Meet Craig Carlson (October 27, 10am) the man behind the Paris American diner “Breakfast In America” at Shakespeare and Co. (October 27, 10am) when he talks about his new memoir “Pancakes in Paris.” The book is the story of Craig tackling what seemed like the impossible, from raising the money to fund his dream to tracking down international suppliers for “exotic” American ingredients… and even finding love along the way. His diner, Breakfast In America, is now a renowned tourist destination, and the story of how it came to be is just as delicious as the classic breakfast that tops its menu.
Carlson says he was the last person anyone would expect to open an American diner in Paris. He came from humble beginnings in a working-class town in Connecticut, had never worked in a restaurant, and didn’t know anything about starting a brand-new business. But from his first visit to Paris, Craig knew he had found the city of his dreams, although one thing was still missing-the good ol’ American breakfast he loved so much.
Other Shakespeare Book Events
Philippe Sands discusses his book “East West Street, On the Origins of Genocide and Crimes against Humanity. October 20, 7pm
Anna Brones and Jeff Hargrove on Paris’ Coffee Revolution, October 21, 10am.
Mary Norris discusses language and her new book “Between You & Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen.” October 27, 7pm.
Bruce Robinson on his book “They All Love Jack: Busting the Ripper” October 31, 7pm.
All events at Shakespeare and Co. 37, rue Bucherie, 75005 Paris