Jose Garces Author Event at the Free Library Tonight

With this new influx of celebrity chefs (Peter Serpico, Joncarl Lachman, and hopefully John Shields) joining our great city,  it’s important that we remember those that helped put us on the map to begin with. And what better way to do that than to join Jose Garces for an author event at the Free Library of Philadelphia tonight at 7:30pm.

The Inquirer’s Michael Klein will moderate  Garces’ discussion of his latest cookbook, The Latin Road Home: Savoring the Foods of Ecuador, Spain, Cuba, Mexico and Peru. The event will be held downstairs in the auditorium and it’s free, but it’s first come, first served, so plan accordingly.

But you can’t eat a cookbook. So, through November 11, Garces will serve dedicated tasting menus at all his Philadelphia restaurants, featuring culinary styles and recipes from specific chapters of his book. The menus will range anywhere between $45 and $75 for four or five courses depending on the location.

For a better idea of what to expect, here’s a list of his restaurants with their respective tasting menu theme:

You’ll be able to find a copy of his book at all of his Philly locations—including copies signed by the chef himself.

So tonight, be there, or be square. This is an event you won’t want to miss.

Jose Garces in Conversation with Michael Klein at the Free Library
When: Monday, October 15, 7:30 p.m.
Where: 1901 Vine Street
Cost: Free