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Cherry, Cherry, Bo Berry…

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Ok, I know you’ve been waiting for it and I finally got it together…  Here’s your list of culinary indulgences for the Cherry Blossom Festival!

Buzz Bakery will be doing cherry infused cupcakes with cream cheese frosting for $2.75 each. They are also offering cherry almond granola.  And to wash down those cupcakes they’re serving up a Cherry Cordial Latte (1883 Routin Cherry Syrup imported from the French Alps and Buzz Homemade Chocolate Sauce) made with Illy Espresso. YUM!

Equinox will be serving up creative cherry cocktails and cherry-inspired snacks as Equinox springs into a Cherry Blossom-inspired Happy Hour beginning March 20, 2009. Every Friday from 5-7 pm starting March 20 until June 21, 2009, happy hour customers can sip on unique cherry cocktails while enjoying complimentary snacks provided by Executive Chef and Co-Owner of Equinox Todd Gray and Pastry Chef Melanie Parker.

Rocklands Barbeque and Grilling Company has been busy whipping up Cherry Blossom Picnic Basket packed with mouthwatering barbeque and delicious desserts. The cherry-themed lunch to go includes a rack of ribs, spicy grilled chicken wings, two sides, honey jalapeno cornbread, cherry pie and cherry soda for a steal at $44.99.

Ici Urban Bistro is serving up foie gras, cherry almond crumble and more cherry inspired cocktails that one could down.

From savory to sweet, Restaurant 3 has a menu sprinkled with cherry-filled delights. The Clarendon neighborhood restaurant will brighten the festival with their featured entrée of Grilled American Lamb Loin with a cherry bourbon demi glace and served with roasted mushrooms, wilted spinach, goat cheese & orzo pasta, priced at $26. Executive Chef Brian Robinson will also roll out a tempting Cherry Cobbler with a sugar cookie crust topped with homemade cherry vanilla swirl ice cream, priced at $7. Mixologist Ria Freydberg will be shaking up Cherry Towns, which feature raspberry vodka, Bing cherry and rose-infused syrup, fresh orange juice and cherry bitters.

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Put it on the calendar: Pink Tie Party

Next Wednesday the month of cherry blossom events in the District begins with the Pink Tie Party offering a sneak preview of Washington’s top chefs and their “Cherry Picks” dishes.  You can expect to see and a cherry-involved interpretation of a sushi roll from Art Smith of Art and Soul who is also hosting the event. You’ll enjoy the music of Nuttin’ But Stringz while sipping on themed cocktails and bites from The Source, Mie N Yu, Ten Penh, fyve and others. For more information and tickets, visit the National Cherry Blossom Festival website.

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Wednesday, March 11th
6:30-9:30pm
Tickets $150 – purchase here
Metropolitan Ballroom at The Liaison Capitol Hill
415 New Jersey Avenue, NW

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