French Roots Book Signing and Wine Tasting at Les Marchands with Jean Pierre and Denise Moulle

Posted on Oct 29 by Leslie Dinaberg

Jean-Pierre and Denise Moullé, courtesy photo.

Jean-Pierre and Denise Moullé, courtesy photo.

Master Sommelier Brian McClintic and Sommelier Eric Railsback, partners of Les Marchands Wine Bar & Merchant in the Funk Zone , welcome JEAN-PIERRE MOULLÉ, former Chef at Chez Panisse and his wife DENISE MOULLÉ, a producer of Andre A Lurton vineyards in France for a signing of their new book. The Lurton Family has six prestigious Bordeaux appellations in Bordeaux.

The Moullés will be present to meet guests and sign their book, French Roots, while guests enjoy complimentary tastings of Chateau Bonnet from Lurton Vineyards in Bordeaux.

The couple met on a street corner in Berkeley in 1980; six months later they were married. French Roots is the story of their lives told through the food they cook—beginning with the dishes of old-world France, the couple’s birthplace, and focusing on the simple, pared-down preparations of French food common in the postwar period. The story then travels to the San Francisco Bay Area in the 1970s, where Jean-Pierre was appointed chef at Chez Panisse when California cuisine was just emerging as a distinctive and important style, and where Denise began importing French wine.

Finally, the journey follows the couple to their homes in Sonoma, California, and Bordeaux to revisit the classic dishes of the Moullés’ native country and hone the forgotten skills of foraging, hunting, and preserving.

This special event takes place on Thursday, October 30, 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. at Les Marchands Wine Bar & Merchants, 131 Anacapa St.

—Leslie Dinaberg

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