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Palm Beach Entertaining: Creating Occasions to Remember

Written by Annie Falk, Foreword by Alain Ducasse, Contribution by Victoria Amory, Aime Dunstan and Daphne Nikolopoulus

  • September 25, 2012
  • Hardcover
  • Cooking - Entertaining
  • Rizzoli
  • 8-1/2 x 11
  • $45.00
  • $45.00
  • 978-0-8478-3795-3

About This Book

An insider’s guide to entertaining, with recipes and tips from America’s most accomplished society hosts. With this inspiring book, you can bring high style to your own gatherings at home. As a luxurious retreat with a storied past, Palm Beach has become renowned for its grand parties. Now, more than twenty of its most celebrated hosts open their doors, revealing secrets for entertaining along with one hundred of their most tried-and-true recipes. Among the illustrious hosts featured are fashion icon Arnold Scaasi, Spanish aristocrat Victoria Amory, and interior designer Celerie Kemble. Included are tips for setting a personalized table, creating a warm mood, and choosing crowd-pleasing dishes. Recipes include Kit Pannill’s Tomato Pudding, Kathryn Vecellio’s Lobster "Risotto," and James Patterson’s Grandma’s Chocolate Cake. Palm Beach Entertaining offers a rare peek into the glamorous world behind the hedges of some of America’s most luxurious private estates. And it is all done in the spirit of giving—the net proceeds from the book benefit the Children’s Home Society, a charitable organization with a proven network of adoption, early childhood development, and family support services.

About the Author

Annie Falk learned to cook from the legendary chef Roger Vergé at Le Moulin de Mougins in Provence. An event organizer, Falk resides in Palm Beach and New York. Alain Ducasse, one of the world’s greatest chefs, operates more than twenty restaurants, two of which have been awarded three Michelin stars.


  • "The book is sure to become a staple on every entertainer's shelf." ~Palm Beach Post

    Palm Beach Entertaining offers a glimpse into the glamorous world of some of America’s luxurious homes, including tips on crowd-pleasing dishes, setting personalised tables and creating a warm mood."

    "The book, a fun and zippy read, is filled with lush photographs of food and table settings, but what I appreciate even more are the recipes and tips provided by some of Palm Beach's leading hosts and hostesses." ~Peak of Chic

    "Annie Falk offers unprecedented entrée into the exclusive world on the Island, renowned for its lavish lifestyle and grand parties. This invitation welcomes readers into the private homes of Palm Beach’s most-celebrated members of society as secrets for entertaining are revealed and one hundred palate-pleasing recipes are put to paper." ~Florida Design
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