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You’re Invited to an Afternoon with Grant Achatz & Nick Kokonas

You’re Invited to an Afternoon with Grant Achatz & Nick Kokonas

You’re Invited to an Afternoon with Grant Achatz & Nick Kokonas

An Afternoon with

Grant Achatz

& Nick Kokonas

Authors of

Life on the Line:

Chasing Greatness, Facing Death, and Redefining the Way We Eat

DATE: Thursday, March 17, 2011
TIME: 12:30 pm
LOCATION:
Book Passage
1 Ferry Building
San Francisco, California 94111
Join Grant Achatz & Nick Kokonas of Chicago’s famed restaurant Alinea for an engaging
discussion of this remarkable story, followed by a book signing!

Grant Achatz and Nick Kokonas present Life on the Line: Chasing Greatness, Facing
($27.50). At the age of 36, Grant Achatz, owner, creator, and visionary behind Chicago’s
restaurant, has earned virtually every desirable accolade in the culinary world.
His greatest achievement thus far, however, may be surviving. For, in 2007, just
as all of the stuff of his personal and professional dreams was falling into place,
Achatz was diagnosed with Stage IV squamous cell carcinoma-tongue cancer.

Achatz and co-author Kokonas, his business partner and close friend, tell the compelling
story of Achatz’s journey from “chief egg-cracker” at his grandmother’s restaurant
to Culinary Institute of America student; from frustrated and disappointed line
who would become his role model and mentor; from transformative executive chef at
the four-star Chicago restaurant Trio, to trail-blazing chef and co-owner of one
of the finest restaurants in the world. Finally, Achatz and Kokonas share the most
remarkable part of this already incredible and inspiring life story: Achatz’s diagnosis,
battle with, and odds-defying recovery from a cancer that could have progressively
robbed him of his speech, his palate, and his life.

Grant Achatz is the chef and co-owner of Alinea restaurant in Chicago, named, in
April 2010, the #1 Restaurant in North America and the #7 restaurant in the world
by Restaurant magazine. Nick Kokonas partnered with Achatz in 2005 to develop Alinea,
Join us as they tell this incredible story!

Read about Life on the Line in Galley Cat, from Book Passage Buyer Sheryl Cotleur

Life, On The Line – The Writing Process

Book Passage Bookstore
51 Tamal Vista Blvd.
Corte Madera, California 94925
(415) 927-0960

An Afternoon withGrant Achatz& Nick Kokonas  

Order a signed copy 

  Join Grant Achatz & Nick Kokonas of Chicago’s famed restaurant Alinea for an engaging discussion of this remarkable story, followed by a book signing! 
Grant Achatz and Nick Kokonas present Life on the Line: Chasing Greatness, Facing Death, and Redefining the Way We Eat ($27.50). At the age of 36, Grant Achatz, owner, creator, and visionary behind Chicago’s Alinea restaurant, has earned virtually every desirable accolade in the culinary world. His greatest achievement thus far, however, may be surviving. For, in 2007, just as all of the stuff of his personal and professional dreams was falling into place, Achatz was diagnosed with Stage IV squamous cell carcinoma-tongue cancer.
Can’t make the event? Order a signed copy 
Alinea coverage in The New York Times 
Life, On The Line – The Writing Process  
Corte Madera, California 94925

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