Oneonta Club Invites Public to Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a Tribute to American Food and Dining

Attention, Oneonta Club members, wives, dates, and anyone interested in food or romance. It’s time to reserve your seats at the February 12th “Eat Your Heart Out” dinner program. With noted food and restaurant critic Patric Kuh as guest speaker and music including “Tonight” from “West Side Story”, the program promises to be an evening of fun and joy for foodies, spouses, and lovers. Whether your taste buds are attracted to the sweet or savory. This will be an experience to savor.

Patric Kuh has been the restaurant critic for Los Angeles Magazine for the past fifteen years and has won multiple James Beard Awards for his restaurant criticism. His books include “Finding the Flavors We Lost:  How Artisans Reclaimed American Food” and “The Last Days of Haute Cuisine: The Coming of Age of American Restaurants.”  His articles have appeared in Bon Appetit, Food & Wine, Saveur, Gourmet, Esquire, The New York Times Book Review, and the Los Angeles Times.

Patric Kuh
Patric Kuh

Valentine’s day is one of the busiest nights for restaurants. But it’s not all about complimentary champagne flutes and the endorphins released by chocolate-dipped strawberries. This talk traces how the yearly ritual speaks to the history of restaurants and the important public venue they have become.  – Patric Kuh

To echo with the romantic theme, the musical program will feature selections about food and love, including Purcell’s “If Music Be The Food of Love” and Bernstein’s “Tonight” from West Side Story.performed by Elizabeth Kerstein (mezzo-soprano), Adrien Redford (baritone) and Irene Gregorio (piano).

Festivities begin at 6pm at Gray Hall on the campus of Oneonta Church, 1515 Garfield, South Pasadena. Advance reservations are required. Tickets are $35 per person, to cover cost of the program, food, and refreshments. On-line registration is available via  For inquiries and reservations, you can also e-mail