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November 11, 2022 @ 7:00 pm
In Person: An Evening with Sebastian & Sheila Centner
Books & Books present…
An Evening with Sebastian & Sheila Centner
Eatertainment: Recipes and Ideas for Effortless Entertaining
(Appetite by Random House, $32)
Friday, November 11, 7 PM | IN-PERSON at Books & Books, Coral Gables
Books & Books is excited to host Sebastien & Sheila Centner to discuss their new book, Eatertainment: Recipes and Ideas for Effortless Entertaining (Appetite by Random House, $32)- this book is everything you need to make everyday entertaining a flawless reality!
***Please note: This event will take place at the Books & Books in Coral Gables at 265 Aragon Ave. Tickets are FREE and books will be available for purchase at the event.
There are few moments in life as special as gathering around a table with friends and family. But for many people, the idea of planning a dinner party can bring on stress. There’s the menu, the seating plan, the drinks . . . it can lead a would-be-host to miss the point altogether: enjoying time with your guests. As the owners of a leading event management and catering company, Sebastien and Sheila Centner know that entertaining can be overwhelming. With their first book, Eatertainment, they share their decades of expertise to make entertaining at home as simple as can be.
Not sure where to start? Don’t worry—Seb and Sheila offer instructions on everything from setting the table, to picking flowers for your center-piece, to even planning an easy loot bag for your guests to take home. The Centners understand that cost and time are often the most significant barriers to hosting, so they offer practical tips and tricks regardless of your prep time, availability, or budget.
Boasting more than 140 recipes, Eatertainment includes thoughtfully-assembled menus based on tried and true recipes that anyone can cook. A memorable celebration requires a memorable meal, and no one knows this better than Seb and Sheila. In Eatertainment, the chapters are organized around 12 different events you can plan, and divided by 3 difficulty levels: Simple Entertaining to start, A Little More Effort when you’re ready for the next challenge, and Pulling Out All the Stops for the experts. You can start off your entertaining journey with an easy but impressive Cocktail Party, then graduate to the classic family favorite of a Roast Chicken Dinner, and tackle a Seafood Extravaganza for a special occasion.
No matter what kind of event you throw, you’ll find everything you need to host a stress-free gathering all year round, in this beautifully photographed, all-in-one entertaining guidebook.
About the Authors:
Rarely a day passes where Sebastien + Sheila Centner aren’t hosting friends, family, or clients. Sebastien is the founder and creative director of Eatertainment, one of North America’s largest and most respected event planning and catering companies, while Sheila leads content development and strategy for Eatertainment and its related companies. Together they share their love of entertaining through their social media accounts, television appearances, and their Seb + Sheila collaborative blog and social feed. They have been called serial entertainers for good reason, as their creativity in planning unique event experiences and developing simple but delicious menus comes naturally to them, whether entertaining a few friends at home or a few thousand guests at one of Eatertainment’s events!