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Culinary Arts Programs
Apfelwein: New Fizz for a German Favorite

For centuries, Germans have known that a refreshing glass of alcoholic apple cider is the perfect summer drink. Get an introduction to the tradition of apfelwein, and learn how it’s been given a contemporary twist to appeal to American tastes.

Date
Friday, July 6, 2018 - 7:00 p.m.
An Evening with Gourmet Symphony: Musical World’s Fare at the Arts and Industries Building

Enjoy a night of fine cuisine, wine, and gorgeous music with Gourmet Symphony in the historic Arts and Industries Building. Inspired by the building’s connection to America’s first world’s fair, both the menu and the musical program celebrate a mix of international influences.

Date
Sunday, July 8, 2018 - 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
A Toast to the Rat Pack

Author and cocktail expert Philip Green celebrates the spirit—and the favorite spirits—of Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis, Dean Martin, Joey Bishop, and other members of the swingin’, high-living clan who came to symbolize ’60s-style cool onstage and off.

Date
Thursday, August 2, 2018 - 6:45 p.m.
New Frontiers and Old Traditions: Trends in South American and Australian Wines

Argentine Malbec and Aussie Shiraz may still rule the export markets, but today’s producers in South America and Australia create a richly varied range of high-quality wines that deserve to be better known. Joined by a pair of wine experts, Taylor Parsons, a Los Angeles-based sommelier, guides a two-part exploration of the history, development, and diversity of these two pivotal axes of the wine world. This session focuses on South American wines.

Date
Friday, August 3, 2018 - 6:45 p.m.
New Frontiers and Old Traditions: Trends in South American and Australian Wines

Argentine Malbec and Aussie Shiraz may still rule the export markets, but today’s producers in South America and Australia create a richly varied range of high-quality wines that deserve to be better known. Joined by a pair of wine experts, Taylor Parsons, a Los Angeles-based sommelier, guides a two-part exploration of the history, development, and diversity of these two pivotal axes of the wine world. This session focuses on Australian wines.

Date
Saturday, August 4, 2018 - 6:45 p.m.
The Garden in Your Beer

Since the beginnings of beer, brewers have used a variety of cultivated and foraged ingredients for added flavor and preservation. Take a look at the garden through the lens of the botanicals, spices, wild yeasts, fruits, berries, and hops that flavor your favorite beer.

Date
Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 6:45 p.m.
Mixing Cocktails With Panache: Drinks From the Bar at Quill

Katie Dandridge, one of the cocktail experts from Quill, the lounge at Washington’s Jefferson Hotel, leads a hands-on class (and tasting) for amateur mixologists who want to learn how to shake things up at home.

Date
Saturday, August 18, 2018 - 3:00 p.m.