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Thursday, October 18, 2012

"A Table at Le Cirque" Cookbook Giveaway!

Stories and Recipes from New York's Most Legendary Restaurant

I recently posted on the FBTOT Facebook page, asking readers what they'd like to see in our latest giveaway. One reader asked for an apron; another, spices. But amidst the recent excitement surrounding the newly Rizzoli-published cookbook, A Table at Le Cirque, I have found this season's must have item!

Genius restaurateur, Sirio Maccioni at the launch party for A Table at Le Cirque
at Le Cirque, N.Y.C. on October 16, 2012

Monday night, I attended the launch party for A Table at Le Cirque: Stories and Recipes from New York's Most Legendary Restaurant aptly held at Le Cirque (New York). My good friend, Cynthia agreed to meet me there at 6:30, just thirty minutes after the event's start time. But just thirty minutes in, the room holding the event was already packed with wall-to-wall well-wishers and hobnobbers. I didn't dare attempt reaching for one of the quickly-disappearing hors d'œuvre (although I did get a taste of some delicious fried flounder) that were being passed about--I instead headed directly to the bar, where I waited in queue behind Carmen Dell'Orefice (later publications tell of Marc Murphy, Geoffrey Zakarian and Liz Smith also attending).

Ever since reading Sirio's story in the biography, Sirio: The Story of My Life and Le Cirque, I've become an immensely-admiring fan...

Through the kindness of Le Cirque restaurant, we will be giving one lucky winner a copy of A Table at Le Cirque: Stories and Recipes from New York's Most Legendary Restaurant! For your chance to win, simply send an email to: FromBehindTheOpenTable@gmail.com with "Le Cirque" in the subject line. You will automatically be signed up to receive FBTOT email updates* and one winner will be selected at random and announced on October 31stGood luck!

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