Dames Who Dine: Join us for a dinner at Chang Chang, prolific chef and restaurateur Peter Chang’s first eatery in D.C. The dinner is hosted by Jen Lin-Liu, director of events at the restaurant. Cost: $71 includes appetizer, main course and dessert, drinks not included.
Sunday, October 29, 6 p.m.
1200 19th St. NW Washington D.C.
Registration information to come.
Dames Who Read: Curry: A Tale of Cooks and Conquerors, by Lizzie Collingwood, serves up a delectable history of Indian cuisine, ranging from the imperial kitchen of the Mughal invader Babur to the smoky cookhouse of the British Raj. In this fascinating volume, Collingham reveals that almost every well-known Indian dish is the product of a long history of invasion and the fusion of different food traditions. Don’t miss this discussion, led by Sheila Crye, as it will be held in person at her home, where she’ll be serving a not-too-spicy Indian dinner. Wednesday, October 18. Dinner starts at 7 p.m. Sheila’s address is 2909 Woodstock Avenue, Silver Spring.
Please RSVP to Sheila by October 10 at email@example.com.
You can also join us by Zoom if you prefer. The Zoom discussion will begin at 7:30.
Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84246673677
Reel Tasty: Hunger (2023) is about Aoy, an unusually talented Bangkok street-food cook, who is invited to join the fine dining industry under the tutelage of the infamous Chef Paul, and Tone, a supportive sous chef. What happens next tests her cooking skills, her ambition, and most of all, her character. The food scenes will make you want to get a ticket to Thailand. And the ethical issues raised in the film will make you ponder the demands of upscale restaurant work versus the rewards of cooking "everyday" food. The film is available on Netflix.
Discussion moderated by Gail Forman. Dames Only.
Monday, September 18, 7 p.m.
Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85933683227
Join us for our annual SUMMER POTLUCK!
DATE: Sunday, August 13
TIME: 1 - 4 pm
PLACE: At the home of Linda Roth, 4019 Lorcom Lane, Arlington, Virginia 22207. Tel. 202-288-1469
We're so excited to be able to get together and reconnect and enjoy a fabulous spread of summer dishes. You won't want to miss it!! Bring your favorite ready-to-serve "al fresco" appetizer, main entree, salad, dessert, wine or non-alcoholic beverage. Dames only please.
Let us know that you can come and what you will bring by clicking the RSVP button below.
Click here to RSVP!
DIRECTIONS/PARKING: Linda's home is located at the intersection of Randolph Road and Lorcom Lane. There is street parking on Lorcom Lane, and an entrance by the gate which leads directly to the garden and kitchen (no steps). There is also street parking on Randolph Road where the front door is, close to the dining room. Both entrances are good to use.
METRO DIRECTIONS: The closest metro stop is Virginia Square. From there walk .4 mile to North Quincy Street and 10th Street North. Take the #53A Bus towards East Falls Church Metro. Get off at Military Road and North Lorcom Lane. Walk .1 mile to the intersection of Lorcom Lane and Randolph Road. Photo: Deb Lindsey
Member Dinner Honoring Our Newest Members
Sunday, July 23, 2023
R I S T O R A N T E i R I C C H I
1220 19th St NW, Washington, DC
Join us for dinner as we personally connect with our newest chapter members.
We can't wait to see you in person!
Click here to purchase your ticket.
Weather permitting we will dine on the patio. Parking and Metro: There is on street parking available and the restaurant is a 5 minute walk from the Dupont Circle Metro.
Cost: $72 per person including tax and gratuity. New members are our guests.
See menu below.
Alcohol available for purchase. Please let us know if you have dietary restrictions.
Thanks to Dame Chris Ricchi for creating this beautiful menu for us.
Tuscan summer bread salad – heirloom tomatoes, cucumber, basil,
olives, crisp herbed croutons, evoo
Hand-cut thick spaghettoni with tomato, basil, garlic & whipped ricotta
Scallopine Di Pollo Al Limone E Caperi
Pan seared chicken scallops, white wine, lemon & capers,
potatoes mascé & parmesan carrots
Risotto Alla Genovese
Imported vialone nano rice with artichokes, English peas, fennel sausage & mozzarella
Zuppa Inglese Estiva
Summer trifle with vanilla custard, Chantilly creams, maraschino & fresh berries
We are thrilled to announce the return of our popular full-day symposium renamed as:
Bringing It to The Table: Taste. Talk. Transform.
Our day-long symposium celebrates all areas of food, wine and hospitality, highlighting the talents and achievements of our members and experts in the industry. Sessions range from thought-provoking discussions about food, facilitated by industry leaders to fun cooking demos from well-known culinary experts.
NOW is the time to get involved!!
Date: Saturday, September 30 - 9 am to 5 pm
Location: National Union Building – 918 F Street NW, an historic building with seven floors of meeting/event space and a full demonstration kitchen
Here's what you need to know:
Please select a committee where you can contribute your time and talent by contacting the chair at the email address provided.
Join us for the next Dames Who Read! Dames Only.
Book: Miss Eliza's English Kitchen: A Novel of Victorian Cookery and Friendship by Annabel Abbs. Well before Julia Child, there was Eliza Acton, who changed the course of cookery writing forever. Based on the true story of the first modern cookery writer, Miss Eliza’s English Kitchen is a spellbinding novel about female friendship, the struggle for independence, and the transcendent pleasures and solace of food. Gail Forman will lead the discussion.
Date: Monday, May 15, 2023
Time: 7-8:30 p.m.
Zoom Link: Coming soon
Reel Tasty: The Menu, starring Ralph Fiennes. A couple travels to an exclusive restaurant on a private island for a lavish, world-class meal. This restaurant is frequented by high-end rollers and celebrities. Shocking surprises ensue. Nothing is as expected in this film noir/suspense thriller. Hosted by Susan Callahan.
Date: Monday, April 17, 7-8:30 p.m.
Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85992681230
Save the Date: Dames Who Read: Monday, May 15. Book and host TBD.
Jill Collins and Tambra Raye Stevenson announced that our dynamic symposium has been christened: “Bringing It To The Table: Taste, Talk, Transform.” Special thanks to Lori Gardner for coming up with this creative name. The all-day conference will be held Saturday, September 30 at the National Union Building in downtown DC. Scroll down for more info, including lots of ways you can help. Read all about it here....
Bringing It To The Table: Taste,Talk, Transform is set for Saturday, September 30 at the National Union Building, an historic landmark turned into an event space that’s perfect for our all-day symposium. Located at 918 F Street NW (close to Metro Center and Gallery Place, and a garage next door), the facility has plenty of room for a keynote speech, continental breakfast, and morning, lunch and afternoon sessions. Part of the day’s agenda will be cooking demos/classes conducted in the building’s full demo kitchen, which takes up an entire floor.
Our symposiums have historically been an opportunity for the whole chapter to pitch in and get involved, so contact the chairs below and sign up now to help! Here’s what’s needed:
Please take note that the Spring General Membership Meeting is scheduled via Zoom on Tuesday June 6 at 5:30 p.m. Look forward to ‘seeing’ you all there.
Dames Only Event Calendar
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