Bon Appetit! Celebrate Julia Child Restaurant Week

Beginning tomorrow, August 7th, New York restaurants will be celebrating the famed chef Julia Child during the week in which her 100th birthday would have fallen. Craving one of her favorite dishes? Read on for all the details and some of her best-known creations!


From Aug. 7th until August 15th, more than 100(!) restaurants across the U.S. are participating in Julia Child Restaurant Week. The week will end with the release of the book “Dearie: The Remarkable Life of Julia Child”. If you’re in the NYC area, several restaurants will transport you to Julia’s kitchen with some of her best-known recipes, from locations such as the Union Square Cafe and Aureole. Aureole will be serving Child’s Pâté de Campagne for lunch and dinner.

Some restaurants will offer up dishes that she adored while others are offering their versions of her famous culinary creations. At Madison Bistro in Murray Hill, chef Claude Godard is presenting a pre-fixe menu with versions of Child’s famous Coq au Vin and Vanilla Petit Pot de Creme, a gorgeous custard dish. “I thought it was a nice way to celebrate someone who has helped promote French cuisine around the world,” Godard said.

On Child’s birthday (August 15th), restaurant Murals on 54 will celebrate Child’s personal favorite recipes, from Boeuf Braisé Prince Albert to braised beef tenderloin with foie gras and truffles…yum! Classic and delicious, Child had good taste when it came to her own recipes and personal favorites.

Here are some Frenchie faves:
Low-Fat Coq au Vin
Cordon Bleu
Escargot in Cream Sauce
Ham, Mushroom and Cheddar Quiche



What are some of your favorite classic French dishes? I love Coq au Vin and a good Pot de Creme, myself! Let me know what recipes tickle your French fancy in the COMMENTS!

A la prochaine fois,


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  • roberta mcclelland

    Creme Brulee, hands down. Yummy.

  • Franny

    I’ve always wanted to try her Stuffed Duck recipe! I love the movie Julie and Julia!

  • Heather

    Big fan of French desserts. She was a true original.

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