Lidia Bastianich in conversation with Mayor Ron Strouse

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ONLINE TICKET SALES FOR THIS EVENT HAVE ENDED. TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR AT THE EVENT, FIRST COME FIRST SERVE WHILE SUPPLIES LAST. NO GUARANTEES. 

We are excited to welcome Beloved chef and best-selling author Lidia Bastianich as she shares, for the first time, the timeless recipes that have made her flagship restaurant, Felidia, a New York City dining legend for almost four decades. Ms. Bastianich will be in conversation with Doylestown's Mayor Ron Strouse. After their discussion, she will be signing copies of her books.

 

MONDAY | NOVEMBER 11TH | 7:00 PM - OFFSITE AT DELAWARE VALLEY UNIVERSITY'S LIFE SCIENCES AUDITORIUM  (located at 700 East Butler Avenue in Doylestown, PA).

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THIS IS A TICKETED EVENT - HERE'S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

  • This is an off-site event that will be held at Delaware Valley University located in Doylestown, PA. Doors open at 6:00 pm and the event will start at 7:00 pm.
  • Each ticket costs $40.00, admits one person, and will include one copy of the book, FELIDIA. No substitutions.
  • Books will be available for pick-up at the venue on the day of the event.
  • Additional books will be available for sale at the event.
  • Lidia will sign and personalize books with your first name only, no messages. She will not be able to sign any posters, bookmarks, scraps of paper, etc.
  • Attendees will be dismissed by number to enter the book signing line.
  • Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Tickets will be emailed two weeks before the event. 

ABOUT THE BOOK

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Beloved chef and best-selling author Lidia Bastianich shares, for the first time, the timeless recipes that have made her flagship restaurant, Felidia, a New York City dining legend for almost four decades.

Ever since it opened its doors on Manhattan’s Upper East Side in 1981, Felidia has been revered as one of the best Italian restaurants in the country. In these pages, Lidia and longtime Executive Chef Fortunato Nicotra share 115 of the recipes that capture the spirit of the Felidia menu past and present. From pastas and primi to appetizers and meats, and from breads and spreads to sides and soups, these are some of Lidia’s absolute favorite dishes, lovingly adapted for home cooks to re-create in their own kitchens.

Here are recipes for old-school classics such as Pasta Primavera and Linguine with White Clam Sauce and Broccoli. Contemporary favorites include Pear and Pecorino Ravioli, Chicken Pizzaiola, Short Ribs Braised in Barolo, and Eggplant Flan with Tomato Coulis. Exquisite dessert recipes include Warm Nutella Flan, Open Cannolo and Limoncello Tiramisù, while Passion Fruit Spritz and Frozen Peach Bellini come from the restaurant’s lively bar. Felidia is a beautifully illustrated, full-color cookbook that takes readers behind the scenes of the restaurant’s storied history and is filled with the same warmth and hospitality that are the hallmark of all of Lidia’s cookbooks. It’s the next-best thing to enjoying an evening out at this award-winning eatery!

 


ABOUT THE AUTHOR

bastianich author photoLIDIA MATTICCHIO BASTIANICH is the author of fourteen previous cookbooks and the Emmy award-winning host of public television's Lidia's Kitchen, which also airs internationally. She is also a judge on MasterChef Junior Italy and Italy's highly rated daily program La Prova del Cuoco. Lidia owns Felidia, Becco, and several other restaurants, and is a partner in the acclaimed Eataly. TANYA BASTIANICH MANUALI is integrally involved in the production of Lidia's Public Television series as an owner and executive producer of Tavola Productions and is active daily in the family restaurant business. She oversees the production and expansion of LIDIA'S food line alongside her husband, Corrado, and has co-authored several cookbooks with her mother, and one with her brother, Joe. FORTUNATO NICOTRA has been the executive chef at Felidia since 1995.

 

Ron Strouse has a diverse background, beginning his career as a Corporate Risk Analyst for Pfizer. He went on to serve as a chief-of-staff in the US House of Representatives. After attending The Restaurant School, La Varenne in Paris, and cooking with James Beard, Ron became the chef and co-owner of two boutique hotels and restaurants in Bucks County. He consults to the hospitality industry.

Ron has served as president of the boards of the County Theater, the Bucks County Tourist Commission, and Planned Parenthood of Bucks County. He served as Chairman of the Doylestown Human Relations Commission and chaired the Doylestown Revitalization Board.

Ron grew up in the Doylestown area, graduated from Central Bucks High School, and earned his Bachelor of Arts with departmental and university honors from American University. He has resided in the Borough for over a decade.


GENERAL EVENT NOTES

WAITING IN LINE
At some of our well-attended events, you can expect to stand in line for upwards of two hours and sometimes longer. If you have an issue that prevents you from standing in line for that length of time, please contact us immediately so that we can better accommodate you at the event.

PARKING
Limited parking available at the Doylestown Bookshop, but street parking available in surrounding neighborhoods. In addition, free parking available at the Bucks County Parking Garage near the Courthouse on Broad Street. Free day and evening parking. Entrance on Broad Street. Additional entrances on Union and Doyle Streets. More information about parking in Doylestown can be found at http://www.doylestownborough.net/visitors/parking.

CAN'T MAKE THE EVENT, BUT STILL WANT A SIGNED COPY?
If you can't come to an event and still want an autographed copy of the book, you may purchase titles in advance either in the store, over the phone (215.230.7610), or through our website. When buying online, simply use the checkout comments field to indicate that you would like us to request the author's signature at our event before shipping it to you. Note: If you can't make it to the event, we cannot offer any personalization, only the authors signature. 

QUESTIONS?
All event-related inquiries can be sent to our Director of Marketing, Events & Schools, Krisy Elisii, at krisyparedes@gmail.com. The views expressed through the books or authors featured online or in-store are not those of the Doylestown or Lahaska Bookshops.