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.
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.
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.
Mon, Feb 20 - Tue, Feb 28
Celebrate Mardi Gras New Orleans style at the Round Robin Bar. Bringing a taste of Bourbon Street to Pennsylvania Avenue, the Round Robin Bar will offer a selection of authentic Louisiana Cajun cuisine, including Mini Shrimp Po Boys, Half Dozen Grilled Oysters, and Roasted Alligator Wings, along with NOLA inspired cocktails for $10. 4:00 pm until 6:00 pm. 1401 Pennsylvania Avenue NW. For more information, please call 202.628.9100.
Tue, Feb 21
TICO is offering a prix fixe “Date Night” dinner for two on Tuesday evenings. The meal includes a choice of three entrees, portioned for two people, and accompanied with a half priced wine bottle list. Entrees include: Whole Roasted Chicken in adobo with Guajllo chile rub, crispy wings and cauliflower; Pork Shank Confit, carnitas-style confit with build your own taco fixings and cabbage salad; Carne Asada Tacos made with marinated flank steak, green tomato pico de gallo, saltado peppers and risotto. Guests will receive the whole animal, a side dish, condiments and tortillas. $30 per person. Dinner seating begins at 4:00pm. 1926 14th Street NW. To make reservations, please call 202.319.1400.
Tue, Feb 21
Come out to Brookland’s Finest and enjoy a special food menu paired with local spirits from Jos. A. Magnus & Co. The three course menu features dishes such as vigilant beet salad paired with Vigilant gin and tonic. Guest can enjoy this experience for only $35 every Tuesday during the month of February. 3126 12th Street NE. For more information please call 202.636.0050 or click here.
Tue, Feb 21
Join Bourbon Steak at the Four Seasons for an exclusive, four course dinner created by Chef Joe Palma featuring dishes paired with high end tequilas from the famous Casa Noble Distillery. Learn about each drink from Casa Noble’s Founder himself, Jose “Pepe” Hermosillo, as he introduces you to the crown jewel of the distillery: Casa Noble Alta Belleza. You will be transported to Jalisco, Mexico on a tasting adventure as Mr. Hermosillo speaks about the local nuances guests will taste in his internationally-acclaimed tequila. $95 per person. 6:30 pm. 2800 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW. To RSVP, please call 202.944.2026.
Tue, Feb 21
It’s an exciting time for wine lovers in the DMV. Local wineries are making delicious wines in our backyard. Come taste wines from Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania and learn about the exciting, and growing Mid-Atlantic wine scene. Tickets begin at $55. 7:00 pm until 9:00 pm. 1940 11 Street NW. For more information and tickets, please click here.
Tue, Feb 21
Join Michele Pasqua, the CEO of Marco Felluga, and taste eight wines and learn from Michele as he explores the wines of Felluga & Russiz Superiore. The Marco Felluga winery, a fortified citadel of the Venetian Republic in the 1300s, was founded in 1956. It is situated in Gradisca d’Isonzo, in the province of Gorizia. The winery is both a pioneer in quality as well as innovation. Free. 7:00 p.m. 1805 14 Street NW. For more information and to RSVP, please email Tastings@corkdc.com or call 202.265.2674.
Tue, Feb 21
Chef Victor Albisu will host a beef cooking class at Del Campo restaurant where guests will learn to create dishes including smoked oyster beef tartare, Bamba barbacoa tacos, and Peruvian-style short rib seco. The evening will begin with a welcome cocktail, followed by instruction from Chef Victor. Dinner with wine will follow to enjoy the items demonstrated. Space is limited, so reserve your seat now. $98 per person, inclusive of dinner, wine, a welcome cocktail, tax and gratuity. 6:30 p.m to 9:30 p.m. 777 I Street Northwest Washington, DC. For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.