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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mon, Feb 13 - Mon, Feb 20
In honor of President’s Day, guests are invited to enjoy $10 select cocktails from the Presidential Cocktail Menu at Round Robin Bar. These drinks include Harry S. Truman’s Missouri Moscow Mule, Franklin D. Roosevelt’s “San Juan” Cuba Libre, Rutherford B Hayes’s Orange Blossom, William Henry Harrison’s Spiced Cider, and Chester Arthur’s Gin Rickey. 4:00 to 6:00 pm. 1401 Pennsylvania Avenue NW. For more information please call 202.628.9100.
Mon, Feb 13 - Mon, Feb 27
Chef José Andrés and ThinkFoodGroup invite you to celebrate peak-season winter black truffles in bountiful supply during the first annual Truffle Festival. The lifespan of a truffle is short – from the moment it is plucked from the soil, it should be enjoyed within a few weeks for its true character to shine. Luckily, José’s friend Nacho Ramirez Monfort has a team of Labrador Retrievers to help him harvest truffles from the roots of oak and hazelnut trees in Spain’s Northeastern Aragon region. He sends these amazing truffles, wrapped in that day’s newspaper, directly to José’s restaurants at their freshest point to celebrate the start of the season. You can enjoy the fragrant and exquisite black truffle in a variety of both new and amplified dishes and drinks including: Zaytinya’s Truffle Pide- Turkish style pizza topped with loads of shaved black truffle, Oyamel’s Tortitas de Papa con Trufas- potato fritters with Mexican creme and black truffles, Barmini’s uni truffle toast, and Jaleo’s Acorn-fed pork “presca” carpaccio with lemon dressing, pine nut praline and shaved black truffle served table side. barmini: 855 E Street NW, for more information click here. China Chilcano: 418 7th Street NW, for more information click here. Jaleo: 480 7th Street NW, for more information click here. Oyamel: 401 7th Street NW, for more information click here. Zaytinya: 701 9th Street NW, for more information click here.
Tue, Feb 14 - Fri, Feb 17
Toli Moli, DC’s first Burmese snack shop, has always been about sharing and community. Those who buy any two noodle dishes will get a free Lovebird Falooda. The same promotion is available on UberEats on Valentine’s Day only. Lovebird Falooda is inspired by Hong Kong milk tea and is a combination of Assam black tea, coffee, and condensed milk, and added coffee jellies, basil seed pudding, and vanilla ice cream. The final touch is cocoa and chili rolled marshmallows on top. 1309 5th Street NE. For more information click here.
Wed, Feb 15 - Tue, Feb 28
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. 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. So In Love dinner is $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.