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.
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.
Thu, Feb 16 - Sun, Feb 19
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.
Fri, Feb 17
Charlie Palmer Steak and Executive Chef Michael Ellis announce the launch of the new Chef’s Tasting menu, offered exclusively on Friday evenings starting January 2017. Each Chef’s Tasting menu will showcase a hyper-seasonal or luxury ingredient, often at its prime for a limited window each year, supported by local produce from DC’s regional farms in a menu of five or more courses focused on a specific theme each week. Upcoming themes include Black Winter Truffles, Wagyu Beef, and Calvisius Caviar, with future themes highlighting Pigs & Pinot, Chesapeake’s fabled Blue Crabs, and Eastern Shore Duck. The menus will be priced at $85, with supplements for higher caliber ingredients. Optional beverage pairings for each course will be offered for $40. 5:30 until 10:00 pm. 101 Constitution Ave NW. For more information, please click here.
Fri, Feb 17
Muted Presents: Love In The Club Silent Disco at Ivy City Smokehouse. Muted gives you 3 clubs under one roof. When the headphones are on, the world is turned off. They will bring you 3 well known DJ’s at the top of their game rocking out at the same time. You pick your party and who you wanna rock with throughout the night. $15 headphones are provided. 9:00 p.m. For more information, please click here.
Fri, Feb 17
Come out and enjoy a nice brew at this year’s Brewers of Maryland FeBREWary celebration. From stouts and porters to winter seasonal brews and sours, there will be something for everyone. The event will include tastings from over 20 breweries from across the state as well as live blues music and light fare from Mission BBQ. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet face to face with brewers and brewery owners themselves as they pour and discuss brews that they find particularly impressive for the public. The “VIP” Pass is $65.00 and includes a VIP reception from 6-7 pm (featuring small batch, limited editions and cellar beers not available through the Main Event ticket), seasonal tastings from 7-10 pm, and a signature BAM glass. The “Main Event” Pass is $50.00 and includes seasonal tastings from 7-10 pm and a signature BAM glass. One Veterans Place, Silver Spring, MD 20910. For more information call 410-252-9463 or click here.
Fri, Feb 17 - Mon, Feb 20
Join the town of Middleburg for the 6th Annual Winter Weekend Sale. During the Winter Weekend Sale, visitors will be able to hunt for some wonderful gifts for themselves and others while experiencing the small town charm of Middleburg, VA. Many of the unique shops in the village will have discounts on everything from shoes to children’s clothes to fall and winter fashions, as well as specials in some of the local restaurants. Just look for the blue and white balloons outside participating stores. The sale, sponsored by the Town of Middleburg and the Middleburg Business & Professional Association, will be held Friday and Saturday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm and Sunday and Monday as posted by shops. For more information call 540.687.8888 or click here.
Fri, Feb 17
Revival is The Premiere Variety Show in the DMV that highlights local talents and national acts. This event takes place every first Friday at Ivy City Smokehouse in Ivy City beside club (Love). Join for comedy, visual art, poetry, live music, and fashion. You can also enjoy a nice drink or two and dinner. For February, Ivy City Smokehouse has teamed up with the Greater Washington Urban League’s Thursday Network to do a Black History Month Book Drive collecting African American literature for a DC Middle School Library. This means that General Admission tickets for Revival are free for those who bring a book. Click here to see the Book Wish List. Use the Discount Code: SoTheyCanRead to receive a 100% discount on General Admission Tickets online and bring your book to the door to be collected. (General admission entails standing room only. Seating is reserved for VIP and table purchases.) Tickets start at $10 for General Admission. 8:00 p.m to 11:00 p.m. 1356 Okie Street NE. For questions about the event or special deals call 646.807.9326 or email email@example.com. For more information and to purchase tickets, please click here.
Fri, Feb 17
Starting in January, Scott Harris, founder and distiller at Catoctin Creek, will appear in the tasting room every Friday for this six-week series. Scott will personally guide you through the history and construction of several cocktail styles, including the old classics, and modern takes on the cocktail. There will be samples for sharing, and you are encouraged to buy bottles to take home with you and practice. $25 per person. 7:00 pm until 9:00 pm. 120 W Main Street, Purcellville, VA. For more information and tickets, please click here.
Fri, Feb 17 - Sat, Feb 18
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.
Fri, Feb 17 - Sun, Feb 19
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.
Fri, Feb 17 - Sun, Feb 26
70 Alexandria restaurants will feature a $35 three-course dinner for one OR a $35 dinner for two during Alexandria Winter Restaurant Week. More than 30 restaurants will also offer lunch deals at $10, $15 or $20 per person in addition to the dinner specials. Alexandria Winter Restaurant Week showcases the inventiveness of local chefs in neighborhoods throughout the city, including Old Town, Del Ray, Carlyle and the West End. At a range of locales, from fine dining establishments to casual neighborhood favorites, guests will savor the flavors of Alexandria’s distinctive collection of eateries. For more information please click here.