Cook, Crack and Eat – The Art of Eating Seafood – Join Chef Paul Drew of Phillips Seafood Restaurant in Baltimore on October 16th and learn how to select the freshest seafood and combine it into an easy-to-make one pot meal, including lobster, snow cab legs, shrimp, clams, mussels, potatoes, and corn on the cob. Yum!!! Classes begin at 11:30am and are $50 and include lunch and wine.
The Science Behind the Cocktail – This Thursday, September 30th, find out how specific gravity, surface area and pH Levels play a role in creating the perfect libation. The evening kicks off with an entertaining and informative presentation on the cocktail and finishes with complimentary hors d’oeuvres, hands-on demonstrations and a chance to sample a few signature drinks at The International Spy Museum. This event is free to anyone over 21 – for more information, visit www.sciencebehindthecocktail.com.
World Fare: A Street Food Festival – This Sunday, October 3rd, head over to Willow Restaurant for delicious street fare style food by top local women chefs and restaurateurs to benefit WCR’s scholarship and internship programs for women in the culinary arts. Tickets for the event are $50 and can be purchased here.
Smith & Wollensky’s Wine Week – All week there are 10 wines for $10 each day. Call 202.466.1000 for reservations and more information.
March of Dimes Signature Chef’s Auction – Put it on your calendar now as this is an event you won’t want to miss. October 26th join 25 of DC’s best Chefs, 10 top wineries, 6 talented bartenders and 5 Washington Redskins at the Ritz Carlton M Street to support the March of Dimes in their effort to give every baby a healthy start. To learn more about the event and purchase tickets go here.
Taste of Georgetown – Save-the-Date of October 9th for this super fun annual event. The neighborhood restaurants will be showcasing their delicious wares from 11 am – 4 pm and of course, there’ll be plenty of wine too! More info here.
This Sunday you won’t want to miss Buffalo Battle, the 2nd annual cook-off over chicken wings between J.Paul’s and Old Glory in Georgetown. There’ll be four rounds of battling, a chicken wing eating contest and even an appearance by the Hogettes!
Proceeds benefit the D.C. Firefighters Burn Foundation in support of their efforts to assist in the recovery and rehabilitation of injured Firefighters and burn patients in the D.C. Metropolitan Area.
Sunday, September 27th
1:00pm – 5:00pm
In the parking lot on the corner of Wisconsin and M Street in Georgetown
Tickets – $20 in advance, $30 at the door (includes all you can eat wings and 2 beverage tickets)
Just in time to grace Thanksgiving tables, the third Thursday in November marks the unveiling of the new bottles of Beaujolais Nouveau and last night at midnight the corks were a popping!
According to the AP, “… Beaujolais Nouveau is not expensive, you can buy a bottle for four to six euros ($5-7.50). It’s profitable in times of crisis,” said Daniel Bulliat, a vintner and president of Beaujolais-Beaujolais Village winemakers association.
“The annual arrival of the young, fruity and heavily marketed wine is generally a cause for parties from Beijing to Las Vegas. Connoisseurs, though, say it is too light to be considered a serious wine.” – I say, if you like it, I’ll toast to that!
Here’s where you can toast tonight in DC..
The Washington Club
A while back I told you about Twilight Polo out in The Plains, Virginia… Well, this weekend we finally made it out there as I was a judge for the last Tailgate Competition of the summer. If you still haven’t been, you better hurry as time is running out. The last event for the year is on September 13. Click here for a complete schedule.
And I know you are dying to see the pictures from the tailgate competition… (which was incredible… and the prizes are even more incredible! So, get thinking and put together something great for next summer!)
is coming up on April 8! Come support the Capital Area Food Bank while tasting gourmet bites from 30 of the areas finest chefs. Just don’t forget to leave the little black dress in the closet – the dress code is jeans (and denim in general)! (Just think, it is a great excuse to wear that jean jacket you’ve had for 10 years are refuse to throw out!!!)
You can purchase tickets here.
For a celebration of the best in fresh local foods and the farmers who produce them, attend the annual FRESHFARM Markets’ Farmland Feast Monday, November 5th at the Ritz-Carlton on 22nd Street. Chefs cooking up the 5 course autumnal dinner include Cathal Armstrong, Richard Arnoldi, Cesare Casella, Heather Chittum, Anthony Chittum, Brendan Cox, Jermone Girardot, Todd Gray, Peter Hoffman, Cesare Lanfranconi, Leo Marino, Johnny Monis, Frank Morales, Morou Ouattara, Barton Seaver, John Shields and Josh Short.
Photo taken by Michael Birchenall
Silent auctions include such luxuries as a parking spot for a month at the Dupont Circle Farmer’s Market (hint hint to my lovely husband)!
Tickets are $150 per person ($100 is tax deductable) and can be purchased by calling 202.362.8889 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Check out the Metropolitan Cooking & Entertaining Show this weekend at the Washington Convention Center. Over 150 companies will be displaying and selling their products while some of Washington’s top chefs will be doing demonstrations. Headlining the show is Paula Deen, who is known for her “down-home” personality and traditional Southern cooking. She has written several cookbooks, has a magazine, and two TV shows!
A few of our favorite local chefs include Nathan Beauchamp, executive chef at 1789; Cathal Armstrong, chef and owner of Restaurant Eve, Eamonn’s, and The Majestic; and Susan Wallace, pastry chef at Blacksalt.
General admission is $20 for adults, $10 for kids. Tickets including admission to Paula Deen’s presentation are $55 each.
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