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Les Dames d’Escoffier hosts a 14-dish dinner and lecture with Hollywood East Cafe chef and owner Janet Yu about the meaning of the foods served for the new Year of the Dragon. Lion dancers will entertain. 6:30 p.m. $50, including tax and gratuity; reserve by Jan. 23. Hollywood East Cafe, 11160 Veirs Mill Rd., Wheaton. 202-973-2168.
Thursday, 13 October 2011 16:17

There’s no place like Wheaton for culinary variety. It’s home to an ethnically diverse population of more than 60,000 people from all over the world who have transformed a sleepy crossroads into a global marketplace.

Join culinary experts from Les Dames d’Escoffier for a guided gourmet walking tour of the Wheaton Business District. Experience the multiplicity of ethnic food markets and restaurants as we make our way to our planned stops for tastings and demonstrations, beginning with breakfast at By Brazil and culminating in a delicious lunch at Dessie Ethiopian Restaurant.

DATE: Saturday, November 12

PLACE: Meet at the corner of Price Ave & Fern St. (see directions below)

If you are late: First stop at By Brazil; second stop Carmelo’s Bakery

TIME: 9:45 a.m. to early afternoon

COST: $45 per person includes breakfast, lunch, and tastings.

RESERVATIONS: OR 202-973-2168

Reservation or cancellation deadline: Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Monday, 13 September 2010 21:42

Wheaton Business District has come a long way since its beginnings as a commercial crossroads in the 1700s when Europeans settled there. It’s unlikely that merchants back then could have imagined its transformation into a global
marketplace of shops and restaurants that cater to the ethnically diverse population (more than 60,000 people)
from all over the world.

Dames culinary experts will highlight Wheaton’s multiplicity of ethnic food markets and restaurants as we make our
way to our planned stops for tastings and demonstrations, culminating in a delicious lunch at Sergio’s Place
Salvadorean Restaurant.

Sampling of Planned Stops

  • By Brazil to enjoy coffee and typical Brazilian breakfast treats
  • Ethiopia Plus Market for tastings of Injera with Berbere sauce
  • Camelo’s Bakery to see the array of Latin Pastries
  • Marchione’s Italian Deli for tastings of Cold Cuts, Olives, Cheeses and more
  • Little Bitts Shop to see everything needed for baking and to watch a candy-making class
  • Thomas International Market to survey Turkish and Middle Eastern goodies
  • Huang Phat Asia Market for a homemade Rice Noodle tasting and introduction to pan-Asian ingredients
  • Filipino Home Baking and Grocery Store tour
  • International Mercado Latino for Mexican and Central and South American ingredients

When: Saturday, October 2, 2010
Time: 9:45 am Rain or Shine
Where We Meet: Fern St. and Price Ave. across from the Wheaton Parking Garage (Amherst Ave)
Cost: Members: $50.00/$55.00 Non-Dames

If Driving: Park in the Metro lot on Amherst Ave. Free on Saturdays. Walk to Fern St. exit, turn right, walk toward Price Ave. (one block). We meet at the corner of Price Ave. and Fern St.

Metro: Wheaton Station on Reedie Drive

Other: If for any reason you should miss us at the meeting place, our first stop is By Brazil at 11333 Georgia Avenue and our second stop is Ethiopia Plus Market at 11203 Georgia Avenue. Wear your walking shoes and bring a shopping bag and cash for purchases.

RSVP: On-line at or by phone at 202-973-2168 before 9/28/10.
Sergio’s Place for Demonstration & Lunch
A demonstration of how to make Pupusas

Lunch Menu:
Pupusas, Chicken Tamales,
Corn Tamales, Salvadorean-style Enchiladas, Pastelitos
Gunacos (stuffed patties)
Caramel Flan, Tres Leches Cake,
Peruvian-style Ceviche Mixto
Homemade Fruit Drinks (Horchata, Tamarind, Sour

Contact Local First Wheaton

2405 Price Avenue, Wheaton, MD 20902
866-977-LEDC |