“Author! Author!”photo all 4 authors and book covers
Saturday Literary Lunches


 Saturday October 13, 2018:
Meryl Gordon
and William Middleton

Saturday October 20, 2018:
Wendy Goodman and Charlotte Moss

TIME 12 noon to 2pm

In a unique take on the classic literary salon, Georgette Farkas continues her Saturday “Author! Author!” lunch series at her restaurant, Rotisserie Georgette, on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. “We are privileged to have a coterie of renowned authors as regulars here at the Rotisserie, and now a select few have agreed to take part in intimate events where our guests can meet them over lunch to discuss their books and shared passions,” explains the restaurateur. This season’s author series of two Saturday afternoon events is inspired by the worlds of art collecting and interior design as seen through the lives of leading figures in these arenas. Each event includes a presentation by two authors discussing their books and the topic at hand. Guests enjoy lunch during the presentation and are then invited to take part in the Q&A and book signing. Several of each authors’ titles are available for purchase. The three-course menu, paired with some of our favorite Bordeaux wines, will include an array of autumn salads, the restaurant’s signature roast chicken and decadent chocolate profiteroles to finish. Vegetarian selections are always also available.

Rotisserie Georgette is proud to present this series in conjunction with Literacy Partners and the essential work they do in strengthening families through a two-generation approach to education. With free classes, low-income NYC parents develop the literacy and language skills needed to succeed in today’s world, along with child development and parenting support to help parents boost their children’s early reading, school readiness, and social-emotional growth.

On Saturday October 13th, spend the afternoon with two award winning authors, Meryl Gordon and William Middleton, as they lead a conversation on two of America’s greatest art collecting families and philanthropists and their immeasurable impact on American cultural institutions of our day. Meryl Gordon will present “Bunny Mellon The Life of an American Style Legend” while William Middleton will offer insights into his recent work, “Double Vision” The Unerring Eye of Art World Avatars Dominique and John de Menil”.

On Saturday October 20, the aesthetic adventure continues with the legendary Charlotte Moss, a renowned interior designer for over thirty years with countless awards and ten books to her credit. Fellow presenter, Wendy Goodman, also a prolific author, has been New York Magazine’s design editor since 2007. Each plays a very different role in the design world, while leaving their own indelible marks on the way we perceive interiors. What an honor to have them share the podium as Charlotte presents several of her works on interior design and entertaining and Wendy introduces her just released, “May I Come In?”

LOCATION  Rotisserie Georgette, 14 East 60th Street (Madison/5th Ave) NYC, TEL (212) 390 8060

TICKETS        $69 per person, includes presentation by a duo of authors and three-course lunch with wine pairings. Tax, gratuity & signed books are additional. Purchase tickets by phone at (212) 390-8060 or online HERE

For further information, please contact Georgette Farkas  212 390 8060

Author Biographies

MERYL GORDON  is the award-winning author of three biographies: Mrs. Astor Regrets, about the philanthropist Brooke Astor, The Phantom of Fifth Avenue, about the reclusive copper heiress Huguette Clark and her latest, Bunny Mellon: The Life of an American Style Legend. She is the director of graduate magazine writing at New York University’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute.

WILLIAM MIDDLETON  is a journalist and editor who has worked in New York and Paris. He has been the Fashion Features Director for Harper’s Bazaar and the Paris Bureau Chief for Fairchild Publications, overseeing W Magazine and Women’s Wear Daily. He has written for The New York Times, The New York Times Magazine, Vogue, House & Garden, Esquire, Texas Monthly, Travel & Leisure, Departures, and the International Herald Tribune.

WENDY GOODMAN  is the author of The World of Gloria Vanderbilt and coauthor, with Hutton Wilkinson, of Tony Duquette. Her new book May I Come In? will be published on September 25, 2018.Goodmanhas been New York magazine’s design editor since 2007. Goodman’s career began in fashion at Harper’s Bazaar, from which she went to the New York Times Magazine, where she wrote and produced fashion pages, and House and Garden, where she covered the world of style and fashion. She lives in Greenwich Village and was born and raised in New York City.

CHARLOTTE MOSS  Recently honored with the NY School of Interior Design’s Centennial Medal and named to Elle Décor’s Grand Masters list of top designers, this year Charlotte Moss celebrates thirty-three years in the design business. In addition to her residential interior design projects, Charlotte’s work includes designing collections of fabric and trim for Fabricut, carpets and sisals for Stark Carpet, and china for Pickard. Most recently, Charlotte has used her experience to design a collection of furniture and upholstery with Century Furniture. Charlotte’s capsule clothing collection launched last year with IBU movement, partnering with women artisans in developing countries who craft every piece by hand. This fall Charlotte will launch a jewelry collection with PE Guerin Hardware based on historical designs in their archive. Charlotte is a prolific author, having published ten books to date. Charlotte is a Trustee of Thomas Jefferson Foundation at Monticello, The Bone Marrow Foundation, American Corporate Partners, The Madoo Conservancy, a member of the International Council of Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens, and on the Advisory Board of The NY School of Interior Design where she holds an Honorary Doctorate Degree.