Garden to Table | A Lithuanian Feast of Summer Produce

Chilled Summer Beet Gazpacho (cold pickled beetroot soup/cold borscht/šaltibarščiai)
Creamy Mushroom “Risotto” of Heirloom Barley Finished with Whipped Cultured Butter (Kastinys) and Shiitake Mushroom “Bacon” Bits
Lithuanian Gira, a Kombucha/Kvass style fermented nonalcoholic drink



Join Chef Justė for a virtual Lithuanian cooking class! Proceeds benefit a good cause! As an added bonus you’ll get to see Chef in a full blown, authentic Lithuanian national costume! During the class Chef demonstrates all the menu elements, answers questions about the food and quirky culture of Lithuania and shares her tips and tricks on cooking Lithuanian foods.

One class recording is $25, five class series $99. These series of classes by the philanthropic organization are designed to show off distinctive international cuisines (Lithuania, Philippines, Iran, Israel and Greece) by celebrated chefs, cooking instructors and cookbook authors. All proceeds from the fundraiser will benefit ThriveDC meal and re-entry program that meets the needs of vulnerable women in the District of Columbia, as well as Les Dames DC’s grants and scholarships programs for women in the culinary arts. Tickets and more information.