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A Gourmet Getaway Wine Dinner with Five Chefs


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Jill Prescott (of Jill Prescott’s Ecole de Cuisine) to Prepare a Chocolaty Treat for Gourmet Getaway Guests at the National Press Club, Tuesday April 7th, 6:30 pm.

Former PBS Cooking Hostess Chef Jill Prescott is one of the five chefs from Joe David’s latest book, Gourmet Getaways, who will bring her special talent and knowledge to the National Press Club, Fourth Estate Restaurant, 429 14th Street, NW, Washington, DC, Tuesday, April 7th at 6:30 p.m.

Trained in France, once personal friend to Julia Child, Jill has learned from the best – and honed her skills the old-fashion way, studying at three of France’s most prestigious schools (Ecole Lenôtre, Ecole de Cuisine La Varenne, and Ecole de Gastronomie Française Ritz Escoffier).

Like many established chefs, she believes noteworthy success in the kitchen isn’t achieved by adding a secret ingredient to a meal or by demonstrating a technique that will give dramatic flair to the presentation. For her, it is achieved only after years of studying and reproducing subtle and even mysterious flavors learned from time-honored cooking traditions passed on from one generation to another.

To Jill, this means: cooking the French way!

Jill distinguishes herself from other French Chefs by remaining true to traditional flavors – without deviating from the rules. What makes her cooking special, giving it that tasty depth of flavor, is that she avoids swill (i.e., food products loaded with chemicals for enhancing flavor or preserving quality). The reward for her dedication to using only pure ingredients is a deliciously prepared dessert, the perfect end to a gourmet meal. For Gourmet Getaway diners, this will be a richly chocolaty and, for your goody bag, an extra chocolaty treat to enjoy.

This will be Jill’s second visit to the NPC.

The cost for an evening of fine dining with wine is $70 (NPC members) and $93 (non-members), including tax and gratuity. For reservations call 202-662-7638 or e-mail fourthestate@press.org. Credit card required with reservations. Copies of Joe David’s book, Gourmet Getaways, will be available for purchase at $16.95. The event is a fund raiser for the Eric Friedheim Library.

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