Due to popular demand, we've added another session of this tour! Please join us on Saturday, August 12th at the factory. Spaces are limited and tickets must be purchased in advance. Information on how to purchase tickets can by found by clicking here.
We hope you can join us at this fun Ice Cream Tour and Tasting at Moorenko's Ice Cream Factory which sold out multiple times last summer! Tickets are limited and must be purchased in advance.
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We hope you will join us at the Embassy of Israel to celebrate the release of Joan Nathan's latest and highly acclaimed cookbook, King Solomon's Table: A Culinary Exploration of Jewish Cooking from Around the World. Joan will be in conversation with Bonnie Benwick, Washington Post deputy food editor. A light breakfast will be served.
Tickets are free but must be registered for in advance no later than May 2, 2017. The Embassy requires the following information: participant's full name (first and last); month, date and year of birth; and country of birth.
Ticket registration links are provided below.
DATE: Wednesday, May 10, 2017
TIME: 10 a.m. until 12 noon (doors open at 9:45 a.m.)
LOCATION: Embassy of Israel, 3514 International Drive, NW, Washington, DC 20008 (near Van Ness Metro)
Free tickets for Dames and the general public!
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Released last month, Joan's 11th cookbook, has already been featured in the Washington Post, the New York Times, NPR, the Los Angeles Times, and Joan is currently on a nationwide tour discussing and promoting the book.
King Solomon's Table: A Culinary Exploration of Jewish Cooking from Around the World
From the James Beard Award-winning, much-loved cookbook author and Jewish cooking authority: an around-the-world collection of recipes from the global Jewish diaspora-an essential book of cooking and culture. Driven by a passion for discovery, King Solomon is said to have sent ships to all corners of the ancient world, initiating a mass cross-pollination of culinary cultures that continues to bear fruit today. With King Solomon's appetites and explorations in mind, here celebrated author Joan Nathan gathers more than 170 recipes that span the millennia: from classics like Yemenite Chicken Soup with Dill, Cilantro, and Parsley; Spinach and Feta Bourekas; Hummus with Preserved Lemon and Cumin; and Hamantaschen with Poppy Seed or Chocolate Filling...to contemporary riffs on traditional dishes such as Smokey Shakshuka with Tomatoes, Peppers, and Eggplant; Homemade Herbed Labneh with Beets and Puy Lentils; Baghdadi Chicken with Rice, Coconut, and Cilantro; and Roman Ricotta Cheese Torte. We travel with Joan from India to France, from Italy to Mexico, from El Salvador to Israel and, of course, all across North America, in a gorgeously illustrated culinary exploration that is filled with fascinating historical details, personal histories, and fantastic recipes that showcase the diversity of Jewish cuisine. It is the most ambitious and satisfying book of Joan Nathan's stellar, four decades-long career.
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Please join us at this event in Baltimore. Tickets are limited and must be purchased in advance. Click here to purchase your tickets on Eventbrite!
We hope you can join us at this exciting event at Choolaah Indian BBQ in the Mosaic District. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Click here to purchase your tickets on Eventbrite!
Join us for this all day insider's tour of Mount Vernon! Click here to purchase your tickets on Eventbrite! Tickets much be purchased in advance.
We hope you can join us at this exciting and educational event. Tickets are limited and must be purchased in advance. Click here for more information and to buy your tickets on Eventbrite!
We hope you can join us for dinner on February 13, 2017. More details are below.
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Back by Popular Demand!
DATE: Thursday, November 17, 2016
PLACE: Indique, 3512-14 Connecticut Ave. N.W., Washington, DC 20008
(202) 244-6600 www.indique.com
TIME: 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
PRICE: Members of the Public $90; Dames (Members Only) $80.
Ticket price includes a copy of Monica's book, Karma and the Art of Butter Chicken, everything on the menu below, one glass of wine or Mango Lassi, and gratuities. Non-member's price includes a $10 tax exempt donation to Les Dames d'Escoffier scholarships.
RESERVATIONS: Reservation or cancellation deadline November 14, 2016
METRO: Cleveland Park Station is just a few feet from the restaurant.
PARKING: Street parking
REGISTER: Click here to buy your tickets on Eventbrite!
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DATE: Thursday, October 27
TIME: 8:15 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
PLACE: Bus departure and return, Fairmont Hotel
PRICE: $165 inclusive all day, breakfast and lunch and transportation.
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REGISTER BY OCTOBER 21, 2016
Taste the finest food and wine from Virginia's Piedmont terroir at Airlie, a notable estate, farm and conference retreat where Earth Day was conceived. You will travel to Airlie through the Virginia countryside and enjoy a ploughman's breakfast en route as Susan James, whose family settled Virginia in 1700, explores the region's terroir, highlights its rich agricultural life and provides insights into our nation's founding farmers. Upon arrival, you will tour Airlie's celebrated grounds and kitchen gardens with master gardener, Katey Wietor. Janet Cam will introduce Virginia's top winemakers, including noted vintner Rutger de Vink whose RdV wines are "putting the state (of Virginia) on the world wine map." - Financial Times (Jancis Robinson). She will moderate a panel discussion about the terroir above the Piedmont fall line. The conversation will continue as the winemakers join us for a feast prepared under the direction of Chef Janis McLean that reflects Virginia Piedmont culinary traditions and its French and frontier influences. The lunch will feature local ingredients accompanied by premium local cheeses from Stonyman Gourmet Farmer including rare aged cheeses and fine wines provided by the winemakers.
Wine highlights will include RdV's remarkable Cabernet Blend that, according to Robert Parker, Jr. is "complex, velvety and world class"; Early Mountain Vineyards rare Pinot Gris, a biodynamic wine produced on one acre of land that yields only 150 cases a year; wines made with the native American Norton grape from Chrysalis Vineyards which possesses the largest single planting of Norton grapes' and two 2013 chardonnays presented by Linden Vineyards' Jim Law, dean of Piedmont winemakers. Hardscrabble is from Law's older vines and Avenius chardonnay, from Avenius Vineyards which is owned by Linden Vineyards' manager, Shari Avenius, that demonstrates the terroir very well. You will also sample the offerings of renowned Barboursville Vineyards, established in 1976 near Charlottesville by Gianni Zonin. Zonin's family has been making wines in Italy since 1821 and Barboursville is dedicated to producing fine estate-bottled wines of European heritage.
Forrest Pritchard, farmer and author of best seller Gaining Ground, A Story of Farmers' Markets,Local Food and Saving the Family Farm, will speak. A signed copy of his book will be presented to each guest. The return to DC will include a stop at nearby Whiffletree Farm to see grass-fed, sustainably and humanely raised livestock. You will be delighted with a surprise departure gift of sips and tastes of the region.
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