Save the Date!
A Taste of Fiction
Friday, March 6th
6:30 - 8:30 pm
Complimentary Valet Parking Provided (Located at North entrance on Locust Street)
Join us for the second annual, A Taste of Fiction fundraiser to support the St. Louis Public Library.
This one-of-a-kind culinary event engages the finest pastry chefs in the region to interpret literary works in pastry. Guests join us for a tantalizing cocktail event where works of culinary and literary fusion are on display and some are available to taste. A Taste of Fiction kicks off a month of culinary happenings at the St. Louis Public Library during the month of March. Proceeds from the evening benefit culinary programming and the culinary collection at the St. Louis Public Library.
A Taste of Fiction Featured Chefs
George Guthier - Long-time St. Louis Pastry Chef
Danielle Luisi - Annie Gunn’s
Tim Brennan - Cravings
Julie Weldele - Crepes Etc. & Scape American Bistro
Casey Shiller - Baking and Pastry Arts for St. Louis Community College at Forest Park
Saul Juarez - Four Seasons St. Louis
Laura Barton and Melissa Cusumano - Jilly’s Cupcake Bar & Cafe
Jenny Bazzetta and Team - Kakao Chocolate
Simone Faure - La Patisserie Chouquette
Amanda Pinkstaff - Le Cordon Bleu
Lia Weber and Martin Lopez - Made. by Lia
Anne Croy - Pastaria
Sandia Hoormann - Piccione Pastry
Stephan Schubert - River City Casino
Darlene Fahrig-Markovich - Schnucks Cooking School
Brielle Fratellone - The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis
A Taste of Fiction is presented through
Supporters of FIRST® Championship, Monsanto and C.I.A.
with additional support from; David Orthwein, Ulrike and Tom Schlafly, Novus International, Inc., Renaissance Financial Corporation, Ameren Missouri, Butler’s Pantry, Thomas and Sally Cohn, Ellenwood Fund of the Greater Saint Louis Community Foundation, Dr. William H. Danforth, Hope and Julian Edison, Evntiv., Alison and John Ferring, Ford Hotel Supply, Imo’s Pizza, Mona and Paul Knopp, Erica Leisenring and Bob Sears, Peasy and Andy Love, Jean-Paul and Isabelle Montupet, Sally and George Nikolajevich, Lily and David Ott, Pi Pizzeria, Regions Bank, SAUCE Magazine, Joe and Annie Schlafly, Schlafly Beer , Michael and Carol Staenberg and Teg and Frank Stokes.
Special thanks to; BUDS Florist, Defiance Whiskey, Indian Creek Apiaries, Kakao Chocolate, Schlafly Beer and the event committee.
For information about sponsoring 2015’s A Taste of Fiction and the entire Food For Thought month at the St. Louis Public Library, contact Liz Reeves at 314.340.2403 or email@example.com.
A Taste of Fiction Raffle
Be one of the lucky few to win your very own cake/sweet from one of St. Louis’s renowned pastry chefs and chocolatiers participating in the St. Louis Public Library Foundation’s 2015 A Taste of Fiction event!
We would love to see you on this unique occasion, but even if you cannot attend A Taste of Fiction, you’re still welcome to participate!
Prize cakes/sweets from these spectacular chefs will serve 8-10 people and can be arranged for a mutually-agreeable date.
Tickets: $5 each or 5 tickets for $20
Friends Reception With Rick Bayless
Food For Thought Month Keynote Speaker
Friends of the St. Louis Public Library are invited to join us at a reception with the Library’s Food For Thought month keynote speaker, Rick Bayless. Mr. Bayless is an author, chef, restauranteur, and host of PBS’s Mexico - One Plate At A Time. Light refreshments provided.
Tuesday, March 24th, 2015
Reception (MUST BE A FRIEND TO ATTEND):
5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Central Library Auditorium Lobby
Public presentation: 7:00 p.m. Central Library Auditorium
Where: Central Library, 1301 Olive Street, St. Louis, MO 63103
This event is FREE for FRIENDS of the St. Louis Public Library. FRIENDS of the Library may RSVP to attend the private FRIENDS Reception with Mr. Bayless. To reserve your spot, please click here or call (314) 539-0359.
A Novel Affair
Thank you to the many individuals and businesses who helped make A Novel Affair a success.
A Novel Affair Event Committee
Mary Randolph Ballinger
Jeanne Marie Dalba
Barbara B. Goodman
Emily Rauh Pulitzer
Marquita Trenier Wiley
Sydney Loughran Wolf
A Novel Affair was supported by; Ulrike and Tom Schlafly, Alison and John Ferring, Yvette and John Dubinsky, Emerson, Monsanto Company, Isabelle and Jean-Paul Montupet, Bank of America, Camilla and Stephen F. Brauer, BSI Constructors, Lisa and Tom Carnahan, Deborah and Bob Dolgin, Dowd Bennett LLP, Hope and Julian Edison, Edward Jones, Susan and John Kilo, Colleen and Bob Millstone, Stifel Nicolaus, US Bancorp Community Development Corp., Washington University,Wells Fargo Advisors, Anonymous, Argent Capital Management, Commerce Bank, Cathy and Jim Berges, Nancy and Walter Galvin, Barbara B. Goodman, Mr. and Mrs. Simon Katz, Nancy and Ken Kranzberg, Lashly & Baer, PC, Gayle and Fred Palmer, PNC Bank, Mary and Tom Stillman, Laura and Matt Villa, Barbara Bryant and Ann Liberman.
Special thanks to; A. Bommarito Wines, Evntiv, Major Brands Premium Beverage Distributors, Pasta House Company and Schlafly Beer.
For information about sponsorship opportunities for other St. Louis Public Library Foundation events, please contact Liz Reeves at 314.340.2403 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Young Literati Book Swap
Looking for a good book to read? Have a great book that you want to pass on to others? Then come to the Young Literati’s Book Swap!
Just bring a book you don’t mind parting with to the Schlafly Tap Room’s north bar and trade, chat and enjoy great beer with other young professionals. Bring a book that fits with the month’s suggested theme or any book you would like to share.
Wondering what a typical Book Swap is like? Check out this article by Walrus Publishing.
This event is FREE. You do not have to be a member of the Young Literati to attend.