National Press Club

Karma and the Art of Butter Chicken Dinner

Karma and the Art of Butter Chicken Dinner

December 12, 2016 6:30 PM

Location: 4th Estate Restaurant

Well-known Indian cookbook author and local DC personality Monica Bhide has written a novel entitled, "Karma and the Art of Butter Chicken." The Fourth Estate Restuarant is hosting a launch party and Indian dinner to celebrate Monica's triumph on Monday, December 12, 2016. Hors d’oeuvres start at 6:30pm; dinner at 7:00pm.

The five-course Indian meal will be from recipes from a compendium Monica is providing with all copies of the novel. Some of the dishes are central to the plot of "Karma and the Art of Butter Chicken," including the titular entrée. There will be beverage pairings (wines, beer, tea and Mango lassi) with each course. Fourth Estate wine dinners have been selling out and serving a full Indian meal in the restaurant is a real treat.

Single tickets are $80; couple tickets are $155. Members of the National Press Club get 15% discount. A copy of the book (one per person/couple) and a compendium of recipes are included in the price.


Passed Hors d’oeurvres
Wonton Crunch
Basil wrapped Scallop (coconut curry marinade)
Paneer Pakoras

First Course
Eshaan's India's Best Home Cook Childhood memory soup

Second Course
Ginger Honey Shrimp on papaya, shredded cabbage, cucumber salad

Lychee sorbet

Eshaan’s Mother Butter Chicken in Tomato Sauce
The beggar’s Curried Potatoes (spicy)
Rice with Peas
Red lentils with garlic
Assorted condiments -- pickle/raita/chutney

Rice pudding with mango carpaccio

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