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November 2018

An evening of Georgian Food (November 28, 2018)

November 28, 2018

Come explore Georgian food with me at a benefit for the JDC Food Circle in New York City from 6-7:30 pm. In conversation with Danielle Colen I’ll share intimate stories about my exploration of the foods of Georgia and Russia, and we'll have light bites from The Georgian Feast, along with wine generously donated by the National Wine Agency of Georgia. A registration fee of $70 will reserve your spot for this event and will include a signed copy of…

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National Press Club (November 14, 2018)

November 14, 2018
Goldstein The Georgian Feast

I'm hosting a lavish Georgian dinner complete with Georgian wines at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. Tickets are now on sale at https://www.press.org/events/georgian-feast-dinner-fourth-estate-restaurant

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FIRST ღVINO FORUM OF AMERICA, Washington, DC (November 11-13, 2018)

November 11, 2018 - November 13, 2018
Georgian Wine Harvest

Come learn about wine, society, and geopolitics at the first-ever forum on Georgian wine in the US. I'll be speaking at Thursdays' conference at the Center for Strategic & International Studies. There's also a free tasting of Saperavi, my favorite Georgian red wine, at the Georgian Embassy. To register, visit http://www.agbdc.com/first-vino-f0rum-of-america/. Photo credit: Vano Shlamov/AFP/Getty Images.

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October 2018

Schmaltzy (October 3, 2018)

October 3, 2018

This storytelling event from the Jewish Food Society combines kibbitzing and noshing (aka storytelling and tasting). It's kind of like The Moth, but with knishes. I'm thrilled to be part of it this time around, presenting with a fabulous group of storytellers: Jordana Rothman, Jake Dell, Lev Lior Sercarz, and Zoe Kanan. There will also be a Q & A with Niki Russ Federman and Josh Russ Tupper of Russ & Daughters. For more info and tickets visit http://www.jewishfoodsociety.org/schmaltzy-benefit

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August 2018

Russian Culture and Cuisine (August 15, 2018)

August 15, 2018
Russian mushrooms

This illustrated talk at the Berkshire Museum explores Russian national identity and cuisine from the 18th century into the present. Ever since Peter the Great opened his country to the West, the Russians have struggled with ambivalence toward outside influences, alternately embracing and rejecting Western foods. Today, following Putin’s forced annexation of Crimea, the economic sanctions imposed by Europe, Australia, and the U.S. have led Russia to ban imports of meat, fish, fruit, vegetables, and dairy products. Yet, surprisingly, the…

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“The Art of the Meal,” Clark Art Institute (August 10, 2018)

August 10, 2018
Goldstein, Art of the Meal, Clark Art Institute

Come celebrate the Clark Art Institute's summer blockbuster show, Women Artists in Paris, 1850-1900, at an elegant six-course dinner I've curated with chef Dan Hardy. Get a private tour of the exhibition too. Seating is limited, so get tickets soon: https://www.clarkart.edu/ImportedEvents/1271-43383

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