Events - 11 Feb 17

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Goodstone’s Two-Night Wine Lover’s Winter Package At Goodstone Inn & Restaurant

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.

Bayou Bakery, Coffee Bar And Eatery Pop-Up Shop

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.

Over-The-Top Valentine’s At Irongate

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.

Valentine’s Day Pop-Up Shop At Union Market

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.

Après Ski At La Jambe

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.

Month Of Love At Sofitel

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.

Valentine’s Day With Buzz Bakeshop

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

JUNE Pop-Up At Mess Hall

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.

Valentine’s Day At Colada Shop And Ice Cream Jubilee

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.

Puppy Love At W Washington D.C.

Thu, Feb 09 - Sun, Feb 12
Enjoy your Valentine’s Month with your best furry friend with a bottle of champagne each –real bubbly for you and a chew toy for your pet. Enjoy all the amenities of the Pets Are Welcome program without the $25 pet resort fee. For those seeking a romantic stay with their partner, couples will receive a bottle of champagne and enjoy a 4:00 pm late check out. Offer valid on Thursday – Sunday weekend stays for the whole month of February, 2017. 515 15th Street NW. For more information, click here.

Aphrodisiac Tasting At Hanks Dupont Up Bar

Fri, Feb 10 - Tue, Feb 14

Have a Valentine? Hank’s has got you covered too. Impress your date with Hank’s Dupont’s three-course Aphrodisiac Tasting Menu featuring the flavors of love, including oysters (duh!), caviar & crème fraiche, pumpkin seed crusted rockfish spaghetti squash, and Champagne panna cotta grapes with ginger and lychee, and more. 1624 Q Street NW. For more information and to make reservations, please call 202.462.4265.

Lonely Heart’s Club At Hanks Dupont Up Bar

Fri, Feb 10 - Tue, Feb 14

No Valentine? No problem. The Up Bar at Hank’s Dupont is transforming into the Lonely Hearts Club featuring drinks to keep you company, such as the bubbly rose Ultimate Heart Break Playlist and the whiskey, pineapple, and lychee I Do Or Whatever…In addition, they will be collecting gently used clothing to donate to Martha’s Table… No reservations required- just bring ex’s old sweatshirts and drink with Hank’s. 1624 Q Street NW. For more information, please call 202.462.4265.

Pop-Up Shop At W Washington D.C.

Fri, Feb 10 - Sat, Feb 11

Shop the jewelry and home decor designs DC Modern Luxury describes as “fairy-tale jewels for people” and “wow-worthy creations.” Weaving heritage, fantasy, and opulence, Mindy Lam’s unexpected use of metals evoke power, allure, and enchantment. Free event. 12:00 pm until 7:00 pm. Event is at W Washington DC, 515 15 Street NW. For more information, please click here.

Valentine’s ‘Week’ Lover’s Fixed Menu At The Tavern At Ivy City Smokehouse

Fri, Feb 10 - Fri, Feb 17

Chef Alberto Baizano Bollera’s fixed menu for two is paired with two glasses of Prosecco per person, and includes lobster with baby lettuce and root vegetables, pan seared Atlantic salmon with Maryland jumbo lump crab meat topped with Black Opal Ostera caviar, char grilled rib-eye with steamed lobster and mashed potatoes, and a heart shaped linzer torte to finish. This menu is priced at $195 per couple. 1356 Okie Street NE.  For more information and to make reservations, please call 202.529.3300.

Valentine’s Menu At Cafe Dupont

Fri, Feb 10 - Sat, Feb 11

Get ready to indulge in a magical night of fine dining at one of Dupont’s trendiest restaurants, Café Dupont. Enjoy their prix fixe menu as well as a three course wine pairing. Their menu will begin with a raw bar platter featuring Hamachi crudo, oysters prepared three ways with tarragon emulsion, Jonah crab claw with lobster bisque aioli, and beet-cured gravlax with fennel ceviche. Also offered is the wild mushroom and foie gras terrine with dried fruit chutney and toasted brioche, or the black truffle and goat cheese terrine with shaved black truffle and honey. Next comes a choice between Café Dupont’s decadent roasted bone-in veal rib, buttery wild sea bass filet, or savory house made ravioli. Finish with a rich trio of chocolate marquise featuring white, milk, and dark Valrhona chocolates and passionfruit emulsion. $60 prefixed menu. Three course wine pairing for $30. 1500 New Hampshire Ave NW. Form more information, click here or call 202.797.0169 for reservations.

Valentine’s Menu For Two At Wildfire

Fri, Feb 10 - Tue, Feb 14

Celebrate Valentine’s Day at Wildfire in Tyson’s Galleria by sharing a delicious meal with your sweetheart. They’ll be offering a special four course “Valentine’s Menu for Two.” The menu includes a starter and salad to share, your choice of Wildfire signature main courses such as  cedar planked salmon, feta crusted New York strip steak or spit roasted carved New York roast, with choice of side, and decadent dessert to share. $90 per couple, not including tax or gratuity. 2001 International Drive, McLean, VA. For more information or to make a reservation, call 703.442.9110.

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Year Of The Fire Rooster Afternoon Tea And Cocktails

Fri, Feb 10 - Sun, Feb 12

Empress Lounge will offer a special Chinese New Year Afternoon Tea Fridays through Sundays from January 27 to February 26. The tea service features a creative three-tiered display of sweet and savory treats paired with a selection of freshly brewed loose leaf teas. The menu highlights include Roasted Duck Wontons, Curried Shrimp Salad on Miso Brioche, Yuzu Tea Cake and more. Guests can also enjoy special Year of the Fire Rooster cocktails such as The Pink Rooster made with vodka, grapefruit juice, lychee juice and a dash of grenadine, garnished with lychee, as well as the Fifteenth Day, a Gin, ginger and lemongrass-Thai basil syrup and orange juice cocktail. 1330 Maryland Avenue SW. For more information call 202.554.8588 or click here.

Taste The Love At Del Campo

Fri, Feb 10 - Tue, Feb 14

Love is in the air this Valentine’s Day, but you don’t have to wait until Valentine’s Day to enjoy Del Campo’s special lovers menu. Starting February 10 through February 14 Del Campo will offer a special Valentine’s Day Tasting Menu. Dishes like squid ink spaghetti with shrimp and scallop chorizo or a delightful black bass ceviche causa will be featured. The tasting menu costs $110. 777 I Street NW. For more information or to reserve your seat click here.

Valentine’s Day Menu At Blackwall Hitch

Fri, Feb 10 - Tue, Feb 14

Blackwall Hitch, located on the waterfront in Old Town, Alexandria is offering a festive four-course prix fixe menu this Valentines Day. Couples can enjoy coastal-inspired dishes meshed with romantic classics, prepared by Executive Chef Mente Lawson. Lovebirds will begin their meal with tempting appetizer options such as Tuna Poke, Blackwall Shrimp, or Baked Brie. Next, guests can select a soup or salad with options such as Sweet White Corn & Crab Chowder, Pistachio-Crusted Goat Cheese Salad, or The Blackwall Salad. Entrée choices include a Valentine’s Day Duo, grilled filet mignon and signature Maryland crab cake, Seafood Pasta with shrimp, and Bierig Brothers Farm Lamb Loin Chops. For a sweet ending, couples can opt for the Classic Strawberry Cobbler with Strawberry Ice Cream, or the Chocolate Cream Pie. A credit card is required upon making a reservation. A $25 fee will be applied for any cancelations within 24 hours of the date/time of their reservation. The Valentine’s Day menu at Blackwall Hitch will be available in addition to the restaurants regular a la carte dinner menu from Friday, February 10th through Monday, February 13th, and will be available exclusively during dinner service on Tuesday, February 14th. Tax and gratuity not included. Priced at $79 per person. 5 Cameron Street Alexandria, VA. For additional information, please click here or call 703.739.6090.

Valentine’s Day Menu At Tredici Enoteca

Fri, Feb 10 - Tue, Feb 14

The newly opened Tredici Enoteca at The St. Gregory Hotel (Tredici), located in the heart of Dupont Circle is offering a festive five-course prix fixe menu this Valentines Day. Couples can enjoy a collection of dishes from the Mediterranean Sea meshed with romantic classics, prepared by Executive Chef Carlos Aparicio. Lovebirds will begin their meal with Sunchoke Soup, followed by a Beet Salad. Next, guests will enjoy a Butternut Squash Tortellini followed by Butter Poached Scallops. For desserts, couples will take pleasure in Tredici’s decedent Caramel Panna Cotta. Additionally, Mixologist Israel Nocelo is creating a special cocktail for toasting this romantic holiday. The Red Lips is made from a combination of rose-infused tequila blanco, rose liqueur, passion fruit purée, organic strawberries, homemade hibiscus syrup and fresh citrus, garnished with micro flowers. Tax and gratuity not included. Priced at $65 per person. Red Lips cocktail priced at $14. 2033 M Street, NW. For reservations or additional information please click here or call 202.888.2899.

“Spirits Of Maryland: Southern Maryland” At Patuxent River Naval Air Museum

Sat, Feb 11

Join the Maryland Distillers Guild, St. Mary’s County Tourism, and St. Mary’s County Chamber of Commerce for an afternoon of Southern Maryland heritage and innovation. Sample Maryland Spirits, such as rum, gin, vodka, rye and others, amidst a grand collection of historic Naval aircrafts. The event will feature over ten Maryland distilleries, full access to the museum, live music, and light appetizers. Admission starts at $45. 3:00 pm until 6:00 pm. This event will be held at the Patuxent River Naval Air Museum, 22156 Three Notch Road, Lexington Park, MD.  For more information, please click here or call 410.252.9463.

Chef Geoff’s Winter Cooking Demo Series: Cocktails, Candies And Chocolates

Sat, Feb 11

Join Executive Pastry Chef, Norm Messer and Beverage Director, Tom Demott, for their second annual candy making class. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, they have created a chocolate-themed menu that will be sure to please. They will give you techniques, tips and tricks needed to shake up a couple of delicious winter cocktails and create a box of handmade chocolates. Walk around to three demo stations, chat with experts, and taste truffles, Mexican hot chocolate, and so much more. $49 per person, including tax and gratuity. 1:00 pm. Fairfax Square, 8045 Leesburg Pike, Vienna, VA. You can purchase tickets here.

Chocolate And Cabernet Tasting At Breaux Vineyards

Sat, Feb 11 - Sun, Feb 12

Looking for something fun to do Valentines Day Weekend? Join Breaux Vineyards for a chocolate and cabernet tasting. Enjoy a variety of delicious truffles paired with a Breauxmance (sparkling rosé) and four Cabernet Sauvignons in a decorated space at Breaux Vineyards. Tickets are $35 per person, and $25 per club member. Tastings are held from 11:00 am until 4:00 pm. After or before your tasting, enjoy live music in the Tasting Room on Saturday February 11 with Ken Wenzel, from 1:00 pm until 5:00 pm, and on Sunday February 12 with Pete Lapp from 1:00 pm until 5:00 pm. 36888 Breaux Vineyards Lane, Purcellville, VA. For more information and reservations, please click here.

Cook With A “Chopped” Champion At LINCOLN

Sat, Feb 11

LINCOLN will host a very special Valentine’s Day cooking class with Chef Demetrio Zavala (Corporate Executive Chef at PRG Hospitality and recent winner of the Food Network TV show “Chopped.”)  Whether you’re a bona fide foodie who loves to cook or someone who has never even boiled an egg, the fun atmosphere of the class coupled with personal guidance from Chef Demetrio will ensure you have a fabulous time. Tickets start at $75 per person (inclusive of tax and gratuity) and for an additional $35 per person, an optional champagne cocktail flight can be added. Proceeds from ticket sales for this event will be donated to a local children’s charity. 12:00 pm until 2:30 pm. 1110 Vermont Avenue NW. For tickets and more information, please click here.

Drink & Ink Valentine’s Day Edition At Joseph Magnus Distillery

Sat, Feb 11

Soul & Ink has partnered with award-winning Jos A Magnus & Co. Distillery to bring you a special Valentine’s Day. Escape with your darling for an afternoon treat. They’re pairing hand crafted cocktails & sweets with the vintage art of screen printing your own Valentine’s Day cards and more! Sip on refreshing libations, while creating art that you can gift each other. Tickets start at $50. 2:00 pm until 4:00 pm. 2052 West Virginia Avenue, NE. For tickets and more information, please click here.

Italian Dinner Party: Love Is In The Air At Via Umbria

Sat, Feb 11

Valentine’s Day is about celebrating love and spending time with loved ones, so join Via Umbria for a special meal that allows you to share each course with your loved one in a unique setting. Set a communal but intimate table the guests join chef in the Laboratorio Kitchen. Crostini Misti and Carpaccio di Bresaola served family style will be followed by Housemade Gnocchi with Traditional Goose Ragu for the next course. For the main course, Umbrian Roasted Pork Loin with Seasonal Vegetables will be served. This meal is then finished off with an amazing dessert of Dark Chocolate and Caramelized Banana Tartine with White Chocolate Ice Cream. $75 per person. 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. 1525 Wisconsin Ave NW. For more information and to purchase tickets, please click here.

Joi Carter & Eddie Blu At Ivy City Smokehouse

Sat, Feb 11

Have a perfect date night listening to the best Soul, Rock & Pop with Joi Carter of Mambo Sauce and Eddie Blu. Free show. 9:30 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. 1356 Okie Street NE. For more information, please call 202.529.3300.

Kindred Spirits Whisky Class

Sat, Feb 11

The Kindred Spirits whisky class will teach the basics of how to talk, enjoy, and shop for whisky. Guests will be greeted with a whisky cocktail and will taste a Rye, Bourbon, & Scotch as you learn about each spirit. There will also be food and cordial chocolates in honor of Valentine’s Day, as well as a special take-away gift! Souveniers will also be available for purchase. $40 per person. 2:00 pm until 4:00 pm. 2650 Virginia Avenue NW. Reserve a spot here.

Romantic Staycation At Hyatt Place Washington

Sat, Feb 11 - Sat, Feb 18

Plan a romantic trip or staycation to Hyatt Place Washington, DC/National Mall. The hotel is offering a Valentines’ Day Romance package valid from February 11 until February 18. Book between those dates and receive a special daily rate, which includes an in-room romantic dinner for two. The menu for the evening is a Surf & Turf (crab cake and steak) dinner, a bottle of bubbly, and chocolate covered strawberries to end the night. $239 daily rate. 400 E Street SW. For more information, click here or call 202.803.6110 to book.

Sadie Hawkins Silent Disco At Embassy Row Hotel

Sat, Feb 11

Bringing a fun, unique twist to a traditional dance party, The Embassy Row Hotel has teamed up with the Silent Disco Dance Society to host a Sadie Hawkins Dance the weekend before Valentine’s Day. With music played only through wireless headphones, guests can switch between three different DJs and music channels as they dance the night away. The event will take place in the property’s restaurant, Station Kitchen & Cocktails. Tickets are selling in advance for $15 each online or $20 each at the door. 8:00 p.m. to midnight. 2015 Massachusetts Avenue NW. For more information, please call 202.265.4333.

SOLD OUT: French Macarons Class At Little Bites

Sat, Feb 11

Learn to make French macarons from scratch that won’t deflate or crack and that have the perfect “feet” and an even shell. This class also includes demo instruction for the fillings: swiss meringue, ganache and buttercream. At the end of class you will leave with a more than one dozen macarons in a variety of flavors and fillings. For this class, you will be taught how to make heart macarons for Valentine’s Day. This class has a maximum of 7 participants. All supplies and equipment for this class are included in the price. $50 per person. 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. 11244 Triangle Lane Silver Spring, MD. For more information and to purchase tickets, please click here.

Sweetheart’s Soirée At Breaux Vineyards

Sat, Feb 11

Sip, dine, and dance your night away at Breaux Vineyards Valentine’s Day Dinner. Enjoy live music, spectacular food and wine, and romantic ambiance. $120 per person, $110 per club member. 6:00 pm until 9:00 pm. 36888 Breaux Vineyards Lane, Purcellville, VA. For more information, please click here.

Tea & Chocolate Tasting at Colvin Run Mill

Sat, Feb 11

This delectable seminar has become a February tradition in celebrating Valentine’s Day. Sip premium teas and savor the decadent delights of the many styles of chocolate ranging from white to extra dark. Hear a bit of history and the similarities between the tea plant and the cacao tree as you learn how to pair premium tea and chocolate successfully to bring out the best of both. Sample treats made with tea and chocolate. A take home tea sampler is included. $35 per person. 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. 10017 Colvin Run Road, Great Falls, VA. Advance reservations and payment required through the Mill at 703.759.2771.

Tempering And Truffles At Little Bitts

Sat, Feb 11

Come learn two ways to easily temper chocolate and create perfect little truffles with Chef Annie Clemmons at Little Bitts Confectionary Supply Shop. This class is just in time to surprise your special someone with a  sweet treat on Valentines Day. The class costs $60 and all supplies and equipment will be provided. It will begin at 4:00 pm. 11244 Triangle Lane, Silver Spring, MD 20902. For more information or to reserve your spot click here.

 

Tu B’Shevat Seder At The Northern Virginia JCC

Sat, Feb 11

Tu b’Shevat, the 15th of Shevat on the Jewish calendar, marks the New Year of trees in Israel. Enjoy the traditional fruits and blessings of a Tu b’Shevat Seder! Celebrate the evening by awakening your senses and taste buds with music, kosher wine, delicious seder snacks and dessert. Sponsored by the Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia, Gesher Jewish Day School, the Jewish National Fund (JNF), and Jewish Food Experience. $12 per person, 21 years of age and up recommended. 7:00 pm until 9:00 pm. 8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax, VA. For tickets and more information, please click here

Valentine’s Day At Bourbon Steak

Sat, Feb 11

Join The Bourbon Steak for a 3-course dessert tasting and cocktail pairing that will make your heart flutter. Lead Bartender Torrence Swain will show you how to make Elixirs of Love with chartreuse, absinthe, and benedictine, while the pastry team whips up sweet treats. $65 per person. 12:00 pm until 2:00 pm. Located at the Four Seasons, 2800 Pennsylvania Avenue. For reservations, please call 202.944.2026.

Valentine’s Day At Inferno Pizzeria Napoletana

Sat, Feb 11 - Tue, Feb 14

This Valentine’s Day, turn up the heat and treat yo’self (and the one you love) to an incredible tasting at Inferno Pizzeria Napoletana. This specially curated menu will feature dishes crafted with fresh, seasonal ingredients that offer unique twists to Chef Tony’s traditional, pizza-centric menu. Guests can expect 7 artfully prepared courses, all cooked by Chef himself, in a truly intimate setting. $85 per person. 12207 Darnestown Road, Gaithersburg, MD. For tickets, please click here.

Valentine’s Day Roman Style at Urbana

Sat, Feb 11

Come out for the next installment in the 2016-2017 cooking demo series; “Valentine’s Day Roman Style”.  In select cooking demo classes, Chef Ethan McKee will show how he makes his bucatini amatriciana. Through the end of the year, Urbana is donating $1 to the Italian Red Cross for every order of bucatini amatriciana benefitting earthquake relief efforts in Amatrice. Urbana has celebrated the Italian and Mediterranean cultures since its opening in 2006. When the devastating earthquake hit Italy in late August, Chef McKee and the Urbana team rallied together to create an #EatForItaly menu. Urbana continues to donate $1 to the Italian Red Cross for every order of the bucatini amatriciana (a popular dish from Amatrice),and is dedicated to doing so for the remainder of 2016. In select cooking demo classes, Chef McKee will show how he makes his bucatini. 2:00 to 4:00 PM.Classes are $55 per person, plus tax & gratuity. 2121 P Street NW. To reserve a spot, contact Abbe Gould at abbe.gould@urbanadc.com.

Valentine’s Day Tasting Flight At Buffalo And Bergen

Sat, Feb 11 - Tue, Feb 14

All flights leave from DC at Buffalo and Bergen with a welcome Rickey to whet your palate. Then each couple (or set of two people) will receive a map placemat with options representing London, Paris, Prague, Florence, Oaxaca, Lima, Barcelona, Havana, Singapore, New Delhi, Sydney, and Victoria with corresponding cocktails. For a mere $45, guests will select four destinations/cocktails and will get to keep their personalized map as a take-home. All drinks will be available a la carte, as well. Reservations will be available Saturday, February 11 for date night, and Tuesday, February 14 for the romantics, between 5:00 pm and 9:00 pm. Union Market, 1309 5 Street NE. All tickets must be reserved in advance and can be purchased over the phone by calling 202.543.2549.

Valentine’s Day Treats At Chase The Submarine

Sat, Feb 11

In this class children will learn to make and decorate special treats for Valentine’s Day. Age group: 8 to 10 years old. $45 per person. 10:00 am until 12:00 pm. 132 Church Street NW, Vienna, VA. For more information and tickets, please click here.

Valentine’s In Paris At Cafe Du Parc

Sat, Feb 11 - Tue, Feb 14

Perfect for those dreaming of spending Valentine’s Day in Paris, Café du Parc is serving up French classics with a modern twist. The Valentine’s Day prix fixe menu features three tantalizing courses followed by a decadent dessert. Café Du Parc in the The Willard Intercontinental Hotel will offer its special menu over four days. You will have the choice of seared scallops on red beet mousseline and watercress coulis or a savory Maine lobster mango and avocado timbale with citrus cilantro vinaigrette to start. Next, you will choose from compressed watermelon with farm-fresh goat cheese and winter greens or crimson lentils in cumin coconut broth with smoked salmon quenelle. Entree options include green pea-crusted halibut filet, served on passionfruit sauce and baby vegetable shavings, as well as grilled beef tenderloin with parsnip puree and yellow beans with foraged wild mushroom ragout. Finish the meal with a white chocolate “Romance Sphere” with strawberry rhubarb compote, angel food cake, and chocolate ice cream with chocolate rosewater ganache. Priced at $72. 1401 Pennsylvania Ave NW. For more information, click here or call 202.942.7000 for reservations.

Valentine’s Menu At 2941

Sat, Feb 11 - Tue, Feb 14

2941 will be offering an extended Valentine’s Day culinary experience all weekend leading up to the big day. This special Valentine’s three-course prix fixe dinner menu includes sea scallop ceviche, beef tartare, lobster velouté, black truffle risotto, grilled rack of lamb, and a variety of delightful desserts. To view the complete menu, please click here. The three course menu is priced at $80 per person. 2941 Fairview Park Drive, Falls Church, Va. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 703.270.1500.

 

 

Valentine’s Weekend At Decades

Sat, Feb 11 - Mon, Feb 13

Dance the week away at Decades, the four-story retro-themed nightclub hosting three Valentine’s Day-themed parties, packed with club-ready tunes from the ‘80s, ‘90s, and 2000s, as well as frozen drink specials and more. Find love in the club during three nights of Valentine’s celebrations: “Crazy In Love” night on Saturday, February 11, “Addicted To Love” night on Sunday, February 12, and “We Found Love” night on Monday, February 13. 1219 Connecticut Avenue NW. For full schedule as well as bottle and table service information, please call 202.853.3498 or click here.

Valentine’s Day is a Drag At The Dupont Social Club

Sat, Feb 11

The Dupont Social Club and the Duplex Diner present a fabulous evening of food, libations, and drag queen servers, bartenders and performers to benefit SMYAL (Supporting and Mentoring Youth Advocates and Leaders) at the Duplex Diner. The evening will feature two seatings, and supports SMYAL, raising vital funds to continue to provide high-impact programs and much-needed services for LGBTQ youth. Dupont Social Club performers include -Amanda LaMancha, Ashley Madison Kuter, Donatella Nobody, Hilda Seaview, Margo Rita Swirlz, Dumplin Honeychild, Moka Loka Late, Shannon O’manohands, Erica Naranjo, Pam D’ammonia, Regina Dinippoli, and Helen Heels. All tips will be donated to SMYAL. For those wishing to donate above and beyond, special gift levels include: Princess Tiana – $50 – free tots; Princess Jasmine – $100 – bottle of White Girl Rosé; Princess Pocahontas – $250 – bottle of Coté Mas Sparkling Rosé; and Princess Cinderella – $500 – bottle of Domaine Carneros Brut by Tattinger. Tickets are priced at $20 per person. Seatings are at 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. 2004 18th Street NW.  To purchase tickets, please click here.

Vive La France: The Magic Of Saint-Saëns Concert At Rosslyn Spectrum

Sat, Feb 11

For the first time in ten seasons, the National Chamber Ensemble will showcase the complex works of the French Romantic virtuoso composer Camille Saint-Saëns, in celebration of the Valentine holiday. The Ensemble will perform its Vive la France: The Magic of Saint-Saëns concert at Rosslyn Spectrum. General admission tickets are $33 for adults and $17 for students, plus applicable service charges. 7:30 pm. 1611 N Kent Street, Arlington, VA. For more information, please call 703.685.7590 or click here

We ♥ Cheese: Chocolate, Cheese & Baller Bubbly Event At Lab 1270

Sat, Feb 11

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.

Interactive Pasta Class At Osteria Morini

Sat, Feb 11

Join Altamarea Group’s chef Ben Pflaumer for a hands-on pasta making experience. Chef Ben will explain the dough making process and the different shapes and usages of a variety of pastas. Upon arrival, Battilardo, cheese, and lambrusco will be provided. Following the interactive course at Osteria Morini restaurant, enjoy the result of your hard work with a 3-course lunch, wine pairing, and a take-away treat. $95 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Class at 12:00 p.m. Lunch to follow at 1:15 p.m. 201 Water Street SE. To purchase tickets, please click here.

Champagne And Shopping At Shinola

Sat, Feb 11

Stop by the Logan Circle store for a complimentary glass of champagne and to shop the brand’s his + her items, including the new women’s jewelry collection, leather goods and signature watches. The event will take place from 5:00 to 8:00 pm. 1631 14th Street NW. For more information please call 202.470.0200 or click here

Valentine’s Day At Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar

Sat, Feb 11 - Tue, Feb 14

Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar will be offering two appetizers and two entrée specials which will be available in addition to their regular a la carte dinner menu. Standout dishes off Executive Chef Angel Roque’s menu include Ceviche de Pescado, Tamal Cubano, Beef Jibaro, as well as the Pargo a La Plancha. Join 4:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 11, from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 12, from 4:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. on Monday, February 13 and from 4:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 14. 801A 9th Street, NW. For more information or reservations, please click here or call 202.408.1600.

Valentine’s Day Menu At Red’s Table

Sat, Feb 11

In Reston, Virginia, Red’s Table, located on the waterfront at will be offering a three-course prix fixe menu complete with sparkling wine pairings and live jazz this Valentine’s Day. Prepared by Executive Chef Adam Stein, the menu begins with Jumbo Shrimp & Blue Crab Claw Cocktail, followed by Seared VA Boat Scallops & Grilled Coulotte Steak paired with Reginato Sparkling Torrontes/Chardonnay. For a decedent finish, couples can indulge in Hazelnut Chocolate Mousse. As an added bonus, Lena Seikaly will play live jazz music from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. to help set the mood. 11150 South Lakes Drive Reston, VA. For reservations or additional information please click here or call 571.375.7755.

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