Culinary Arts Programs
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.
Lidia Bastianich’s American Dream

When she was 12, cookbook author, television personality, and restaurateur Lidia Bastianich fled Europe with her family to escape persecution. Drawing on her new book, My American Dream, Bastianich shares the vivid story of the fulfillment of that dream, beginning with her new life in New York and the dedication and passion for food that helped to build a successful career.

Date
Wednesday, April 4, 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.
Thomas Jefferson at 275: A Celebratory Dinner

Mark the eve of President Thomas Jefferson’s 275th birthday at an intimate 4-course celebratory dinner at Plume, the elegant Michelin-starred restaurant in the downtown Jefferson hotel. Between courses, an historian discusses Jefferson’s contributions to American cuisine, and a representative of Barboursville Vineyards (whose products are paired with the meal), shares insights into Jefferson’s passion for fine wine.

Date
Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 7:00 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.