Event: Republic of Georgia Wine Dinner
Date: Thursday, April 19
Time: 6:30 pm – 9 pm
Location: Levante’s, 1320 19th Street NW, Washington, DC 20036
Tickets: $63 for SFDC members/ $69 non-SFDC members at Eventbrite (hurry-get your ticket before April 9th for $59 early bird tickets!)
Georgia lies tucked into the Caucasus Mountains at the juncture of Europe and Asia, where some of the first wine on Earth was produced as many as 7,000 years ago. The nation’s unique cuisine, punctuated by the flavors of garlic, herbs, and walnuts, is almost unknown in the US but is prized for its elegance and punch throughout the former Soviet Union. Don’t miss your chance to savor these tastes for yourself!
Two glasses of wine produced in the traditional Georgian style (fermented in huge clay vessels known as qvevri) and a glass of chacha (Georgian grappa) are included in the cost of your ticket. Ticket holders may purchase additional bottles of wine at half the listed price.
Tomato and Cucumber Salad
Bazhe (chicken or salmon in walnut sauce)
Khachapuri (Georgia’s national dish, pie filled with melted cheese)
Khinkali (large soup dumplings stuffed with ground beef and lamb, or vegetarian with mushrooms)
Khashlama (broiled beef with greens)
Two glasses of natural qvevri wine made in the traditional Georgian style, in a clay vessel buried in the ground (white Rkatsiteli and red Saperavi)
Additional bottles of wine can be ordered at half the listed price.
Gozinaki (nut and honey brittle) (TENTATIVE)
Chacha (Georgian grappa)
(photo courtesy of flickr user roboppy using Creative Commons licence)