The Food Lovers Guide to... Patricia Wells

Patricia Wells in conversation with Bill Daley, Chicago Tribune

Dégustation with Café des Architectes Chef Biggers

Online Registration closed! Please call (312) 337-1070 for more information.

Friday, October 25, 2013
6:30 p.m.
54 W. Chicago Avenue
$10 members/$20 non-members


Please note that attendees of the Federation of Alliances Francaises USA national conference in Chicago, may attend at the members' rate.

Patricia Wells has lived in Paris since January 1980 and now runs a popular cooking school - At Home with Patricia Wells - in Paris and Provence with her husband, Walter. 
From 1988 to 1991, Patricia Wells was the restaurant critic of the French newsweekly, L'Express, the only female and only foreign critic in France.

La Grande dame des foodies is the author of 14 books, beginning in 1984 with the publication of the landmark The Food Lover's Guide to Paris, now available as an app for smart phones. Her cookbook, Simply French, introduced chef Joël Robuchon to the world and captured the James Beard award for Best European Cookbook. 
Cooking with Patricia: Lessons from My Two French Kitchens, Paris&Provence will be released this fall.
Please see her website

Chef Biggers hails from Alabama. While attending Johnson & Wales University in Charleston, Biggers worked at Blossom Café as a Pastry Cook, learning the art of baked breads and pastries. Later, at Chicago's 4-star restaurant, TRU, Biggers held the role of Chef de Partie and then served as Executive Sous Chef at Morimoto in Philadelphia. Next, he rejoined Chef Tramonto as the Executive Chef of two 3-star restaurants, Tramonto's Steak & Seafood and RT Lounge, before joining the team at Levy Restaurants' Fulton's on the River.
In January of 2011, Chef Biggers came to Sofitel Chicago Water Tower to oversee all aspects of the hotel’s dining operations, including its restaurant, Café des Architectes.

Bill Daley is a Chicago Tribune food and features writer. He covers chefs and food personalities, cooking techniques and trends. He is active in social media, notably Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram.
Prior to the Tribune, Daley was a food writer and restaurant reviewer with the San Francisco Chronicle and spent 11 years at the Hartford Courant.

The lecture in English will be followed by a book signing and a sampling of Patricia Wells recipes will be served.

 This program is made possible by the Fédération des Alliances Françaises US and the Sofitel Water Tower. 

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