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November 2019

November 13 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Brooklyn Botanic Garden

I'm curating a supra at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden on November 13. We'll enjoy 15 courses based on recipes from my Georgian Feast, along with music and a range of wines from Wines of Georgia. For tickets visit https://store.patinagroup.com/events/?id=brooklyn-botanic-garden.

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September 2019

Corn Symposium

September 8 @ 9:00 am - September 9 @ 5:00 pm
The New School

Take a deep dive into corn at this two-day symposium sponsored by Topic48 and The New School. I'll be speaking about "The Art of Corn" and the grain's cultural importance. For more info and tickets visit https://www.topic48.com/.

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May 2019

Celebrate The Georgian Feast at Honey’s!

May 3 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Enlightenment Wines Meadery welcomes you for a taste of Georgia with Darra Goldstein on Friday, May 3rd. The cook-out will be held from 5-9 pm at our tasting room at Honey’s, located at 93 Scott Avenue in Brooklyn, NY. For more info and tickets see https://www.eventbrite.com/e/georgian-feast-with-darra-goldstein-tickets-60733183587 .

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April 2019

Soviet Roots Passover Seder (April 20, 2019)

April 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

I'm leading a non-traditional Passover Seder for the Jewish Food Society at the James Beard House in NYC, based on the Russian and Soviet backgrounds of several talented chefs. The dinner features food by Bonnie Morales of Kachka, Sasha Shor of Tres Carnes and LAVKA Supper Club, Marissa Lippert of Nourish Kitchen + Table, and Natasha Picklowicz of Café Altro Paradiso, Estela, and Flora Bar. Tickets are available here: https://www.jamesbeard.org/events/cultural-collaboration-soviet-roots-passover-seder

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March 2019

Culinary Tour of Morocco (March 23 – April 5, 2019)

March 23 - April 5
A camel in morocco

Join me on a fabulous culinary tour of Morocco organized by Duffle & Compass, specialists in custom-designed travel to Africa. During this trip, you'll experience the breadth of Morocco through a food lens with local experts. Accommodations are in 4-5-star properties from classic riads, modern city hotels and a Bedouin tent in a private Sahara Desert camp. From the ancient alleyways of Fès and the bustling souks of Marrakech to the kasbahs of kings long gone and the port city…

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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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