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Father Leo Patalinghug Chef/Author Dinner

Father Leo Patalinghug Chef/Author Dinner

September 23, 2010 6:30 PM

Location: The Fourth Estate

Holy Paella! Fourth Estate Wine Dinner to feature Father Leo

Meet the priest who beat Iron Chef Bobby Flay in a "Throwdown" and enjoy a five-course dinner with paired wines at the Fourth Estate Restaurant on Thursday, Sept. 23 at 6:30 p.m.

Father Leo Patalinghug, a chef and author, will showcase recipes from his new cookbook "Grace Before Meals", which aims to add a gourmet touch to the family dinner. Patalinghug has been featured in the Washington Post and on CBS Sunday Morning with his shout out to the family dinner. Patalinghug's eclectic recipes reflect his training in Italy as well as his Filipino heritage.

The menu will feature dishes from Father Leo's cookbook - here is what we will be serving:

Hors D’ouevres: Monte Crisco Sandwiches, Cola Pork Skewers, Pumpkin & Ricotta Wonton-Olis, Meatballs in Creamy Vodka Sauce.

First Course: Ramen Salad w. Grilled Corn & Scallions
2008 Dr. Wagner Okfener Bocksten Reisling Kabinett

Second Course: Seared Ahi Tuna w. Eggplant
2009 Chateau Trinquevedel Tavel Rose, Rhone France

Third Course: Land, Sea, Air Paella
2007 Bergstrom Pinot Noir Shea Vineyard

Fourth Course: Chicken Adobo
2007 Weingut Prager Gruner Veltliner Smaragd Leibenberg

Dessert: Breakfast Berries over Pound Cake
2006 Campbells Rutherglen Muscat

The dinner, including wine and a pre-dinner reception, costs $70 for members and $93 non-members inclusive of tax and gratuity. Reservations are required, call 202-662-7638 or email

"Patalinghug is using his role as a budding celebrity chef to preach the importance of the dinner table in family life.”
– The Washington Post

"Brilliant! Grace Before Meals is a delicious invitation to celebrate family and food in ways that will nourish both the body and the soul."
– Matthew Kelly, New York Times bestselling author of The Rhythm of Life and Rediscovering Catholicism

For More Information On This Event, Contact:

Micayla Diener
202 662 7638