Our whole restaurant is inspired by a book that I borrowed from James. It is a book called "reflexions" and the author is a guy called Richard Olney. It is essentially an memoir of his life in France, it informs many of the things that we do here at the bistro. Richard was involved in the lives of many of the worlds most influential food people over many years and I find his uncompromising search for excellence and quality inspirational also he has a way with language which is quite rare.
Anyhow the point to this is that we here at Bistro Elba are always looking for ways to bring that love of culture and the arts that we have to the fore front of our guests experience
One way that we celebrate the arts is with our monthly Literary lunch. We always strive to create a wonderful extravagant luncheon for the people clever enough to snare a ticket to these events. We always make sure that we have time in our work day to sit down and listen to the conversation with the author at every lunch, in fact at one of the lunches last year I found out that the author had worked with the before mentioned Mr Olney and told me that he was a really difficult character...
Next Friday we have Mark Brandi whose book I have not read (yet), but I am looking forward to hearing about as it is set in Western Districts of Victoria.
I came in early to the restaurant today to do a bit of menu planning for the lunch next week and I am quite excited about what we are going to cook for everyone. If you have not attended a literary lunch before but like us love reading, books and all things interesting, please don't feel shy, come, we would love to have you for lunch.
Friday 29th July 12:30 pm - till 3:30pm
Three course lunch with wines
$85 a person
ph. 5984 4995
or just pop in to book