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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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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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DATE: Sunday, December 6, 2015
TIME: 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
PRICE: $25/single ticket or $40 tickets for two
LOCATION: Salon Ilo, 1637 Wisconsin Ave NW Washington, D.C.
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Meet your favorite local Dames cookbook authors while enjoying wine and delicious bites prepared by them! Books can be autographed and purchased at the book sale handled by Politics and Prose. Participating cookbook celebrities are: Cathy Barrow, Amy Riolo, Joan Nathan, Nongkran Daks, Nancy Piho, Monica Bhide, Aviva Goldfarb, Nora Pouillon, Sheilah Kaufman, Jenn Crovato, Najmieh Batmanglij, Alexandra Greely, Nancy Baggett and Ruth Gresser!
URBAN KITCHEN HOLIDAY POPUP
Shop! Sip! Taste! Learn!
A special event to help you entertain in small spaces and on a budget.
15-minute demonstrations for cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, wine, cheese and dessert! Savings on countertop appliances and tableware!
DATE: Thursday, November 5, 2015
TIME: 6:00 until 8:00 p.m.
PLACE: Room & Board, (Rooftop), 1840 14th St. NW Washington, DC 20009
PRICE: $25 single/$40 couple
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This is a fundraiser for grants/scholarships
in food, beverage & hospitality.
Les Dames d'Escoffier is a non-profit 501(c)(3) invitational organization of
women leaders in the food, beverage, hospitality, and related industries who use
their talents and influence for community outreach and through grants,
mentoring, scholarship and educational programs, to help support women to
succeed in these industries.
Sixteen of the region’s esteemed women leaders in food,
beverage, nutrition and hospitality put pen to paper in more
than twenty highly-regarded cookbooks, healthy-eating guides,
real-food for children, quick dinner ideas and more.
Savor flavors of Italy, Mexico, Persia, Thailand, Jewish heritage,
Southern fare, Mediterranean cuisine and more. Preserve
nature’s bounty, bake pastries, eat octopus, find secrets to tasty
meals for weight-loss and diabetes, and travel through wine
Meet each author at this signature holiday book-signing party.
Enjoy tasty morsels from the cookbook-author recipes, and
festive beverages. Delight the epicureans in your life with the
gift of autographed books, signed specially to them.
Join us to celebrate the talents of women this December 14th.
WHAT: Culinary Women in Words - holiday book party
WHERE: Salon ILO
1637 Wisconsin Ave NW,
Washington, DC 20036
DATE: Sunday, December 14, 2014
TIME: 3:00 - 6:00 p.m.
COST: $25 in advance; $35 at the door.
donation to Les Dames DC
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BOOK SALES: on the day, courtesy of Politics and Prose
Les Dames DC is a non-profit 501(c)(3) invitational organization of women
leaders in the food, beverage, hospitality and related industries who use their talents and influence for community outreach and through grants, mentoring, scholarship and educational programs, help to support women to succee in these industries.
Les Dames d’Escoffier was founded in 1973 in New York City.
Les Dames DC was established in 1981.
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The 2 Day a Week Diet Cookbook “The best thing about the 2 day a
week diet is that it’s easy to stick with—and you do lose weight.”
Simply Sensational Cookies
Mrs Wheelbarrow’s Practical Pantry
“A walk through the weekend farmers' market is a chance not only to shop for the week
ahead, but also to plan for the winter months. “
Food of Life: Ancient Persian and Modern Iranian Cooking
If you should see our table sit with us to eat. (Rumi, poet)
“The guru of Persian cuisine”
The Washington Post Cookbook: Reader’s Favorite Recipes
“presenting stories & recipes that educate, entertain and taste really, really good”
The Devil in Us
“spellbinding stories of fate, fortune, and love. lessons for life”
Thai Soups & Salads
Thai Noodles & Snacks
Homestyle Vietnamese Cooking
Six O’Clock Scramble
SOS! Six O’Clock Scramble to the Rescue
“creative, healthy, kid-friendly adult meals for our busy lives”
The New Jewish Table ~ a story of love and lox
“I’m pretty much a vegan these days”
[Kitchen Workshop - Pizza] “like taking a course in gourmet pizza
making... have fun with the process and enjoy every bite. And the best part is, you can eat with your fingers”
Carla’s Comfort Foods
Cooking with Love
“Hootie Hoo! Food that hugs you.”
Pati’s Mexican Table:
The Secrets of Real Mexican Home Cooking
“beautiful in its simplicity, tremendously convenient and wholesome”
The Turkish Cookbook: Regional Recipes and Stories
“Trending cuisine offering healthful, tantalizing, simple and delicious meals with background stories and origins of ingredients.”
The Glorious Vegetables of Italy
The Glorious Pasta of Italy
“you never really leave”
My Two-Year-Old Eats Octopus:
Raising Children Who Love to Eat Everything
“attitude and approach are key”
My Nile Style
Mediterranean Diabetes Cookbook
195 Mental Tricks, Substitutions, Habits & Inspiration
“small, easy changes for dramatic and lasting results”
Authors are Members of
Les Dames d’Escoffier DC
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.