DC Dames Monica Bhide and Ris LaCoste were on the judge's panel at the DC Embassy Chef Challenge with 18 chefs competing and 700 people attending.
Dames Bonnie Benwick, Grande Dame Joan Nathan, Linda Roth, and Vicki Reh at Politics & Prose dinner to celebrate for Eric Ripert's new memoir, 32 Yolks.
DC Dame Pati Jinich (with Dame Bonnie Benwick) signing her cookbook Mexican Today at the at Mexican Cultural Institute DC.
Monica Bhide is included in James Beard Foundation Award winning author Dr. Scott Haas' new book, Those Immigrants: Indians In America: A Psychological Exploration of Achievement. The book profiles 30 of the top Indian immigrants in America and their zeal to make it to the top.
Nancy Hart and her partner, Jerry Trice, have opened Gunther & Co. restaurant serving modern American cuisine with global influences at 3605 Toone Street in Baltimore's Brewers Hill neighborhood. The eatery occupies a soaring, 7,000 square foot space, with large windows, exposed brick walls and an outdoor patio, that formerly housed the Gunther Brewing Company's boiler room. http://eatatgunther.com/
Hurrah!! Susan Barocas, April Fulton, Nora Pouillon, Ruth Gresser, Carla Hall, Susan Soorenko and CiCi Williamson
Susan Barocas prepared the White House Seder for the third time in as many years for President Obama's family and their guests on Thursday, April 28. Click here to read more.
This article was posted on Huffington Post just hours before Susan was invited to make another encore culinary performance at the White House. Click here for the full article.
April Fulton was a featured speaker at the second annual Food Tank Summit held on April 24 and 25 at American University. Nora Pouillon hosted The Summit's Bright Spots reception and dinner to kick off the event.
Ruth Gresser completed her term as president of Women Chef and Restaurateurs' at its annual conference in Los Angeles on April 18.
Carla Hall hosted the 2016 James Beard Foundation Awards in Chicago, May 2.
Susan Soorenko's Moorenko's Ice Cream is going into 93 Safeway markets in the MD/DC/VA area, as well as all Balducci's and Kings markets. It also is creating some exclusive new flavors for Whole Foods markets in the Mid-Atlantic region in addition to its Balsamic and Fig.
Culinary historian, CiCi Williamson, was interviewed Monday, April 11 by CNN about whether Obama is America's first foodie president. In fact, President Thomas Jefferson, an aficionado of fine European foods as a result of his extensive travels throughout France and Italy, introduced ice cream, macaroni, Parmesan cheese, champagne, and crème brûlée to our young country. CNN air date TBA.
Bethesda Magazine "Taiwan On" by our friend and Celebrating Food by DC Les Dames panelist, David Hagedorn, features #DCdame Janet Yu and her restaurant Hollywood East Cafe and the Global Culinary Initiative luncheon we hosted in February. The DC Les Dames chapter hosts many interesting culinary events, please join us for future events which are listed on our website www.lesdamesdc.org or friend us on facebook.
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