Upcoming Event

 I am happy to announce that next month I will be doing one of my first traveling classes (hoping there will be many more coming soon!).

On August 19 I will be on Cape Cod at Chillingsworth Restaurant teaching a cooking class and hosting a luncheon with the restaurant’s owners and my friend and co-author Amy Reiley. We will be celebrating Julia Child’s 100th birthday by featuring several of her most classic recipes and offering lighter, more contemporary, aphrodisiac alternatives from Amy’s latest book “Romancing the Stove”… all with appropriate wine pairings, of course!

 Even if you aren’t going to be on the Cape at that time, please forward this to anyone you think may be interested in attending. I’ve highlighted all the information in the reprint of the Chillingsworth newsletter below.

Welcome to Cape Cod



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Comfy lounge area in Chillingsworth

From the last time I “taught” at Chillingsworth – Pate a Choux

 Hopefully you have seen some  of the wonderful reviews we have received: The Cape Cod Times weekly events featured Bistro dinner, as did the San Diego Times who did an article on “The Perfect Dinner” at Chillingsworth. Boston Magazine featured us in their article on Great Places to stay, Fodor’s once again included us in the Editor’s Pick, calling Chillingsworth “one of the Crown Jewels of Cape Restaurants…a memorable Dining experience” The Talk of the Town gave us a 5* rating for excellence in customer satisfaction. Again high Rankings from ZAGAT!! Yankee Magazine included us as an Editor’s Pick. Drop in and see what the BUZZ is all about…


  • The bar has an extended small plates menu for those of you wishing a quick bite with a martini(i!)  or a glass of wine. No reservations required or accepted for Bar seating so just pop in.
  • Chills Bistro continues to run 3 course specials but now only from 5 to 6pm, for  orders in before 6pm.
  • Chillingsworth is now offering a selected a la carte menu in addition to our 6 course tasting menu.
  • Sunday Brunch continues with indoor and outdoor seating and wonderful menu options; named in 2011 as one of the best outdoor seating venues by Travel &
  • Leisure!! *We have our line up of monthly events for the summer with additional details as the evenings approach.

THE SEA TO SHORE DINNER SATURDAY JULY 28TH w/Special Guest MARY HIGGINS CLARK:  Returning by popular request we will host a dinner featuring our local purveyors of fish, clams, oysters, lobster, herbs & vegetables. There will be booths set up for the cocktail reception In a “market stand motif” One can move from Booth to Booth sampling hors d’oeuvre sized bites. Dinner will be built around the same local ingredients with a selection of “Summer Wines” by course: a great seminar on the best of local ingredients, preparation, & wine picks to dazzle your houseguests in the coming months. Meet the faces behind the products at this “Sea Market Dinner”!! Celebrated author MARY HIGGINS CLARK WILL PRESIDE AS GUEST OF HONOR!! Consistently on the top of The New York Times Best Selling list, Mary’s novels are compelling and poignant. She takes a small break from her writing to spend time with her family at their Dennis house. We are delighted to catch her for this local event. She will mingle with guests at the  “Market Reception” and will be available to sign books.  So  pick up one of her new best sellers & bring them along (Brewster bookstore!!) She’ll be happy to sign them!! A great occasion to meet a wonderful lady & dear friend of ours & the Restaurant’s!!!!

                            $130 per person, inclusive of tax & gratuity.

******JULIA!!! SATURDAY, AUGUST 11th ******

A  NATIONWIDE CELEBRATION OF JULIA CHILD’S 100TH BIRTHDAY: We are honored to be a part of this event since Julia was a dear friend and spent many a weekend in our “Foster” guest room, plus celebrating a few of her Birthdays with us. She would hang out in the kitchen and “assist”. We did an epic booksigning for which we were totally unprepared for the onslaught of fans. Plus, we hosted, with Guy Savoy ,(who flew in from Paris) before he was a 3-Star chef in Paris (and 2Michelin Stars in Vegas) a guest chef dinner with Guy, Nitzi, & Julia as “Guest of Honor”. We will  replicate that dinner, including many of her favorite dishes, on this evening, and will have our collage of photos and correspondence on display. The wines will be a selection of French & American (California) suiting her taste.  This promises to be an evening of GREAT fun & reminiscence…celebrated at select restaurants across the country.

  $150 per person inclusive reception of hors d’oeuvres & champagne multi-course dinner with wine pairings;  tax & gratuity


  Last summer at the same time, we had Amy Reiley, cookbook author, food critic for Gayot”s Taste, and international authority on Aphrodisiac Foods, (which is great fun), author of the Blog “Life of Reiley’, scheduled for a PINK Lunch when Hurricane  Irene blew in as an uninvited guest. We have rescheduled the luncheon but have added  Annette Tomei (data removed by blog author) Annette has traveled the world conducting cooking classes so we are delighted to have them both join us. Nitzi will assist!! We will have a demonstration cooking class like those at the ICC or the Cordon Bleu, it will be held in the bistro kitchen followed by a luncheon of the items prepared, plus wines. This will be lively, informative & amusing: a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon. Weather permitting we may set tables for Luncheon outside so wear “Garden Party Festive’ Cookbooks will be available for purchase: recipes will be provided from the demonstration!!  Limited seating. Please gather some friends and reserve in advance. *Price per person: $95 includes Cooking Demo; Luncheon with wines, recipes; tax & gratuity!!!! A Bargain!! NY & Paris cooking schools come to us….



  As always we shall gather in the garden in our Summer Whites and imbibe a selection of Champagnes from Blanc de Blanc, Vintage, and Rose’s from multiple premier champagne houses. We will have a rep from the Champagne region on hand to discuss the nuances of the various houses; it is an extraordinary opportunity to sample this “Nectar of the Gods” in comparative tastings… top Champagne houses. The menu will reflect these delicate wines. A great way to celebrate Summer’s end; a grand finale’!! Gather a group of friends and join us. *This is priced at $150 per person: Reception, Champagnes through the evening, & a five course dinner; tax & gratuity included…. Beginning at 6:30


Pat, Nitzi, Barlay & our staff

 Chillingsworth Restaurant

2449 Main Street

Brewster, MA 02631


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