Roy Choi fans unite: the godfather of Asian fusion is holding an eat-and-greet April 5th at the Williams-Sonoma in Beverly Hills to promote his new book, L.A. Son: My Life, My City, My Food.
The Seoul-born chef, who has transformed Korean food in Los Angeles with restaurants like Chego, A-Frame, Sunny Spot and most recently POT, will be serving up tacos from his infamous Kogi BBQ Truck as well as his "ghetto donuts" while signing copies of his newly part-memoir, part-cookbook.
Tickets are selling for $45 and include lunch, a personalized copy of the book, and a cooking demonstration from the chef.
L.A. Son is the story of Choi's rocky upbringing in the City of Angels, from drugs and gambling to defending Koreantown during the '92 riots to getting on the straight and narrow at the Culinary School of America. It has received widespread acclaim, earning a starred review from Publishers Weekly and being hailed by the Los Angeles Times as "one of the most prominent lenses the nation has into L.A.”
60 recipes, each laced with the chef's "tell it like it is" intensity, accompany the stories of Choi's life, lending greater insight into his growth and maturity through the years. From the twice-cooked duck fat fries he ate as a kid to more refined beef medallion, readers and home cooks alike have the unique opportunity of bringing Choi's trademark Korean comfort food into their own kitchens.
The event takes place April 5 at 1:00pm at Williams Sonoma Beverly Hills. Tickets must be purchased in advance.