Glowing candles, great food, gorgeous music... and the best company in the world. What could be more romantic than a dinner for two?
For special dates, a 30th wedding anniversary, or your first relaxed dinner together in months, Sharon O'Connor's newest cookbook with music CD brings home the magic of a night out at America's most romantic restaurants.
A Table for Two takes readers on a romantic tour of exciting cities, from New Orleans and San Francisco to Kansas City and New York. Each chapter features one restaurant, including photographs, descriptions, and stunning food photography. The fabulous recipes were created by celebrity chefs such as Blue Ginger's Ming Tsai, Daniel Boulud from Café Daniel Boulud, and Floyd Cardoz of Tabla. Each of the more than 100 recipes is carefully tested and formatted for home cooks by Sharon O'Connor, and a glossary and a basics section provide helpful tips.
A Table for Two also includes a fascinating conversation with singer/cook Taj Mahal and poetry, essays, and quotes about love, food, and music. Gorgeous reproductions of Henri Matisse's Jazz papercuts and sensational photos of musical instruments give the book perspective and style.
On the accompanying CD, the Kenny Barron Ensemble performs romantic, sophisticated music that sets the mood for magical evenings. This private concert, recorded by Sharon O'Connor especially for A Table for Two, includes beloved standards such as "I Only Have Eyes for You," "Stolen Moments," and "Say it Over and Over Again." Kenny Barron, who the Los Angeles Times has named "one of the top jazz pianists in the world," Bob Sheppard, Dave Ellis, Peter Barshay, and Lewis Nash create a mood of quiet enchantment with their tender, lyrical playing.
Through the combination of food, art, music, and travel, A Table for Two creates an experience that enriches life at home.