Julia Child’s 100th Birthday Celebration
Julia Child is known for making French cuisine more approachable for the American public. She wrote over 20 cookbooks and her show, entitled The French Chef, aired for over ten years, so in honor of what would have been her 100th birthday Café Dupont is looking to celebrate her legacy. Executive chef of the popular D.C. restaurant, David Fritsche has created a special Julia Child-inspired 100th birthday menu at Café Dupont.
During the National Julia Child Restaurant Week, August 7 through 15, Café Dupont will offer a three-course prix fixe menu revolving around Child’s favorite dishes. There will be dishes such as canard à l’orange, an orange glazed roasted duck breast with chick peas and black mission figs and tarte tatin de pêche, which is a seasonal spin on Child’s apple tarte tatin, all served with wine pairings.
The celebration does not stop there; Café Dupont has collaborated with Alfred A. Knopf, publisher of her Child’s cookbooks, to promote a national celebration of the beloved chef.