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A Cooling Summer Menu of Yin and Yang Foods Featuring Janet Cam
Sunday, August 6 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm$85.00 – $100.00
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Janet Cam’s philosophy, “Wine is the Universal Language” has taken her around the world. Her goal of
normalizing Chinese cuisine in America is showcased in this course. Come and explore Cantonese, one
of the eight great Chinese cuisines, with Spanish wines that will heighten your tastebuds and mind. Cam
will prepare authentic heritage dishes passed down from her grandmother and mother. Her unique
background in French and Chinese cuisine is a natural bridge between nouvelle cuisine and Cantonese
cuisine in using the finest and freshest quality produce to enhance the essence of the dish.
Postcard from Janet: “Spring was spent in Spain. A month in total with a long-time friend who knows
his way around wine and food. With chef buddies in tow, we had a grand time. I was able to benchmark
the best wines regardless of price reveling in the high and low of experiences. I have been a fan of
Spanish wine for many years and look forward to sharing my finds with you. These wines are made in
harmony with nature and are a wonderful match with my grandmother and mother’s Cantonese dishes.”
Gramona La Cuvee, Penedes, Cava 2018
Manuel Formigo, Ribeiro Formigo Bianco 2021
Manuel Formigo, Ribeiro, TeiraX 2014
Po Po’s Chinese Chives and Tomato Curry Beef Noodles
Cold “Noodle” Salad with Spiced Tamari Dressing (gluten free)
Cucumber Salad with Sesame Seed (“tahini”) Dressing
Almond Jello with Fruit
Janet Cam is a Culinary Strategist and wine expert, best known as the co-founder of DC’s storied
restaurant, Le Pavillon, the first nouvelle cuisine restaurant in the U.S., honored with Wine Spectator’s
Grand Award for their wine list. Cam’s clients have included Chef Peter Chang and his Q restaurant
group (Q by Peter Chang, Mama Chang, and Nihao – named Esquire magazine’s best new restaurant
2020), The Cosmos Club, and Vino Volo wine bars. Cam conducted 48 wine and food pairings delivered
during the Covid 19 lockdown. Most recently, she paired wines for the dinner prepared by Chef Peter
Chang for the Smithsonian’s gala honoring legendary cookbook author and food historian Grace Young,
the 2022 James Beard Humanitarian of the Year Award recipient.
Note: Registration for this class will close two days before the event (August 4th) so that Chef Cam can prepare the correct amount of ingredients and supplies.
This class requires at least 6 participants. Participants will be notified if the minimum is not met. Registration will close a couple days before the class so the instructor can shop for the appropriate amount of ingredients.
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