Happy Birthday, Julia Child!

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Honor legendary chef Julia Child (who would have turned 100 on August 15th) by joining Chef/Owner Ris Lacoste of RIS at the West End Cinema on August 7th. Three special screenings of clips from the PBS documentary “Cooking for Julia” will run, with a Q&A session with Chef Ris following each screening.

Filmed in 2002, “Cooking for Julia” chronicles Julia Child’s 90th birthday dinner, prepared by Chef Ris for 160 dinner guests at Georgetown’s 1789 Restaurant, where she was executive chef at the time. 

It also celebrates the induction of Julia’s kitchen to the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center. Following the film, viewers can ask Chef Ris about her experience cooking for America’s most beloved culinary queen.

Guests are invited to participate in the weekly Movie Tuesday deal at RIS before or after the film, featuring a glass of Malbec wine and a Julia-inspired burger, a menu item from the month-long celebration of “All Things Julia” at RIS in August.

West End Cinema is located at 2301 M Street, NW.  Entrance is on 23rd Street.

Film starts at 6:00 pm, 7:00 pm and 8:00 pm. Cost is free; no reservations required.