Mon, Jan 23 - Tue, Feb 14
Surprise that special someone with an incredible holiday gift…a wine lover’s getaway and a taste of the good life at Goodstone. The Winter Getaway Package includes: overnight accommodations for two nights in a select deluxe guest room; a sparkling bottle of wine upon arrival; $50 credit at the Restaurant at Goodstone towards two prix-fixe dinners; a farmstead breakfast for two each morning in the restaurant; and a wine tasting at a local vineyard. Prices start at $399. Valid through March 31st. 36205 Snake Hill Road, Middleburg, VA. For reservations and more info, please call 540.687.3333.
Wed, Feb 01 - Tue, Feb 28
With Mardi Gras Season in full swing, native New Orleanian, celebrity chef David Guas is celebrating with a new venture. A Pop-Up Mardi Gras Headquarters at Union Market. Starting February 1 through Fat Tuesday, February 28 his limited shop will serve whole and by-the-slice “BB” King Cakes. In keeping with the New Orleans tradition, Gaus will be putting his signature sweet spin on a classic praline, with the introduction of his very own Graslines, a buttery sugar cookie topped with purple, green and gold sprinkles and a freshly baked praline. 1309 5th Street NE. For more information please click here.
Wed, Feb 01 - Wed, Feb 15
In celebration of all things romance (and a nod to the cheesiness that often accompanies the holiday), the Valentine’s Day decor at Irongate will be completely over-the-top with red lanterns, heart lights projected on the ceiling, red & gold hearts hanging from wisteria on the patio, plus a plethora of candles, string lights and banners. You can expect 90s R&B, George Michael, Prince and more rotating on the playlist. Spirits manager Nick Farrell has created a cocktail menu for the occasion that includes drinks like “A Black Manhattan Where My Heart Once Was”, “Amari Are Forever, Mi Amor”, and “I Wish I Knew How To Quit You, Negroni”. Chef Tony Chittum is offering on a special lounge menu and three on-theme desserts for the occasion, which will be offered nightly in addition to the restaurant offerings. 1734 N Street NW. For more information and to make reservations, please call 202.524.5202.
Thu, Feb 02 - Tue, Feb 14
Northeast D.C.’s vibrant retail and culinary district, Union Market, is hosting a special pop-up shop to help you pick the perfect gift for Valentine’s Day. Deck your darling out with a unique, handmade piece from Mallory Shelter Jewelry, starting Thursday, February 2 through Tuesday, February 14. You can also show your thoughtful side with a print by Framebridge, the Washington-based custom framing brand offering a curated selection of framed prints by local artists and designers open through the spring. Plus, West Elm’s Lab1270 space will be hosting pop-ups and workshops throughout the weekend. Local rum distillery Cotton & Reed has teamed up with PBR to host a “Punch Crunk Love” party, featuring themed punches made by guest bartenders from some of D.C.’s top bars. 1309 5th Street NE. For more information and to RSVP click here.
Tue, Feb 07 - Sun, Feb 26
“a·près-ski: the social activities and entertainment following a day’s skiing.” Après Ski translates to “After Ski”, and La Jambe will be transformed into a winter wonderland equipped with all the coziness and warmth you’d long for after a day on the slopes. In addition to their regular menu they will also be offering a special menu featuring raclette which is a dish comprised of three types of charcuterie and a boiled potato smothered with melted cheese. The menu will also feature vin chaud (mulled wine) along with other unique cocktails and dishes inspired by the après ski experience. 1550 7 Street NW. For more information, please click here.
Tue, Feb 07 - Tue, Feb 14
Love is in the air at Sofitel. Throughout the month of February, Sofitel will be offering multiple romantic specials, including a “So in Love” five course prix fixe menu in iCi Urban Bistro with wine pairing, or a Champagne and chocolate fondue menu in Le Bar, which includes a ½ bottle of Laurent-Perrier and decadent chocolate fondue-for-two served with fresh fruit, mini French madeleines, homemade lemon marshmallows, banana bread and rice krispie hearts. On Valentine’s Day only, there will be a special on Veuve Cliquot Rosé–bottles for $140, and you will go home with a romantic sweet chocolate treat to-go. If you are looking to stay the night, Sofitel is offering a Magnifique Romance room package, which includes a bottle of Champagne and sweet surprise in the room upon check in. Up the ante with in room couples massages – luxury pampering in the comfort of your own room. iCi Urban Bistro dinner is priced at $75 per person and $125 with wine pairing. Couples in-room massages are priced at $300 for 50 minutes and $450 for 80 minutes. The Magnifique Romance package is available to book by clicking here. 806 15 Street NW. For more information, please call 202.730.8800.
Wed, Feb 08 - Tue, Feb 14
Buzz Bakeshop has a full menu of festive gifts for Valentine’s Day, including meringues for $8, heart marshmallows for $5, raspberry buttercream cupcakes for $3.25, red velvet whoopie pies for $4, and so many more delicious treats. Ballston location is at 818 N Quincy Street, Arlington, VA; Alexandria location is at 901 Slaters Lane, Alexandria, VA. For more information, please click here.
Thu, Feb 09
Enjoy a four-course wine dinner at Wildwood Kitchen, featuring Chef de Cuisine Brandon Shapiro. Offerings will include citrus marinated Alaskan King crab, grilled smoked cinnamon spiced quail, and more. $125 per person, exclusive of tax and gratuity. 6:30 pm. 10223 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda, MD. For more information, please call 301.571.1700.
Thu, Feb 09 - Sat, Feb 11
JUNE is a collaboration between husband and wife team Michael and Alexandra Bookless Turner, named after their daughter Juniper. The inspiration is drawn from the melting pot of American culture. They cook modern American cuisine: new ethnic influences combined with older familiar ones. $30 for drink, $70 for food. Times vary by which reservation you pick and on which day. 703 Edgewood Street NE. For tickets and more information, please click here.
Thu, Feb 09
Join food writer Monica Bhide as she guides a deliciously informative tour of the wide range of India’s wonderful foods. The evening concludes with a buffet reception featuring a wide variety of dishes that reflect the regional styles and techniques discussed. Bhide’s newest book—a food novel, Karma and the Art of Butter Chicken—will also be available for signing. $75 for Smithsonian Associates members, $85 for non-members. 6:45 pm until 9:30 pm. 1100 Jefferson Drive SW. For more information, full menu, and tickets, please click here.
Thu, Feb 09 - Sun, Feb 19
Who says you can’t have your cake and ‘drink’ it too? Colada Shop and Ice Cream Jubilee have teamed up to create two special Valentine’s Day delights: tres leches ice cream and Colada Love affogato. Ice Cream Jubilee’s tres leches is priced at $3.50 for one scoop, and Colada Shop’s tres leches affogato is priced at $5.25. Colada Shop is located at 1405 T Street, NW and Ice Cream Jubilee is at 1407 T Street, NW. For more information, please click here for Ice Cream Jubilee and here for Colada Shop.
Thu, Feb 09
February is not just for lovers, it’s for cheese lovers! And what pairs better with cheese than elegant, bubbly wine? Paired with unique, artisanal cheeses, and chocolates – including handmade chocolate truffles from CoCo Sala, hand-dipped chocolate figs and more – this line-up is an extraordinary way to spend Valentine’s Day and makes a great gift. Spend an evening with Righteous Cheese in an intimate class discovering and savoring seasonal, artisanal cheeses. They’ll explore the world of cheese pairing by tasting 4 cheeses and 4 unique Champagnes along with a bounty of chocolate accompaniments. Fromager Carolyn Stromberg will delve into the story behind each cheese, as well as give advice about selecting, serving, pairing, and more. $74 per person. 7:00 pm. 1270 5 Street, NE. For more information and tickets, please click here.