HUDSON – If you are a foodie – or a Francophile, you’ll want to mark December 11th on your calendar. It is then that food critic Alexander Lobrano will be at the gourmet food shop Olde Hudson, 449 Warren Street, Hudson, to share his love of French cuisine – as told in his latest book “My Place at the Table”. Beginning at 2PM, Lobrano will meet shoppers and sign books. Then from 5:15 until 6:15 he’ll recount tales about his experiences during his time living in Paris. Those interested in attending the final hour should RSVP to 518.828.6923. Attendees must provide proof of vaccination and masks are required.
Local food legend Ruth Reichl says, “Like so many food lovers, Alec Lobrano dreamed of a life in Paris. Unlike the rest of us, he made the dream come true. In this warm, delicious and extremely candid book, he lets us in on all his secrets. Everyone who loves French food will want to read this memoir.”
The recipient of a prestigious James Beard award, the author was European Correspondent for Gourmet Magazine for 10 years and has written about food and travel for The New York Times, Bon Appetit, Food & Wine, Conde Nast Traveler and many other publications in the UK and the US.
The book, his third, is more than just a memoir. It is a ‘black book’ for gourmets. The final pages include a list of thirty of the author’s favorite places – both formal restaurants and more casual bistros, in Paris. Each includes directions and cost estimates (in Euros) as well as a mouthwatering review.
While books will be available for sale at the store, they will also be included in one of Olde Hudson’s Holiday Gift Packages – A Book’s Tour of France. The package can be sent to family and friends and contains French and French Canadian delicacies like Ossau Iraty (sheep cheese) from the Pyrenees, a Duck and Pork Pate with Orange and Champagne Chocolate Truffles.
“For French food lovers and those planning a sojourn to Paris, this is a wonderful opportunity to get first hand opinions on where to go and what to eat,” said Olde Hudson founder Dena Moran. “We’re pleased to present such a well-respected author and food critic here at the store.”