Past Events

Last Class with Anne and Chef Alain Giraud

imgresHello all! This will be the last La Varenne class in Los Angeles for some time as Anne is preparing to return to Europe. Chef Alain Giraud is a wonderful friend and familiar face to La Varenne.

On October 1st at 2:30pm we will be featuring Chef Alain Giraud in our seasonal class. Since moving to Los Angeles in 1988 Giraud has opened a number of esteemed restaurants including Lavande, Bastide, and Anisette. He was named “Chef of the Year” by Bon Appétit Magazine in 2003. Today he is waiting upon the reopening of his Pacific Palisades restaurant, Maison Giraud, while working for private parties and catering. Learn more about Chef Alain at

We will also be featuring a Lavender Blue pop-up shop hosted by Catherine Giraud where you will have the opportunity to glance at a plethora of gorgeous French Provençal goodies which can be previously viewed at

Class will be available for no more than 15 students who will savor five delicious seasonal foods and a glass of wine along with an intimate group setting beside Chef Giraud at a fee of $250. Recipes will be provided to take home as well as a personal gift from Anne. Reserve your seat now as space is limited! To sign up call 310.396.7464 or email

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Book Signing at Bardot – Mother’s Day weekend

Anne is headed to Las Vegas for Mother’s Day! Join her at BARDOT for a book signing and an unforgettable weekend dinner and brunch experience that will include an accordion player and photographer. The menu features recipes like Chef Chambrette’s Soufflée au Fromage and Babas au Rhum which are from some of Anne’s latest cookbooks like Country Cooking of France and her memoir, One Soufflé At A Time.

Dinner & Book Signing
Saturday, May 7 | 5:00 PM ? 7:00 PM

Mother?s Day Brunch & Book Signing
Sunday, May 8 | 11:00 AM ? 1:00 PM

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Cook the Book – Virtual Cooking Class

On Saturday, March 19th, Anne will be a guest of the Cook the Book virtual cooking class led by Denise Vivaldo. Anne will be talking about some of her go-to recipes, including the forgotten treasure white sauce, and all of the things you can do with it. More details regarding the class and where to tune-in coming soon.

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Faye Levy talks Middle Eastern & Jewish cooking at Melissa’s Produce

On Thursday, February 25th, Anne will be attending a Middle Eastern & Jewish Cooking luncheon, featuring the fabulous Faye Levy at Melissa’s Produce in Vernon, California. Faye is an accomplished columnist, cookbook author and cooking teacher and will be sharing some of her favorite Middle Eastern and Jewish recipes.

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