Renowned International Culinary Expert, Robyn Eckhardt 

On Wednesday, November 1, 2017, the Fourth Estate Restaurant will host a dinner featuring international food writer Robyn Eckhardt, author of Istanbul & Beyond, and the book's photographer, David Hagerman, and a sampling of   delectable recipes and wines.  

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November 1, 2017 6:30 PM

Location: 4th Estate Restaurant, National Press Club, 14th & F Sts., NW, 13th Floor

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  • Hors d’oeuvres start at 6:30pm; dinner at 7:00pm.
  • The five-course meal will be from his popular recipes.
  • Single tickets are $80; couple tickets are $155. A copy of her new book (one per person/couple) is included in theistanbul_and_beyond_book_small price.

    On Wednesday, November 1, 2017, International food writer Robyn Eckhardt will be featured at a Fourth Estate cookbook and wine dinner with the book’s photographer, David Hagerman celebrating Istanbul & Beyond which explores the diverse cuisines of Turkey. Eckhardt has said, “Turkey touches four bodies of water and share borders with Bulgaria, Greece, Syria, Iraq, Iran, Azerbaijan, Armenia and Georgia…this results in not a nation united by one cuisine, but an array of culinary regions that make it one of the most gastronomically complex countries anywhere.” Recipes from the book will be served paired with complimentary wines. The menu and wine pairings will be published when available.

    Eckhardt’ s work has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and Food & Wine. She is the author of the blog Eating Asia, selected as a top food blog by both Saveur and The London Times. David Hagerman, Eckhardt’s husband, has photographed food and exotic locales for Travel + Leisure, Saveur and The New York Times. The couple live in Italy.

    Each ticket includes a signed copy of the cookbook; couples receive one book.

    Tickets include a copy of the cookbook and are $80 per person or $155 per couple;





Passed Hors d’Oeuvres 

Ari Nin Midye Dolmasi - Ari’s Rice-stuffed mussels [cold with lemon wedges]
Katikli ekmek - Soft chile cheese flatbreads [served warm]
Ҫiǧ köfte - Spicy bulgur köfte [bulgur paste wrapped in lettuce leaves] with Tomato pomegranate relish
Salҫali kabak dolmasi - Zucchini dolma with 333 garlicky yogurt and tomato sauce on rounds of 177 Fingerprint flatbread [or crackers]

Specialty Cocktail

Ryhan Şerbeti - Purple basil cooler [with vodka on ice]


First Course

Bamya ҫorbasi - Lemony okra & tomato soup with over garlic rubbed toast


 Second Course


Balik köftesi - Skillet-fried herbed mackerel cakes with Hot pink quick pickled cabbage and garlicky yogurt over chopped lettuce, arugula and grated carrot



Locally-made apple sorbet



 Soǧan Gallesi - Buttery lamb & onion stew with Spanakli pilav: spinach and green rice pilaf



 Portakalli kurabiye - Fragrant orange cookies
Incir uyutmasi - Creamy fig pudding

Dessert Drink

Dessert drink: Tarҫin ҫayi - Warming Cinnamon tea [served warm with rum]




WHERE: The Fourth Estate Restaurant at The National Press Club

529 14th St NW, 13th Floor 
Washington, DC 20045 Metro:



Metro Center / Red, Blue, Orange, Silver Liens

Parking: Saving at 1325 G St NW


REGISTER: Member & Guests: 80/single person, 155/pair, inclusive, with all 6 courses, beverages, tax and tip

Limited number of places, and will sell out quickly at these great prices!




Wednesday, 11/1/17 at 6:30pm - 9:00pm | iCal


National Press Club
529 14th Street, NW Fourth Estate Restaurant
Washington, DC 20004 USA

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Look Who's Coming:

Betsy Glick
Richard Bayard
Elizabeth Bayard
Janet (Betsy) Hanlon
Sandy Vasan
Axel Kirstetter
Alan Schlaifer
  Wharton School Club of DC
Filip Vural
... a total of 9 guests.
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