National Press Club

Experience Georgian food and wine at the Fourth Estate, Nov. 14

November 10, 2018 | By Donna Leinwand Leger |

Russian poet Alexander Pushkin once wrote, "Every Georgian dish is a poem."

Taste what he meant at a five-course Georgian meal featuring the recipes from Darra Goldstein's "The Georgian Feast" at a cookbook and wine dinner on Nov. 14 in the Fourth Estate Restaurant.

Goldstein is the Willcox B. and Harriet M. Adsit Professor of Russian, Emerita, at Williams College and founding editor of Gastronomica: The Journal of Food and Culture. She is the award-winning author of five cookbooks and has consulted for the Council of Europe on ways to use food to promote tolerance and diversity.

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The cost is $95 for individual tickets, with a $10 discount when purchasing two of the "Couples Discount" tickets. National Press Club members are eligible for an additional 15% discount on all their tickets with login on A copy of, “The Georgian Feast: The Vibrant Culture and Savory Food of the Republic of Georgia” is included with individual tickets and one shared copy for couples tickets.

The evening begins at 6:30 p.m. with hors d’oeuvres. Dinner follows at 7 p.m. Wines will be paired with every course.


Reception, Passed Hors d’oeuvres

Gadazelili Khveli, Cooked cheese with mint on toasted baguette​
Tarkhunis ghvezeli, Tarragon pie in quiche shells
Khinkali, Beef and pork dumplings
Badridzhnis Khizilala, Eggplant caviar on black bread

First Course

Chikhirtma, Lemony chicken soup

Second Course

Tevzis Buglama, Salmon buglama with tomatoes/herbs
Charkhlis Mkhali, Beet purée
Danduri, Steamed purslane


Locally made sorbet


Chashushuli Batkani Komshit, Lamb stew with quince


Taplis Namtskhvari, Honey cake with dulce de leche buttercream