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Mix Jewish cooking and wine at dinner Dec. 5

November 21, 2017 | By Susan Delbert |

Award-winning author Joan Nathan will sign copies of her latest cookbook, King Solomon’s Table, A Culinary Exploration of Jewish Cooking from Around the World, at a five-course wine dinner in the Fourth Estate on Tuesday, Dec. 5. Covenant Wines, owned by cookbook author Jeff Morgan will ,supplying wines from California to complement recipes from Nathan’s book.

Appetizers will be served at 6:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 7 p.m.

Tickets are limited and cost $68 for a single member and $128 for a couple. Register online.

Each ticket includes a signed copy of the cookbook; couples receive one book. Additional books will be available for purchase.

Nathan, the author of 10 cookbooks, is the author of the much-acclaimed Jewish Cooking in America, which won both the 1994 James Beard Award and the IACP/Julia Child Cookbook of the Year Awards. Morgan, owner and winemaker at Covenant Wines, is the author of 20 cookbooks,

The menu is as follows:

6:30 p.m. -- Passed Hors d’oeuvres
Burekas, Spinach-feta filled pastry
Kolokuthokeftedes, Zucchini fritters
Gravlaks salmon with mustard sauce (in cucumber cups)
Keftes Garaz, Syrian meatballs with cherries and tamarind
Wines: Roussanne, 2016; Zinfandel, 2015

7 p.m. -- First Course
Harira, Spiced Moroccan vegetable soup with chickpeas, cilantro and lemon
Wine: Sauvignon Blanc, 2016

Second Course
Snapper with preserved lemon and capers
Labneh with beets and puy lentil salad
Wine: Chardonnay, 2016


Locally made orange sorbet

Braised short ribs with almonds, dried plums and star anise
Crunchy saffron rice
Wine: Red blend, 2015

Dates in brown butter with vanilla ice cream, date syrup and halvah crumble
Wine: Late Harvest Muscat Canelli, 2014