Meet Culinary Luminaries Ruth Reichl & Sam Kass at The Westport Public Library

Stephanie Webster
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The Westport Library is thrilled to announce FLEX: experiences - a five-day series of innovative programs designed to showcase the future flexibility and innovation coming to the new Westport Library. The events kick off Wednesday, March 21 and run through Sunday, March 25

The events begin on Wednesday, March 21 with a celebrity lunch fundraiser hosted by local bestselling author Jane Green and emceed by James Beard Award winner Elissa Altman. The keynote of the lunch will be Sam Kass, former Obama White House Chef and Senior Policy Advisor for Nutrition, who served as Executive Director of Michelle Obama's Let's Move! campaign. Kass will also host a book signing for his book Eat a Little Better after the luncheon.

On Thursday March 22nd, come to the Library for a food lovers’ Q&A with gourmet guru Ruth Reichl. The former editor of Gourmet Magazine and best selling foodie author will be joined by a celebrity panel including local celebrity chef and restauranteur Bill Taibe, master farmer and sustainability expert Annie Farrell of Millstone Farm and the “entertainologist” and celebrity chef Lulu Powers.

Saturday, March 24 is FLEX: Mix. See the Library in a whole new way when the Great Hall transforms into a performance and party space for a gala evening of delicious food, dancing and fun set to live music by the incomparable Chevy Chevis and her band honoring Westport treasure Eartha Kitt. After dinner, the evening heats up with a dance party featuring incredible live music, elixirs served up by a star mixologist and a dessert extravaganza. 

For more information and ticket sales, go to The Westport Public Library's web site.