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Rob Citino, PhD, presents Stalingrad: Dawn of Victory
No battle of World War II was harder fought than Stalingrad. A main objective of the 1942 German summer offensive (Operation Blue), this great industrial city on the Volga River was a center of Soviet automotive and tank production. The Germans first leveled it with air attacks, then thrust their 6th Army into the city in September 1942. But the outnumbered Soviet defenders held on grimly, fighting for every inch of the city and turning each building and factory into a fortress. German and Soviet infantry fought to the death in the ruins of the dying city, but the Soviet line held. Having pinned the Germans inside Stalingrad, the Soviet command next launched a great offensive north and south of the city on November 19, overrunning the defenders and linking up deep behind the lines on November 23. The German Sixth Army, over 200,000 men at the start of the battle, was now encircled and doomed inside Stalingrad. World War II had finally reached its turning point, and the Allies set out on their long path to victory.
Welcome Lagniappe Drink from Your Host:
The Boyar (The Nobleman) Vodka,
Kummel Caraway Liquor, White Vermouth
The T-34: Braised Beef & Cabbage Blinchik
Smoked Tomato & Mushroom Jus, Dill Creme Fraiche
Nonalcoholic pairing: Anise Ginger Soda
Heimat: Bavarian Radish & Roasted Asparagus Salad
Black Forest Lardons, Heirloom Tomato, Mustard-Thyme Vinaigrette
"Nostrovia!!" Nectarine Vodka Shooter
Nonalcoholic pairing: Nectarine Basil Lemonade
No Retreat! Torchon of Chicken Kiev
Roasted Apple & Pumpkin Risotto, Herbed Cream
Villa Wolf Pinot Gris
Nonalcoholic pairing: "Red Army" Raspberry Tea
On the Volga: Russian Tea Poached Salmon
Fennel Orange Slaw, Yukon Passat, Caviar Champagne Beurre Blanc
Villa Wolf Pinot Noir
Nonalcoholic pairing: "Operation Blue" Citrus Spritzer
Lili Marlene: Black Forest German Chocolate Cake
Nonalcoholic pairing: German Iced Coffee
Dinner with a Curator is an evening of dinner and history hosted by The American Sector Restaurant + Bar culinary team and The National WWII Museum professionals. Guests participate in discussion on a featured topic related to World War II which is interpreted through the Museum's collection and a theme-inspired four-course dinner paired with beverage specials.