Join us on Sunday August 14 from 1-4 p.m. at the home of our President Linda Roth for the return of the SUMMER POTLUCK!
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.
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PLACE: At the home of Linda Roth, 4019 Lorcom Lane, Arlington, Virginia 22207. Tel. 202-288-1469
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 that leads directly to the kitchen. 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.
Summer Potluck: Save the date for the always popular and delicious summer potluck. It’ll be held on Sunday, August 14 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the home of Linda Roth. Dames only. More details to follow.
Now’s the time to look through your attic, garage and cabinets for items to donate to our virtual summer fundraiser! The goal is to sell goods such as previously enjoyed high end kitchenware; cookbooks of all kinds; artwork with a culinary theme; vintage and complete sets of serving dishes, glassware, flatware; kitchen furniture such as carts and barstools; restaurant gift certificates, or special services such as in-house chef, catering or photography. Please join our new Culinary Marketplace page and post items on the site so we can build inventory before going live. Ellen Kassoff is the page administrator; send questions to email@example.com. More info to come.
Members and New Members,
Join us on Wednesday, June 29 for a Summer Fiesta at Santa Rosa Taqueria.
Come enjoy a casual summer night on the patio and meet our new members and incoming board! Chips, guacamole and the first round of margaritas will be generously provided by Catherine and Micheline Mendelsohn who reopened Santa Rosa just a few months ago. Then you can purchase items from the menu, which includes sheet pan nachos, traditional street tacos and yummy salads (and of course, queso!).
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by June 20.
Wednesday, June 29, 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Santa Rosa Taqueria, 301 Pennsylvania Ave. SE
Coffee Klatch: Camila Arango is hosting morning coffee at her cafe-bakery Pluma, located inside the Edison Hotel at Union Market. Join her, coffee klatch organizer Olga Boikess, and other Dames for a chance to catch up with one another. Order coffee or tea and a delicious pastry (self-pay, if you do). Later, take time to explore the Union Market District, a great food mecca. Here’s a directory and map, including parking lot locations. It’s also accessible via Metro, Red Line, NoMa-Gallaudet U stop.
Tuesday, May 10, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Pluma Bakery, 391 Morse St. NE
Prospective Member Meet and Greet: Please put Wednesday, May 4 from 6-8 p.m. on your calendar for a casual meet and greet with prospective members. Katherine Miller is hosting this at her home in NE Washington DC. Look for an invitation in your inbox soon.
Reel Tasty: Boiling Point (2021). Esquire magazine’s food critic calls it “one of the most brutal—and best—restaurant films of the last 20 years…From the perspective of someone who eats out professionally, the highest achievement is that it forces you—me, us—to consider whether fine dining is worth the trouble and suffering at all.”
Available on Hoopla, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon, Vudu
Hosted by Gail Forman
Monday, May 2, 7-8:30 p.m.
Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84228085404
AN OPPORTUNITY FOR KNOWLEDGE SHARING - PLEASE JOIN US - DAMES ONLY
Crisis Communications: A two-part educational program led by Dame Katie Walker, senior manager, consumer communications & public relations, McCormick & Company.Join our chapter’s own Public Relations (PR) experts in Dames-only two-part series on Crisis Communications. You’ll leave with the tools you need to be empowered and knowledgeable to lead your company through a crisis and manage your brand’s reputation.
NOTE: Both sessions are scheduled for 90 minutes but may not run that long and depend on the level of engagement from participants.
Crisis 101: Friday, January 28, 2022, 12:00 – 1:30 PM ET
Separate registration is required for each session.
Crisis 102: Friday, February 4, 12:00 – 1:30 PM ET
Register here for February 4
Separate registration is required for each session.
Meet & Greet: Join DC Dames at a gathering to introduce ourselves to women in hospitality in the Delmarva region, where our chapter is expanding. The event will include wine, a quick bite and friendly conversation at Ellen Kassoff’s Delaware restaurant. 4 p.m. December 29, Federal Fritter & Bistro, 62A Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach. RSVP to Ellen at email@example.com.
Following the Meet & Greet, the restaurant will host A Historic Dinner and Uncle Nearest bourbon tasting that is open to Dames and the general public. The multiple award-winning Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey, whose leadership team is stacked with women, was founded as a tribute to Nearest Green, the first African-American distiller. The four-course dinner, prepared by Ellen’s husband Chef Todd Gray, plus the tasting is $49 (excluding gratuity).
Reel Tasty: “Tazzeka,” available on Amazon and Kanopy.
Growing up in the Moroccan village of Tazzeka, Elias learned the secrets of traditional Moroccan cuisine from his grandmother who raised him. Years later, meeting a top Paris chef and a young woman named Salma inspires him to leave home. In Paris, Elias faces unstable work and financial hardship as an undocumented immigrant. But he also finds friendship with Souleymane, who helps revive his passion for cooking. (Description from Just Watch and other listings.)
Discussion moderated by Angela Chester-Johnson.
Monday, December 6, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88138102993
Dames Who Read: “A History of the World in 6 Glasses,” by Tom Standage.
Beer, wine, spirits, coffee, tea, and Coca-Cola: In this innovative account of world history, these six beverages turn out to be much more than just ways to quench thirst. Representing six eras that span the course of civilization—from the adoption of agriculture, to the birth of cities, to the advent of globalization--each drink is in fact a kind of technology, advancing culture and catalyzing the interplay of different societies, Standage argues. After reading this enlightening book, you may never look at your favorite drink the same way again.
Discussion moderated by Sheryl Hoehner.
Monday, December 13, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89717049941