Julia Child inspired countless American home cooks and restaurant chefs. One of them is Susan Spicer, and this week she honors the birthday of the late chef and food television pioneer with a special dinner series at her restaurant Bayona (430 Dauphine St., 525-4455; www.bayona.com). Each night this week, though Saturday, Aug. 20, Spicer serves a three-course meal based on Child's recipes. The prix fixe dinners are $45 and reservations are recommended.