Food & Folklore "Punch!"
Eatonville's continuing dinner series, Food & Folklore, delivers a 1-2-3-4-5 course punch with journalist and bartender Dan Searing, author of the newly published "The Punch Bowl: 75 Recipes Spanning Four Centuries of Wanton Revelry" on Tuesday, July 26, 2011 at 6:30 PM.
Dan Searing, a founding member of the DC Craft Bartender Guild, has been a newspaper editor, musician as well as host of the Punch Club happy hour that ran from 6 11 pm on Thursday nights in the Warehouse Theatre in 2009. Currently a partner/bartender for Room 11, Searing has assembled punch-lore and history with classic recipes dating back to the 1700s (including modernized measurements) for his book, as well as new punch mixes contributed by some of D.C.'s star bartenders. "The Punch Bowl" also features photographs of exquisite vintage punch bowls, glasses, and ladles.
- TCHOUPITOULAS PUNCH, New Orleans, LA
- ST. CECILIA PUNCH, Charleston, SC
- LEGARE STREET PUNCH, Charleston, SC
- CHATHAM ARTILLERY PUNCH, Georgia
- JAMAICAN PUNCH, Jamaica
Starter - Chipotle Lamb Ravioli served on sauteed beet greens with thyme-scented lima beans
Main - Pimento Crusted Squab with rosemary-scented fingerling potatoes, haricot vert and spiced carrots and saffron coconut cream
Dessert - Double Chocolate Fudge Gateau
The cost for Food & Folklore is $45 per person (plus tax and gratuity). Reservations are required. Call 202-332-9672. Copies of "The Punch Bowl" will be available for purchase and signing at the event.
Food & Folklore is a monthly series at Eatonville Restaurant that intertwines storytelling and fabulous food. Food & Folklore is wrapped in the spirit of gifted storyteller and folklorist Zora Neale Hurston's brand of hospitality a generosity with food.
About Eatonville Restaurant:
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".
2121 14th St. NW
Washington, DC 20009