Thursdays with Mom & Michael

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9780615192963: Thursdays with Mom & Michael

Tuesdays with Morrie meets Barefoot Contessa Parties!

Thursdays with Mom & Michael is a loving chronicle of Elaine Rosenberg's celebrated Thursday night dinner parties in Aspen, Colorado written by her daughter, Anita Rosenberg. A well-known and wildly popular Aspen tradition, Elaine's Thursdays with Mom & Michael events draw an eclectic and unique mix of guests who gather to share their similarities and differences over one of Elaine's beautifully-themed tables, and Chef Michael Rueggeberg's exquisite regionally-inspired cuisine. Thursdays with Mom & Michael is a sumptuous guide for aspiring hosts and hostesses who want to establish a dinner party tradition of their own.

Arranged by themes such as Birds of Paradise, Midnight in Morocco, and The Black & White Party and complete with stunning photographic layouts by esteemed Aspen photographer Karl Wolfgang, Thursdays with Mom & Michael is a daughter's loving tribute to her Mom's entertaining wisdom and home artistry, a four-star cookbook, as well as an elegant and evocative illustrated coffee table guide for anyone who wants to establish a weekly supper club of their own to celebrate family and friends.

Elaine treats her guests to a breath of the fresh French countryside with her Evening in Provence party, an Asian feast fit for an empress in her Buddha Bar theme, along with six other fabulous global settings. Anita illustrates, with loving attention to her mom's high sense of style and flair for unique and inspirational detail, every element of these successful theme parties, which have made Thursdays with Mom & Michael the hottest ticket in a very hot town.

Complete with fun and informative sidebars, special drinks of the night, recipes for Michael's globally-inspired cuisine, and everything you ever wanted to know about napkin rings, Thursdays with Mom & Michael is the perfect Mother's Day, seasonal holiday, hostess or anytime gift to encourage every member of the extended family to gather, celebrate, and cement a loving bond.

All author's proceeds are donated directly to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation founded by its president, Evelyn Lauder, of the Estee Lauder family.

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About the Author:

meet Elaine Rosenberg & Chef Michael Rueggeberg

Elaine Rosenberg counts being a wife, mother of four, and grandmother of five among her most important contributions to the world. A graduate of Ohio State and a native of Cincinnati, Ohio, Elaine and her husband of 53 years, Marvin, now call Aspen their home. Artist, designer, antique shop owner, consummate hostess and all around super jock, Elaine can be found in between her winter party schedule either hiking up Smuggler or skiing down Ajax before setting out in search of the next fabulous napkin ring, to add just the right accent to her themed tables.

Michael Rueggeberg is the most sought after private chef in Aspen, Colorado. Michael was born in Germany, where he learned a love of food from spending time in the kitchen with his mother and grandmother. From the German Army, to Switzerland, Bavaria, the Cayman Islands, Austria, and on an International Cruise Ship visiting South America, the Caribbean and the United States, Michael's culinary training and experience circles the globe. Michael met his wife, Christine, in Zermatt, ultimately settling in Aspen where Michael was the Executive Sous Chef at the celebrated Little Nell Hotel and the Executive Chef of the popular Colony Restaurant. Michael and Christine appear in Carolyne Roehm's book, A Passion for Parties (Broadway.)

meet Anita Rosenberg

Anita Rosenberg is an artist and a certified Feng Shui consultant. She is also the film writer and director of cult classic chick flicks, Assault of the Killer Bimbos and Modern Girls, as well as a designer with a global line of hand-painted decorative home accessories. Anita has given lectures and taught classes around the world, is a frequently published journalist, and author of the book, The Art of Painted Furniture. She lives and works in Los Angeles and visits Aspen to attend her parents' fabulous theme parties every chance she gets.meet Karl Wolfgang

Karl Wolfgang relocated from Los Angeles to Aspen where he lives and works in an historical mountain cottage that he proudly restored. He spent ten years traveling the world shooting national commercials before setting up shop in the Roaring Fork Valley where he is best known for his innovative covers and fashion shoots for Aspen Magazine. In addition to Karl's commercial success, he is also a fine art photographer whose conceptual series was exhibited at the Aspen Art Museum. Karl's photographic eye and distinctive artistic touch made him the perfect collaborator to capture the visual excitement of the Rosenbergs' party series.

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