulli. This focus stems from Lisa's new book, The Sorcerer's Apprentices: A Season in the Kitchen at Ferran Adria's elBulli, which follows the stagiaires of the 2009 season. Copies of the book will be available for sale and signing.
Please RSVP at eccastormarch2011.eventbrite.com. No need to print your registration---we will have a list of attendees at the check-in table. Please arrive between 3:40 and 4 p.m. At 4 p.m., seats available and standing room will go to people on the waitlist. If you RSVP and can no longer make it, please let me know right away so that your seat can be released. Thank you.
All my best,
PS: The book's publisher has organized a recipe contest, with a deadline of March 15. It's been posted on our website, but click here if you missed it and would like to enter.
PPS: We will not hold a meeting in April, to focus on the organization of our daylong symposium on Monday, May 16. The preliminary program is posted on our site.