International Culture Programs
Enchanting Ireland: A Visual Journey

Christopher Griffin, a Smithsonian Journeys expert, highlights the history, culture, and beauty of Ireland, offering an intimate portrait of a fabled nation. At the conclusion of the day, raise a glass of “the water of life”—authentic Irish whiskey.

Date
Saturday, March 3, 2018 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 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.
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.
Bridal Traditions and Wedding Feasts of India: A Regional Exploration

India’s rich beauty and diversity is especially evident in its wedding celebrations. Writer and cookbook author Monica Bhide showcases the distinctive traditions of 10 Indian states in a fascinating program that ends with a buffet featuring a variety of Indian dishes.

Date
Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 6:45 p.m.
La Dolce Vita: Italy’s Desserts

Forget about milk and cookies: Join Francine Segan, author of Dolci: Italy’s Sweets, as she introduces you to la dolce vita—the sublime way the dessert course is enjoyed in Italy.

Date
Monday, April 16, 2018 - 6:45 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.