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.
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.
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 - 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 - 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.
Sat, Feb 18 - Sun, Feb 19
Join “General George Washington” and other costumed characters for hoecakes, a dancing demonstration on the Bowling Green, storytelling, and free birthday cake. This event is $20 for adults, $10 for children ages 6-11, and free for children under 5. Festivities will run all day from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm. Wreath-laying ceremonies at Washington’s tomb will be held at 10:00 am and 3:00 pm. 3200 Mount Vernon Highway, Mt Vernon, VA. For full schedule and tickets, please click here.
Sun, Feb 19
Join at Equinox for a global dining experience. Each month this winter, the restaurant will explore a different region of France and pair the culinary specialties of each region with local wines and cocktails. January through February, a Paris inspired menu will be offered. The four-course tasting menu (with vegan options) is offered every Sunday evening. Price does not include tax and gratuity. $45 per person. $20 for wine pairing, also available a la carte. 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. 818 Connecticut Ave NW. For more information, please click here.
Sun, Feb 19
2941 Restaurant is excited to welcome and celebrate some of the most prolific women in the wine world by hosting a one-of-a-kind ‘Ladies of the Vine’ five-course wine dinner. Notable women wine importers in attendance on behalf of ‘Ladies of the Vine’ include Christina Thornton of Wine Sellers of Chicago, Katie Dorazio of Dalla Terra Italian Imports, Debra Lewis of Vintage ’59 French Imports, and Lisa Norris of Broadbent Selections. You will enjoy a stunning five-course menu by Executive Chef Bertrand Chemel with each course paired with a wine hand selected by a member of Ladies of the Vine and the team at 2941 including Sommelier Ryan Jones. You are invited to enjoy a complimentary wine tasting available at 2941’s bar prior to being seated for the wine dinner, and will also have the opportunity to purchase bottles of your favorite wines featured throughout the seated wine dinner before or after their dining experience. The dinner is priced at $159 per person, all inclusive. Reservations and a $25 deposit are required. 2941 Fairview Park Drive, Falls Church, Va. For reservations or additional information, please call 703.270.1500 or click here.
Sun, Feb 19
Join L’Auberge Chez François for their Musique et Cuisine Dinner series. Noted jazz vocalist Lena Seikaly will sing jazz classics by American and French composers. This intimate musical evening will feature music from Duke Ellington and the swing era to the Cole Porter songbook to the French gypsy jazz of Django Reinhardt—and much in between—with Lena on vocals and the great Steve Herberman on guitar. $150 per person. 6:00 pm. 332 Springvale Road, Great Falls, VA. For more information, please click here.
Sun, Feb 19
Come join Little Bitts Confectionery Supply Shop for a day of learning how to create the perfect puff pastry. This class will teach you how to make puff pastry from scratch and using that dough, you will create puff pastry desserts: Pathivier and Palmiers. The class costs $50 and all supplies and equipment are included. It will take place from 1 to 4 pm. 11244 Triangle Lane, Silver Spring, Md 20902. For more information and to reserve your spot click here.
Sun, Feb 19
This class is designed for ages 9 – 15. Participants will learn to cover a basic two-layer fondant cake, and decorate with easy to make fondant flowers. All supplies and equipment for this class are included in the price. All you need to do is show up ready to learn! $45 per person. 11:00 am. 11244 Triangle Lane, Silver Spring, MD. For more information, please click here.
Sun, Feb 19
Come learn about the history of bourbon and the finishing process of Jos. A. Magnes Bourbon from Dave Scheurich, former Woodfor Reserve Distiller and Whiskey Advocate Lifetime Achievement Award Winner. There will also be a preview tasting of Joseph Magnus Cigar Blend Bourbon Batch #2. Tickets costs $50 and the event will be held from 3:00 to 5:00 pm. To purchase tickets click here.
Sun, Feb 19
Top Chef Season 12 winner Mei Lin and Season 13 finalist Marjorie Meek-Bradley have collaborated on a family-stye dinner at Smoked and Stacked. This is the first dinner in a guest chef series hosted by Marjorie Meek-Bradley. Some menu items included are beef tartar, clams with fermented black bean sauce, and fried pig head. Tickets are $135. 6:00 to 10:00 pm. 1239 9th Street NW. To reserve your tickets click here.