SoFAB Presents Special Screening, Meet & Greet With Acclaimed Chef Jeremiah Tower
NEW ORLEANS – The Southern Food & Beverage Museum (SoFAB) will present a special screening of “Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent” Monday, Feb. 6, at the Peoples Health New Orleans Jazz Market, 1436 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., at 6:45 p.m.
The film, executive produced by Anthony Bourdain and directed by Lydia Tenaglia, is a character exploration of one of the most controversial, outrageous and influential figures in the history of American gastronomy. Chef Jeremiah Tower is acclaimed as the father of the American culinary revolution. A heralded chef and New York Times best-selling author of numerous award-winning cookbooks including “Table Manners: How to Behave in the Modern World” and “Why Bother,” Tower launched a journey of self-discovery after mysteriously disappearing and closing his landmark San Francisco restaurant Stars – the birthplace of New American cuisine.
Tower was named as a James Beard Foundation Chef of the Year.
After the screening, guests will have the opportunity to participate in a Q&A, and then meet Chef Tower who’ll sign copies of his new book, which will be available for purchase that evening.
Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. with welcoming remarks from James Beard award winning Chef/ Restaurateur John Besh and Shaya Chef de Cuisine Zachary Engel beginning at 6:45 p.m. The film screening will start at 7:00 p.m.
Following the Q&A, guests are invited next door to SoFAB for a private meet and greet reception with Chef Tower.
Advance tickets are priced at $20 for SoFAB members and $25 for non-members. Culinary student tickets are priced at $15 with a valid student ID.