You and your friends are invited to Pete Moruzzi’s Book Launch / Slide Talk for “Classic Dining: Discovering America’s Finest Mid-Century Restaurants”
When: Saturday, November 10th. 7 – 9pm
Where: Wacko. 4633 Hollywood Boulevard (323) 663-0122
And it’s Free!
There will be exciting hors d’oeuvres and mesmerizing cocktails provided by several of the book’s classic restaurants!
Here’s a summary of my slide talk:
Continental Style from Caesar to Thermidor: Classic Dining in America
Nightlife historian Peter Moruzzi takes you to America’s finest mid-century restaurants – continental style fine dining establishments, historic steakhouses, lounge restaurants and Polynesian palaces – that persevere in U.S. cities large and small. Through exclusive new and vintage photography, Moruzzi celebrates culinary pioneers and multi-generation restaurateurs, uncovers authentic gems, and debunks the predicted demise of the white tablecloth restaurant. A rollicking journey from past to present.
See you there!
About Peter Moruzzi
Author and historian Peter Moruzzi is passionate about the middle decades of the 20th century: its nightlife, classic dining, and architecture.
Born in Concord, Massachusetts and raised in Hawaii, Moruzzi graduated from the University of California at Berkeley and later attended the American Film Institute in Los Angeles. In 1999, he founded the Palm Springs Modern Committee (PS ModCom) an architectural preservation group. He is the author of "Havana Before Castro: When Cuba Was a Tropical Playground," "Palm Springs Holiday: A Vintage Tour From Palm Springs to the Salton Sea," "Classic Dining:Discovering America's Finest Mid-Century Restaurants," "Palm Springs Paradise: Vintage Photographs from America's Desert Playground," and "Greetings from Los Angeles." His latest pictorial history, "Greetings from Las Vegas" will be available in September, 2019.
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