Les Dames d’Escoffier invites you to
Sacred Foods of Israel
How does religion contribute to and define food?
Join Les Dames d’Escoffier DC ‘s Global Culinary Initiative for a panel discussion of the Sacred Foods of Israel, including the religious symbolism of food, Sephardic traditions and modern-day Israeli food. The event will include an Israeli culinary tasting menu inspired by our panelists’ cookbooks. Speakers are members of Les Dames DC.
Vered Guttman writes the Modern Manna food blog for Haaretz and the Ethnic Market Scout series for the Washington Post Food Section. She is the chef and owner Cardamom & Mint Catering, specializing in Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisine.
Joan Nathan is the author of ten award-winning cookbooks. Her most recent book, Quiches, Kugels, and Couscous: My Search for Jewish Cooking in France, was named one of the ten best cookbooks of 2010 by NPR, Food and Wine, and Bon Appétit
Sheilah Kaufman is the award-winning author of 26 cookbooks. She is a cookbook editor, cooking instructor, culinary lecturer, food hstorian, and columnist. Her most recent book is A Taste of Turkish Cuisine (2015).
DATE: Thursday, June 4, 2015
PLACE: Washington D.C. Jewish Community Center
1529 16th Street NW,
Washington DC 20036
TIME: 7:30 p.m.
PRICE: Dames and members of DCJCC $25;
Non-members $35 (non-members’ price
includes a $10.00 tax-exempt donation for
Price includes tasting buffet (menu below)
RESERVATIONS: Click here to register on Evenbrite.
Reservation or cancellation deadline May 28.
METRO: Dupont Circle, four blocks away; walk east on
Q St. NW to 16th Street NW.
PARK: Colonial Parking, 1616 P Street NW (between
16th and 17th Streets) 2 blocks from DCJCC.
Also, the Q Street Washington DCJCC Parking Lot $8
(Tastings are vegetarian kosher-style.)
Baba Ghanouj -Eggplant and Tahini Puree
Silky Hummus with Yogurt and Pomegranate Seeds
Roasted Red Pepper, Walnut, and Pomegranate Dip
Tunisian Style Crostini
Pistachio and Cherry Rice Pilaf
Goat Cheese Stuffed Medjool Dates with
Olive Oil and Sea Salt
Ma’moul - Date Dome Cookies
Tasting buffet created by The Heights, 3115 14th St N.W.,
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.