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Menu posted for the JULIE & JULIA Feast!

[caption align="alignleft" width="320" caption="Meryl Streep as Julia Child"]Meryl Streep as Julia Child[/caption]

Nora Ephron's new film JULIE & JULIA opens on August 7th at South Lamar and we couldn't pass up on the opportunity to let Alamo chef Trish Eichelberger do what she does best- create bliss.    The film is an adaptation of two different books- Julie Powell's bestselling memoir Julie & Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen, and Julia Child's memoir My Life in France. Powell (Amy Adams) embarks on a year-long culinary quest to cook all 524 recipes in Julia Child's Mastering the Art of French Cooking.  Trish has been on her own quest, preparing the perfect menu to pair with the film, painstakingly sifting through her encyclopedic knowledge of French cuisine for her special JULIE & JULIA Feast.  Well, she just sent the menu over.  How do you say daaaammmmmmn! in French?

Check it out!

Amuse Bouche

Oyster on the half shell with aged sherry vinegar mignonette, thinly sliced rye, butter

Sole "meuniere"

Seared sole on boggy creek farms arugula with lemon and brown butter vinaigrette, seared heirloom tomato

"Hot as a stiff..."

Manicotti stuffed with a spicy lobster "thermidor" filling, petite braised cucumber soup

"Piece de' la résistance"

Boneless duck breast, stuffed with pate, en croute, potatoes lyonnaisse, endive grilled drizzled with black truffle oil

"Raspberry Bavarian cream"

Crepe filled with chevre raspberry cream, fresh raspberries, shaved dark chocolate

And of course, each course will be paired with the perfect wine!

Trish, if you're reading this, daaaaammmmn!  Alamo Food & Film events are always beautiful, but this one looks ravaging.

Tickets will go on sale tomorrow, July 31, at noon.  This one's sure to sell out, so get your tickets soon!


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