Saturday, Mar 21, 2020 1 PM


Petit Rouge
Getting there
3146 Calhoun Street, New Orleans, LA

Les Dames d'Escoffier International (LDEI) - New Orleans Chapter continues its bi-monthly culinary book club, available free of charge to foodies who are interested in discussing food-related fiction and nonfiction. The next three meetings will take place at Petit Rouge coffee shop, 3146 Calhoun Street in New Orleans. Saturday, March 21st, 2020, 1PM at Petit Rouge: Save Me the Plums: My Gourmet Memoir by Ruth Reichl Trailblazing food writer Ruth Reichl's charming memoir chronicles her 10 year tenure as editor-and-chief of Gourmet magazine during a decade in which food became an important part of popular culture, the rise of farm-to-table, plus other important culinary movements, and food journalism shifted forever. Book club attendance is free but a donation of $5 is suggested to support Les Dames d’Escoffier International and the New Orleans chapter’s goals to foster a supportive culture in our community to help women achieve excellence in the food, beverage, and hospitality fields. For details on the Culinary Book Club and to RSVP, please visit LDEI Book Club. MEDIA CONTACT: Emily Vanlandingham About Les Dames d’Escoffier (LDEI): LDEI is an international organization of women leaders who create a supportive culture in their communities to achieve excellence in the food, fine beverage, and hospitality professions. Over 2,300 members in 40 chapters provide leadership, educational opportunities and host philanthropic events within their communities. The Les Dames d’Escoffier organization takes its inspiration from Auguste Escoffier, a legendary chef and culinary innovator in his own time (1846-1935), as well as a philanthropist who marshaled his culinary resources and connections to do good things. It is believed that he was the first chef in the world to proactively enlist food and wine as fundraising vehicles. Visit or on Facebook @LDEIdamesdescoffier