Yangming Hosts Author, Elizabeth LaBan to Benefit Alex’s Lemonade Stand

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BRYN MAWR, PA - In their continuing effort in the fight against childhood cancer, Yangming will host Elizabeth LaBan to speak about her new novel The Restaurant Critic’s Wife on Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at 7 PM. The event is sponsored by Albertson Cooking School. Reservations are required and tickets are $50, which includes donated Yangming cocktails and appetizers. All proceeds benefit Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF).BRYN MAWR, PA - In their continuing effort in the fight against childhood cancer, Yangming will host Elizabeth LaBan to speak about her new novel The Restaurant Critic’s Wife on Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at 7 PM. The event is sponsored by Albertson Cooking School. Reservations are required and tickets are $50, which includes donated Yangming cocktails and appetizers. All proceeds benefit Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF).

Elizabeth LaBan is the author-wife of Inquirer restaurant critic Craig LaBan. An evening not to be missed: enjoy a cocktail, appetizers and an enticing tale about writing and living with a “fact-crazed, anonymity-obsessed restaurant critic.” PEOPLE magazine hailed her book as “thoroughly entertaining” and listed it on their Great New Fiction list.

The Restaurant Critic’s Wife

Lila Soto has a master's degree that's gathering dust, a work-obsessed husband, two kids, and lots of questions about how exactly she ended up In their new city of Philadelphia, Lila's husband, Sam, takes his job as a restaurant critic a little too seriously. To protect his professional credibility, he's determined to remain anonymous. Soon his preoccupation with anonymity takes over their lives as he tries to limit the family's contact with anyone who might have ties to the foodie world. Meanwhile, Lila craves adult conversation and some relief from the constraints of her homemaker role. With her patience wearing thin, she begins to question everything: her decision to get pregnant again, her break from her career, her marriage—even if leaving her ex-boyfriend was the right thing to do. As Sam becomes more and more fixated on keeping his identity secret, Lila begins to wonder if her own identity has completely disappeared—and what it will take to get it back.Lila Soto has a master's degree that's gathering dust, a work-obsessed husband, two kids, and lots of questions about how exactly she ended up In their new city of Philadelphia, Lila's husband, Sam, takes his job as a restaurant critic a little too seriously. To protect his professional credibility, he's determined to remain anonymous. Soon his preoccupation with anonymity takes over their lives as he tries to limit the family's contact with anyone who might have ties to the foodie world. Meanwhile, Lila craves adult conversation and some relief from the constraints of her homemaker role. With her patience wearing thin, she begins to question everything: her decision to get pregnant again, her break from her career, her marriage—even if leaving her ex-boyfriend was the right thing to do. As Sam becomes more and more fixated on keeping his identity secret, Lila begins to wonder if her own identity has completely disappeared—and what it will take to get it back.

“I am honored to have Elizabeth LaBan here at Yangming,” said Michael Wei, Yangming's owner. “We expect a large turnout for this very special evening. I can't be more proud of partnering with Albertson Cooking School for this remarkable charity event.”

Yangming is nationally recognized as The Number 1 Chinese Restaurant in America, this Main Line destination has recently been redesigned, refurbished and reinvigorated. Extraordinary Asian-Fusion cuisine with service and attention to detail beyond compare. Full bar, great wines.

WHAT: THE RESTAURANT CRITIC’S WIFE BY ELIZABETH LABAN

WHEN: WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2016

7 PM

WHERE: YANGMING

  • HAVERFORD & CONESTOGA ROADS
  • BRYN MAWR, PA
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