, ,

Bestselling Author Ann Patchett, Award-Winning Chef Mario Batali

 

LUTHER BURBANK CENTER FOR THE ARTS ANNOUNCES THE ADDITION OF ACCLAIMED NEW YORK TIMES-BESTSELLING AUTHOR ANN PATCHETT
AS WELL AS AN EVENING WITH AWARD-WINNING CHEF MARIO BATALI

Tickets on sale Friday, August 12 at noon

SANTA ROSA, CA (August 8, 2016) –Today, Luther Burbank Center for the Arts (The Center) announced the addition of two exciting literary events for this Fall in partnership with Copperfield’s Books. On Thursday September 22, 2016 at 7 p.m., the acclaimed New York Times-bestselling writer behind “Bel Canto,” Ann Patchett, comes to Santa Rosa for an intimate evening to talk with audiences about her new work, “Commonwealth”. On Thursday October 27, 2016 at 7 p.m., award-winning chef and Emmy-winning host of ABC’s The Chew, Mario Batali, joins audiences at The Center for an evening to talk about the launch of his most ambitious cookbook to date, “Big American Cookbook: 250 Favorite Recipes from Across the USA”. The Center also announced today that single tickets for the previously announced 2016-2017 Symphony Pops Series and Clover Stornetta Family Fun Series will be available on Friday, August 12 at noon.

Tickets for Ann Patchett are $46 and include a copy of her new work, “Commonwealth”. There is also an option to purchase two tickets including one copy of the book for $62. Tickets for Mario Batali are $66 and include a copy of his new work, “Big American Cookbook: 250 Favorite Recipes from Across the USA” with the option to purchase two tickets including one copy of the book available for $92. Both events also go on sale Friday, August 12 at noon and are available online at lutherburbankcenter.org, by calling 707-546-3600 or at the Luther Burbank Center for the Arts ticket office (50 Mark West Springs Road in Santa Rosa).

The author of “The Patron Saint of Liars”, “Taft”, “The Magician’s Assistant”, “Run”, and “State of Wonder”—as well as three books of nonfiction and essays— Ann Patchett has won the PEN/Faulkner Award, the Orange Prize, and numerous other honors for her work. Her writing has been translated into more than thirty languages, and she also edited the collection Best American Short Stories, 2006. And on top of all this, Patchett is a strong supporter of indie bookstores: she co-owns Parnassus Books in her hometown of Nashville. Patchett returns
with a new book “Commonwealth”, an enthralling story of how an unexpected romantic encounter irrevocably changes two families’ lives. Spanning five decades, the novel explores how this chance encounter reverberates through the lives of the four parents and six children involved. Told with equal measures of humor and heartbreak, “Commonwealth” is a meditation on inspiration, interpretation, and the ownership of stories.

Audiences are invited for an evening with award-winning chef Mario Batali this Fall at The Center. Named “Man of the Year” in the chef category by GQ Magazine in 1999, Mario also won the James Beard Foundation’s “Best Chef: New York City” award in 2002, and in 2005 the James Beard Foundation awarded Mario the designation “Outstanding Chef of the Year”. Mario was also a recipient of the 2001 D’Artagnan Cervena “Who’s Who of Food & Beverage in America,” a prestigious food industry lifetime achievement award. An Emmy-winning host of ABC’s The Chew, Batali’s culinary empire includes 26 restaurants, 10 cookbooks (including the James Beard Award-winning Molto Italiano and America—Farm to Table), numerous TV shows, and three “Eataly” marketplaces. Batali’s most ambitious cookbook to date, “Big American Cookbook: 250 Favorite Recipes from Across the USA” brings together the most delicious dishes from every corner of the Red, White, and Blue in this definitive guide to our country’s cuisine.

0 replies

Leave a Reply

Want to join the discussion?
Feel free to contribute!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Call Box Office
707-546-3600