There was once a time when the Parisian Left Bank was the natural habitat of expatriate poets and painters. Something of that Modernist sensibility persists at the Left Bank Brasserie in Larkspur, which has teamed up with local education partner SPARK, the Larkspur-Corta Madera Schools Foundation in an effort to “give back” to the community that has long supported the restaurant.
The term “give back” has always ruffled me a bit — it always gets me thinking “Wait, what did you take?” In my experiences with the Left Bank, it’s generally been my debit card, which always came back if a little lighter — an arrangement that seemed perfectly equitable. Now, on Mondays, there’s a weekly opportunity to skew the balance for good. On those days, 20% of the sales of the brasserie’s Roasted Chicken Family Meal will be donated to SPARK.
The foundation’s mission is to vouchsafe educations of the children of Larkspur and Corte by raising financial resources to fund both educators and curricula development. Among SPARK’s efforts are its annual art show, a community event showcases the talents of local and emerging artists and the students in the school district. So perhaps, we will once again see the arts flourishing in the Left Bank!
The roasted chicken family meal is priced at $50, feeds four, and includes pommes frites and a mixed green salad. Bottles of the sommelier’s selected wines, as well as kids beverages, are also offered.
Like most area eateries, the Left Bank Brasserie is committed to serving the community while maintaining the safety and health of its guests and employees, so please note that this is a pick-up and delivery option only.
Orders can be made from 12pm to 8pm on Mondays via https://www.leftbank.com/pick-up-and-delivery/ or by calling (415) 927-3331.
Left Bank Brasserie in Larkspur is located at 507 Magnolia Avenue at Ward Street. Visit Left Bank on the web at www.leftbank.com. (415) 927-3331.