Culinary Arts Programs
The Great Food Cities of the World
6-Session Evening Course

Food expert and passionate culinary historian Fred Plotkin offers a gastronome’s dream tour of six global centers of food and drink: Bologna, Buenos Aires, London, Lyon, Tokyo, and San Francisco. A reception featuring specialties from each location follows the final program in the series.

Date
Tuesday, January 16, February 13, March 6, April 10, May 8, and June 5, 2018 - 6:45 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
The Great Food Cities of the World: Bologna

Part of a 6-session course, food expert and passionate culinary historian Fred Plotkin offers a gastronome’s dream tour of six global centers of food and drink. This session focuses on the city of Bologna.

Date
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 6:45 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Old Vines, New Wines: The Resurgence of American Heritage Grapes

Jerry Eisterhold of Vox Vineyards in Missouri offers insights into how winemakers are meeting the scientific and technical challenges of reclaiming the commercial viability of rare American grapes, highlighted by an in-depth guided tasting of nine of Vox’s wines.

Date
Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 2:00 p.m.
Discovering Lombardy

Stunning architecture, centuries of glorious art, and cuisine celebrated around the world: Lombardy has it all. Food historian Francine Segan offers a guide to the cultural heritage and attractions of this northern Italian magnet for travelers—and a taste of some authentic regional specialties.

Date
Monday, January 29, 2018 - 6:45 p.m.
Olive Oil: In Search of Liquid Gold

Join Curtis Cord, president of the New York International Olive Oil Competition and publisher of Olive Oil Times, for a fascinating (and delicious) day that examines the history, varieties, and complexities of olive oils from around the world. You’ll never think of that bottle of extra-virgin on your kitchen counter in the same way.

Date
Saturday, February 3, 2018 - 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
The Great Food Cities of the World: Buenos Aires

Part of a 6-session course, food expert and passionate culinary historian Fred Plotkin offers a gastronome’s dream tour of six global centers of food and drink. This session focuses on the city of Buenos Aires.

Date
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 6:45 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Dinner at Supra: Welcome to DC’s First Georgian Restaurant

One of the recent additions to the District’s food scene is Supra, the first restaurant to feature the food of the Republic of Georgia. Experience this centuries-old cuisine at a family-style private dinner, meet the chef, and get cultural and historical insights into Georgia’s food traditions from a representative of the Central-Asia Caucasus Institute.

Date
Monday, March 5, 2018 - 6:30 p.m.
The Great Food Cities of the World: London

Part of a 6-session course, food expert and passionate culinary historian Fred Plotkin offers a gastronome’s dream tour of six global centers of food and drink. This session focuses on the city of London.

Date
Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - 6:45 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Sapporo-Style Ramen: A Regional Rage

Japanese foodies take their ramen—which boasts more than 30 regional variations—very seriously. The team behind D.C.’s popular Bantam King, Daikaya, and Haikan restaurants explore the essentials of Sapporo-style ramen, how they prepare it, and how best to enjoy it. Then, get a taste of your own when you sit down for lunch at Haikan.

Date
Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 10:00 a.m.
America: The Great Cookbook, What DC Chefs Cook for the People They Love

Join the Washington Post’s Joe Yonan as he gathers four local food-world contributors to his new cookbook for a tasty discussion of what cooking in America means today. And of course, the evening features samples of the panelists’ favorite recipies.

Date
Monday, March 19, 2018 - 6:45 p.m.
The Great Food Cities of the World: Lyon

Part of a 6-session course, food expert and passionate culinary historian Fred Plotkin offers a gastronome’s dream tour of six global centers of food and drink. This session focuses on the city of Lyon.

Date
Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 6:45 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
The Great Food Cities of the World: Tokyo

Part of a 6-session course, food expert and passionate culinary historian Fred Plotkin offers a gastronome’s dream tour of six global centers of food and drink. This session focuses on the city of Tokyo.

Date
Tuesday, May 8, 2018 - 6:45 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
The Great Food Cities of the World: San Francisco

Part of a 6-session course, food expert and passionate culinary historian Fred Plotkin offers a gastronome’s dream tour of six global centers of food and drink. This session focuses on the city of San Francisco.

Date
Tuesday, June 5, 2018 - 6:45 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.