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Exploring Vietnamese Food: A Tour of Eden Center, Saturday, September 22, 2018 10:30 am until 3:00 pm
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Secrets of the Southern Table, A Food Lover's Tour of the Global South with Virginia Willis followed by a special dinner, August 8, 2018
We hope you can join us at this unique event! Tickets must be purchased in advance. Click here to purchase your tickets on Eventbrite.
We hope you can join us at this popular event! Tickets must be purchased in advance. To buy your tickets, please click here.
You've cooked up the most beautiful presentation of food (or, you've ordered an amazing dish at a restaurant), and you want to take a photo with your smart phone and share it on social media. But why does your photo come out looking so darn awful? You're too embarrassed to post it. And....you've just lost your appetite. Sound familiar? Don't worry. There's help. In this delectable workshop hosted by Les Dames d'Escoffier's DC chapter, food photographer Linda Wang and food stylist Lisa Cherkasky will show you how to find the best light, overcome common challenges, style your food like a pro, edit your photos with a smart phone, and boost your social media engagement.
DATE: Sunday, July 29, 2018
TIME: 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Common Room Studio
428 B Hume Ave.
PRICE: $150 (tax-exempt contribution) Think that's a steal? You'll also get to eat, network, and get a new headshot during class (a $300 value). Oh, did we mention we're giving away a restaurant gift card? 100% of proceeds will go to the Les Dames d'Escoffier DC Chapter Scholarship Fund.
RSVP: Click here for tickets.
CANCELLATION POLICY: Full refunds only for cancellations by Sunday, July 22 at 5 p.m. No refunds after that date.
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VIRGINIA WILLIS SHARES "SECRETS OF THE SOUTHERN TABLE"
Join Virginia Willis as she showcases her latest cookbook "Secrets of the Southern Table" and enjoy a feast of her recipes prepared by Ris Lacoste and her staff.
DATE: Wednesday, August 8
PLACE: Ris Restaurant, 2275 L St NW, Washington, DC 20037
EDEN CENTER CULINARY WALKING TOUR
Join us for a docent-led culinary tour and tasting of the foods of Vietnam. The Eden Center is Northern Virginia's premier Asian center comprising approximately 120 stores. The Center is the heart and soul of the Vietnamese-American Community for the entire East Coast.
DATE: Saturday, September 22
TIME: 10:00 a.m.
PLACE: Eden Center, 6751 Wilson Blvd, Falls Church, VA 22044
DATE: Tuesday, May 15, 2018
TIME: 10 am until 1:00 pm
PLACE: Sotterley Plantation, 44300 Sotterley Lane, Hollywood, MD 20636
PRICE: Members of the Public $45, Dames d'Escoffier Members Only $35
RSVP: Click here to buy your tickets on Eventbrite! Ticket cost includes docent-led tour and lunch as described below.
As a follow-up to the Les Dames d'Escoffier tour of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, what could have a stronger impact than a tidewater plantation tour? We tend to think of Maryland as a Mid Atlantic state, but it is actually south of the Mason Dixon Line and bears the shameful history of slave labor that reverberates in social relationships to this day. The Sotterley Plantation, founded in 1699, is a testament to all those that lived, labored, and resisted here. It is older than Mount Vernon, watch video: Historic Sotterley
At 10 a.m., on May 15th, visitors will meet at the Sotterley Plantation, about an hour's drive south of Washington, D.C. A docent will talk with our group about slavery, resistance and freedom as we tour the house and gardens, including behind-the-scenes areas upstairs and in the kitchen that are not included in most tours.
We will have a lunch, including samples of two variations of Southern Maryland stuffed ham and a choice of sandwiches, salads, dessert and beverages on the portico. After lunch, everyone is free to meander the grounds on their own.
The plantation has limited access for people with disabilities and cannot accommodate wheelchairs. Please wear walking shoes.
Ticket cost includes tour and luncheon.
No refunds after May 2, 2018. L
44300 Sotterley Lane ● St. Mary’s County ● Hollywood, Maryland 20636
LUNCH MENU (Please make your lunch selection of sandwich or salad when ordering your ticket)
Choice of Sandwich
(Ham, Turkey, Roast Beef, Chicken Salad, Veggie Wrap)
Sandwiches are accompanied by a side salad
Choice of Salad
(Chef or Cobb)
Salads are accompanied by a roll
Unsweetened Ice Tea, Lemonade, or Water
SPAIN AND THE FOOD OF THE NUEVO SOUTH
Spanish colonizers brought forth ingredients, techniques, and culinary language that helped shape what we now recognize as both Southern and Latin American foodways. Sandra Gutierrez (NC) will share how Spanish culinary influences made it possible for Latin and Southern foodways to meld. All the while, you will enjoy a traditional Spanish meal made with the most prized ingredients at the base of the new Southern-Latino table. Sandra is the author of four books including The New Southern-Latino Table; Latin American Street Food: The Best Flavors of Markets, Beaches, and Roadside Stands from Mexico to Argentina; and Empanadas: The Hand-Held Pies of Latin America. A former food editor of the Cary (NC) News, she won LDEI's 2017 M.F.K. Fisher Award grand prize of $1,000.
DATE: Saturday, May 5, 2018
TIME: 12:00 noon until 2:00 p.m.
PLACE: Jaleo Crystal City 2250-A Crystal Drive at 23rd Street
Arlington, VA 22202 www.jaleo.com
PRICE: $35 for Members of Les Dames, $45 for public
(non-members' price includes a $10.00 tax-exempt donation for LDEI-DC scholarships) Includes menu below below. Alcoholic and soft drinks for separate purchase.
RSVP: Tickets must be purchased in advance.
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DUMPLINGS ALONG THE SILK ROAD
Join culinary experts Janet Cam and Amy Riolo for a virtual journey along the Silk Road to learn the roles and recipes of dumplings in various times and cultures. Beginning in Chang'an (now Xi'an) China and ending in Venice, Italy, Janet and Amy will discuss Chinese, Central Asian, Turkish, Middle Eastern and Italian Dumplings. Enjoy samples prepared by Janet Yu while gaining an appreciation for the evolution of the dumpling and historical significance as evidenced in today's global menus. Following the presentation, we will enjoy a multi-course Chinese menu which includes one-of-a-kind 8 course menu from the Chinese province of Taishan. Each dish incorporates symbolism and Traditional Chinese Medicine which highlights the underlying theme of the presentation. Tea Specialist, Laurie Bell, will discuss the Pu-erh tea that will be served.
DATE: Monday, April 16, 2018
TIME: 6:30 p.m.
PLACE: Hollywood East Cafe, Westfield Wheaton Mall, 11160 Veirs Mill Road, Wheaton, MD 20902
PRICE: $65 Members of Les Dames, $75 Public (non-members' price includes a $10.00 tax-exempt donation for LDEI-DC scholarships). Price includes presentation, dumpling samples and 8 course one-of-a-kind dinner! Alcoholic and soft drinks purchased separately.
RSVP: Tickets must be purchased in advance. Click here for more information at www.lesdamesdc.org or click here to buy your tickets on Eventbrite!
Please join us at 8:45 am on April 20th for a tour of the
NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY AND CULTURE
VIP Curator-led Tour of Foodways Exhibits with Dutch-treat brunch following at the Sweet Home Café
DATE: Friday, April 20, 2018
TIME: 8:45 a.m.
PLACE: National Museum of African American History and Culture, 1400 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC 20560
PRICE: Dames Members $10 (for tax deductible donation to the Les Dames Scholarship Fund), Non-Members: $15 (includes tax deductible donation to the Les Dames Scholarship Fund)
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If the event is sold-out, we will have a waitlist set up.
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