CELEBRATING FOOD: Tenth Salute to Women in Gastronomy, March 5, 2016, 8:30 am until 5:45 pm, The Universities at Shady Grove, Rockville, MD
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Join our Global Culinary Initiative program for a fascinating armchair tour of Taiwanese cuisine and culture!
Our guest lecturer, Ms. Rose Chen, President of The Rose Group for Cross-Cultural Understanding, will give an overview of Taiwan’s history and the corresponding evolution of its cuisine. She’ll also guide us through Taiwan’s renaissance and explain its modern melting pot cuisine and new culinary trends. We’ll learn how Buddhism and Traditional Chinese Medicine influenced the food of this tiny island known for its night markets and street vendors. Dame Janet Yu, Chef/Owner of Hollywood East will prepare a symbolic menu which highlights Taiwanese rich culinary traditions, seasonal inspirations, and symbolic holiday foods.
DATE: Saturday, February 20th, 2016
TIME: 1:00 to 3:30 p.m.
PLACE: Hollywood East Café, 11160 Veirs Mill Rd., Wheaton, Md. 20902
(Located inside Westfield Wheaton Shopping Center -- near Door #12) (240) 290-9988 www.HollywoodEastCafe.com. Free parking.
PRICE: $50 for Members of the Public; $40 for Dames (non-members’ price includes a $10.00 tax-exempt donation for LDEI-DC scholarships) Ticket price includes presentation and menu below. Wine, beer, and soft drinks are not included and are an additional cost.
REGISTER: Click here to register on Eventbrite!
On the Table
Japanese Seaweed Peanuts
Cantonese Pan Fried Turnip Cake
Taiwanese Steamed Bun with Pork and Pickled Vegetable
Taiwanese Beef Rolls
Shanghai Lions Head Pork Meatballs with Cabbage
Hakka Stir Fry Cuttlefish with Vegetables
Sautéed Lily Bulbs with Wood Ear Mushroom
Taiwanese Fried Chicken
Egg Custard Tart
Traditional Pineapple Cake
(Wine, beer, and soft drinks are not included in ticket price)
Uzbekistan Feast, February 22nd, 2016, 6:30 pm, Rus-Uz Restaurant (tickets from original date of February 15th will be honored)
Dine family style with Les Dames in the D.C. area’s only Uzbekistan restaurant. Hear our speaker, Abraham Rakhmatullaev, explain the dishes from his Central Asia country. Born in Tashkent, the capital of Uzbekistan, he moved to America 15 years ago. Abraham is the manager of Rus-Uz Restaurant, and his father, Bakhtiyor Rakhmatullaev, is the chef and owner.
Uzbekistan, slightly larger than California, was once on the Silk Road—part of the ancient Persian Empire. In 1990, Uzbekistan declared its independence from the USSR. Its cuisine, often cooked over open flames or in tandoors, is flavored with black cumin, peppers, barberries, coriander, and sesame seeds. The more common herbs are cilantro, dill, parsley, celeriac, and basil.
In the February 2016 issue of Washingtonian magazine, Rus-Uz is named one of the top 100 restaurants (out of the 2000 in our Washington area). Among the restaurant's main dishes, Washingtonian says, "focus on...Plov, a long-cooked dish studded with tender lamb, raisins, and carrots." This is one of the dishes you will taste on February 15.
Rus-Uz also operates a food market adjacent to the restaurant that offers imported specialty goods from Russia and Uzbekistan. Browse its unique products before or after dinner (11 AM to 10 PM).
DATE: Monday, February 22, 2016
**New date -- tickets for the original date of February 15th will be honored **
PLACE: Rus-Uz Restaurant, 1000 N. Randolph St., Arlington, VA 22201. Entrance is on Fairfax Drive. Tel. (571) 312-4086.
TIME: 6:30 p.m.
COST: Members of the General Public $50; Dames Only $40. (Non-members’ price includes a $10.00 tax-exempt donation for LDEI-DC scholarships) Price includes tax, tip, and the entire menu listed below, including tea and soft drinks. Alcoholic beverages are not included.
RESERVATION/CANCELLATION DEADLINE: Thursday, February 18, 2016
PARKING: Street meters; garage nearby
METRO: Ballston (Orange Line) is just across the street.
REGISTER: Click here to buy your tickets!
Blini (crepe stuffed with ground beef filling)
Pirozhki (puff pastry stuffed with mashed
potato and mushrooms)
Smoked Fish Tray (slices of assorted smoked
fish—salmon, sturgeon and butterfish)
Samsa (thin dough stuffed with lamb, onions
Olivier Salad (Russian potato salad)
(potatoes, carrots, red onions, pickles, red
beans, and diced beets with house vinaigrette
Plov (The National Dish of Uzbekistan)
Goluptsi (seasoned ground beef and rice filling
stuffed in cabbage leaves)
Shashlyk (chicken shisk kebab with vegetables)
Fairy Tale Cake
Coffee or Tea
(Beer, wine and alcoholic beverages are not included in ticket price)
Les Dames d'Escoffier
LDEI is the premier organization of influential professional women who are committed to the advancement of education and philanthropy in food, beverage and hospitality for the good of the global community.