FOOD & FOLKLORE: Dinner Series - "Stirring It Up with Molly Ivins"
On Sunday, November 20 at 6:30 PM, Eatonville's FOOD & FOLKLORE: Dinner Series will be "Stirring It Up" with stories told by special guest, author Ellen Sweets. You may be familiar with the unabashed civil libertarian, Molly Ivins, who used her rapier wit and good ole Texas horse sense to excoriate political figures she deemed unworthy of our trust and respect. But did you also know that Molly was one helluva cook?
Friends who had the privilege of sharing Molly's table got not only a heaping helping of her insights into the political shenanigans of the day, but also a mouth-watering meal, prepared from scratch with the finest ingredients and assembled with the same meticulous attention to detail that Molly devoted to skewering a political recalcitrant.
Ellen Sweets, Molly's longtime friend, fellow reporter, and frequent sous-chef, will take us into the kitchen and serve up her own and others' favorite stories about Ivins that reveal a woman who was even more fascinating and complex than the "professional Texan" she enjoyed playing in public. Friends who ate with Molly knew a cultured woman who was a fluent French speaker, voracious reader, rugged outdoors aficionado, music lover, and loyal friend. Copies of "Stirring It Up With Molly Ivins: A Memoir With Recipes" will be
available for sale and signing at the event.
The "Stirring It Up" Food & Folklore event includes a 3-course prix fixe dinner menu. Admission is $45 per person (plus tax and gratuity). Reservations are required. Tickets may be purchased online or by phone at 202-332-ZORA (9672).
PASSED HORS D'OEUVRES
- Buffalo Chicken Fingers
- Paprika Mushrooms on Buttermilk Biscuits
- Caesar Salad
- Duck A L'Orange with Garlic Potatoes and Spinach
- Four Seasons Chocolate Fancy Cake with Candied Rose Petals and Whipped Cream
FOOD & FOLKLORE: Dinner Series is a monthly series at Eatonville Restaurant that intertwines storytelling and fabulous food. It is wrapped in the spirit of gifted storyteller and folklorist Zora Neale Hurston's brand of hospitality a generosity with food.
Eatonville Restaurant, "The Soul of Southern Food," opened in 2009 by Andy Shallal, founder of Busboys and Poets. Located in the historic U Street Corridor at 2121 14th St. NW, the Zora Neale Hurston-inspired restaurant is in the heart of where Hurston and fellow writer/poet Langston Hughes enjoyed a
lively social and cultural life during the early 1920s. Eatonville pays homage to Hurston's D.C. connections. It is named for her childhood hometown in Florida, the setting of her most famous novel "Their Eyes Were Watching God".
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2121 14th Street NW
Washington DC , DC 20009