The Fall Season Book Club gathered at the home of Lynn Bernstein to discuss Notes on a Banana: A Memoir of Food, Love and Manic Depression, by David Leite. Those lucky enough to attend this sold-out event had the pleasure of discussing this candid and courageous memoir with the author himself. The evening’s frank conversation, initiated by co-chair Lisa Homa, quickly engaged all.
The host prepared a delicious menu from David’s cookbook, The New Portuguese Table. Among the dishes we enjoyed were salt cod fritters and grilled shrimp with piri-piri sauce. Jennifer Kouvant of Six Dutchess Farms prepared David’s orange cake. As a finishing touch, artisanal chocolates were provided by Milène Jardine.