KQED celebrates master chef Jacques Pépin's 75th birthday with a series of events, benefiting KQED and the production of his upcoming new TV series The Essential Pépin.
Thursday, September 30
Celebrate Southern France's cuisine with Jacques Pépin and Chef Roland Passot at Left Bank Brasserie in Menlo Park. A wonderful time is guaranteed when these two French friends get together both in and out of the kitchen. Join KQED for a Bonne Fête Dinner and Live Auction with KQED host Greg Sherwood. Auction items include dinner with Jacques Pépin, seats to watch the taping of his show in the KQED studio, two pieces of Jacques' original artwork and a farmers' market tour followed by brunch at Chef Roland's home.
Left Bank Brasserie view menu (pdf)
635 Santa Cruz Ave, Menlo Park
6pm Happy Birthday Dinner and Live Auction
$150 per person
Saturday, October 9
Join Jacques for "Fantastic Food, Terrific Techniques and a Tempting Taste" and be present for a taping of a special TV fundraising show. Experience all this in the enchanting underwater fantasy setting at Farallon Restaurant. Jacques demonstrates recipes, chats with Chef/owner Mark Franz and KQED's Greg Sherwood. You can sample the food and join in the toast with mimosas and a surprise birthday cake for Jacques.
450 Post Street, San Francisco
10am to noon OR 1pm to 3pm
$95 per person