Weave A Thousand Flavors Supper Club
(where some days we brunch...)
In 2018, our supper club hit the ground running and we're thrilled to be launching a whole new series of brunches and suppers in Washington D.C. for 2019 with the intent of curating gastronomic adventures between April-Nov each year.
It's time to kick-off our very first Saturday supper on April 6th. And we couldn't have picked a better place to celebrate the diversity in food on our big blue planet. Chefs from all over the world bring the food of their homeland, their authenticity, and creativity to the D.C. dinner scene and LAPIS D.C. is one of the best places to whet our appetite for Afghani cuisine.
At the helm, is family matriarch Shamim Popal who is the driving force behind the menu. And when the owner is in the kitchen, you know it's going to be authentic and it's going to be good.
Lapis crashes the stereotypical perception of Afghani (or any other meat-eating-mountain-people) cuisine being kabab driven because believe it or not, it's the veggie dishes here that are truly noteworthy.
From Lapis’s sabzi, a bowl of sauteed greens gorgeously spiced to buranee banjan, in which eggplant slices are layered with sauteed tomatoes and topped with garlic yogurt, each veggie dish packs a mouthful of fresh flavors.
But meat is no side-kick either! Beef mantoo dumplings, steamed packets topped with a yellow-split-pea-and-tomato sauce, “Afghan shepherd” lamb chops, known as chopawn, crusty, spicy and meaty with the unmistakable sourness from sumac, qabuli palow, the national dish of Afghanistan, a layer of carrots and raisins cover scented Basmati rice, which nestles mouthwatering morsels of lamb are just a few of their offerings for meat-lovers.
Over a table laden with delicious and authentic eats bursting with fresh flavors, some known and some new, let's toast over a classic cocktail, pass afghani bread around the table, share new stories and continue old ones but most of all come together as old friends and welcome new ones.
I hope you'll join our table!
From Far Away Places
AN AFGHANI FEAST
Michelin Bib Gourmand List, 2019
100 Very Best Restaurants 2019 WASHINGTONIAN
Be one of only 12 persons to join us
APRIL 6. 2019 | Saturday
LAPIS D.C. | 1847 Columbia Road NW
Kalorama Triangle/Adams Morgan
A feast of 14 signature dishes
Wine service with dinner
Tea or coffee
All taxes & gratuities
Upon arrival, be seated at our supper table in the heart of the restaurant. As we get comfortable and await the arrival of all our guests, get comfortable, relax and soak in the sights and sounds of this dynamic restaurant. Share conversations with new & old found friends and feel your cares slip away as you relax over good food and wine.
14 dishes featuring the Chefs signature creations, meant to be enjoyed family style will be served. Dishes ranging from appetizers, salads, vegetables, kebabs, dumplings, rice dishes, and mains will be passed around so everyone gets a helping of everything - if you're picky, no worries, just pass.
Few Featured Dishes from ourMenu
WELCOME COCKTAIL - FIVE LIONS
gin, housemade cardamom syrup, fresh lime, egg white
MANTOO DUMPLINGS - BEEF & SHRIMP
traditional steamed dumplings topped with yellow split peas, tomatoes, and yogurt
An Afghani National Dish! Delicate rice morsels with carrots and raisins nestle plump bites of delicious lamb
Spicy beef meatballs with carrots and potatoes served with herb-tomato sauce
roasted eggplant, sauteed tomatoes, dried mint
whole okra sauteed with onions, tomatoes and garlic
traditional rice pudding with pistachios
WINE SERVICE WITH DINNER
Tempranillo wine from Spain and New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc will be served.
Two glasses per person.
GOOD TO KNOW
Once you sign-up you will be contacted via email for information regarding allergies or food restrictions. Please note that this culinary experience is not a good fit for those who do not care for foods with spices and are not open to trying new flavors, cuisines, and ingredients. A variety of meat dishes will be liberally represented along with vegetarian options.
A GOOD FIT
We are a group of unpretentious foodies. Some of us are in our late 40's, some in our 70's and all of us have been there and done that! So if you need to show your ID, you're probably too young to attend. Sorry!
No matter who you are, please do bring your humor, unique style, an open-
mindedness to varied cultures and your culinary sense of adventure.
Smart casual. Just make an effort please!
REFUNDS & CANCELLATION POLICY
All sales are final and we will only refund the monies if the event is canceled.
FOR OUR ALUMNI ONLY:
If you've attended any of our events or tours in the past and cannot attend the supper club event due to an emergency, please notify us via email at the soonest. We will credit your account for the cost of your ticket (minus Eventbrite fees) which can be used at any of our upcoming supper club events during the year. Your spot will then be released to the next person on the waitlist.
Questions about this or anything else?
Email Devaki at firstname.lastname@example.org
Here's what past guests had to say.....
"This is a great way to have dinner and converse with fellow foodies and experience great restaurants in the DC metro area."
"Devaki arranged a superb event, choosing 10 dishes that highlighted the best flavors of the special mix of Peruvian, Chinese and Japanese cuisines that make China Chicano such a special restaurant. The food and companions made this event a delightful way to spend 2 hours on a Sunday afternoon
"Maydan was spectacular. Tucked away off Florida Ave, it is a hidden gem. The many courses of sumptuous food were so flavorful and perfectly prepared...from the assortment of appetizers to the lamb that was cooked for 72 hours. I particularly loved the squid! The company was fabulous and I met several"new friends I hope to stay in touch with. All in All, worth every penny! Can’t wait to do it again!"
"The food was exotic and amazing! The company was equally wonderful. My husband loves tasting menus and this one was built just for us! Ceviche was my favorite thing"
Image Credits on this page | Lapis D.C. & Washington City Paper