Past Events

10-7-15 Anne Willan to VNA Meals on Wheels Luncheon

VNA Meals on Wheels LogoCMYK_printOn October 7th, Anne Willan will be joining VNA Texas for their sixth annual luncheon benefiting the Meals on Wheels organization. This intimate gathering will feature special recipes and stories from Secrets from the La Varenne Kitchen. We are honored to take part in this wonderful event that has helped to provide more than 146,500 home-delivered meals to elderly neighbors in Dallas. For ticketing and event details, click here.

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Anne to be Keynote Speaker at the Oxford Symposium on Food & Cookery

OSFC-2015-logo-onlyThis Summer, Anne will be at the Oxford Symposium on Food and Cookery to deliver The Jane Grigson Trust Memorial Lecture. The symposium runs from July 3rd through the 5th and Anne’s lecture will be held that Friday evening. This annual, weekend-long conference is the oldest gathering on food, its culture, and its history and brings together experts from a variety of backgrounds who share this common passion. This year’s theme is Food and Communication.

3-5 July 2015, St Catherine’s College, Oxford
For more information on the event, you can visit here.

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5-27-15 Anne Willan Talks Secrets from the Culinary Road

LaVarenne_FrontCoverOn May 27th, Anne Willan will be joining WILFSLA and The Kitchen Terminal in Redondo Beach for a very special evening of food, wine and stories. Enjoy nibbles from Anne’s latest book as she dishes on how a part-time job teaching glove-making evolved into an amazing career in food. For details or to buy tickets click here.

May 27th, 2015 from 7-8:30pm
The Kitchen Terminal
2617 Manhattan Beach Blvd
Redondo Beach, CA 9027
(424) 297-0409

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5-9-15 Bruce Kalman Joins La Varenne for Class

UnionPortraitOn May 9th, Bruce Kalman of Union Restaurant will bring his farm to table cuisine to La Varenne.

Since opening in March of 2014, Union has been coined one of Zagat’s Hottest New Restaurants around LA and one of Los Angeles Magazine’s “Buzziest Restaurants.” He has already received rave reviews from LA Weekly’s Besha Rodell and Jonathan Gold of the Los Angeles Times and he recently appeared on Tom Colicchio’s Best New Restaurant. We are thrilled to have this Los Angeles up-and-comer on the roster at La Varenne. Join Bruce and Anne for this intimate class of 15 just in time for Mother’s Day!

To sign up call 310.396.7464 or email

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5-2-15 Anne Willan to Vin Goat, Corona Del Mar

Vin Goat Logo(jpg)Anne Willan will be returning to Vin Goat in Corona Del Mar in celebration of Secrets from the La Varenne Kitchen. Enjoy a cheese and wine reception while meeting Anne and receiving a signed copy of her new book. Taste, drink and listen while Anne discusses the 50 fundamental recipes that are key to unlocking delicious finished dishes. Learn Anne’s secrets to stocks and sauces, meringues, pastries, basic ice cream and more. We look forward to seeing you there!

2 May 2015, Vin Goat Corona Del Mar
3326 East Coast Highway, Corona Del Mar, CA 92625
(949) 673-2200

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