Julia Child, born in Pasadena 101 years ago this August 15th, 2013, had a voice we’ll always hear—slightly grating—in our ears, though her laugh, which employed her whole body, was equally unique and irresistible. And for those who have been hooked on episodes of The French Chef or even just know her from Meryl Streep’s incredible interpretation in Julie & Julia, Child’s sense of humor was self-deprecating, irreverent, and hilarious.
“The only time to eat diet food is while you’re waiting for the steak to cook.”
Vertical Wine Bistro celebrates Julia Child’s life this week by featuring some of her most recognized dishes. August 13th through 18th, Executive Chef Laurent Quenioux offers Julia’s classic beef bourguignon, creamy lemon cheesecake, and crisp arugula salad.
“If you’re afraid to use butter, use cream.”
Dinner itself costs $39, though if a wine pairing is desired—Le Hospce 2010, Sancerre, France with the salad; 2009 Le Mas Flauzierres Gigondas, France with the beef; and 2009 La Fleur Renaissance, Sauternes, France with dessert—include an additional $25.
“I think every woman should have a blowtorch.”
Celebrate Julia Child’s Birthday
Tuesday-Sunday, Aug. 13th-18th
Vertical Wine Bistro, upstairs @ 70 N. Raymond Ave., Pasadena 91103
VerticalWineBistro.com or call 626.795.3999
“I think careful cooking is love, don’t you? The loveliest thing you can cook for someone who’s close to you is about as nice a Valentine as you can give.”