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Book launch for Marc Lepine's debut cookbook, Atelier

Photo of Marc Lepine and his book Atelier

The Ottawa Public Library, Library and Archives Canada, and the Ottawa International Writers Festival invite you to the launch of Atelier by Marc Lepine. This event will take place on International Chefs Day.

Marc Lepine's debut cookbook, Atelier, is a celebration of a restaurant that has reinvigorated the fine-dining culture in Canada. The cookbook begins with "Origins," which traces Lepine's expansive career—from his relationship with food at an early age to his formal training in Europe and, eventually, to the U.S. at the Michelin-starred Alinea, to the opening of Atelier. "Vision" explores a unique creative approach that is fuelled by a restless imagination and personal expression, while "Innovations" features a spirited collection of 48 artful dishes that critics and fans have come to love: Carrot Hoop, Octopus Terrarium, Dino Egg, and many more. Here, we'll see thought-provoking recipes inspired by local ingredients, seasonality, and pioneering techniques.

This impressive and beautiful volume is an exciting tribute to a unique culinary philosophy. Featuring beautiful photography by award-winning photographer Christian Lalonde, Atelier is an essential book for chefs, culinary professionals, and foodies with an interest in modern cuisine, food culture, and an unconventional approach to dining.

Saturday, October 20, 2018

4:00 p.m. (doors open at 3:30 p.m.)

Library and Archives Canada

Pellan Room, 2nd floor

395 Wellington Street, Ottawa, Ontario
Free admission