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.
Thu, Feb 23
Celebrate over 30 years of friendship between California’s Tablas Creek Vineyards and France’s Château de Beaucastel. Taste their wine and savor a four-course pairing dinner designed to complement both old and new world vintages. $95 per person. 7:00 pm. 931 H Street NW. For tickets, please click here.
Thu, Feb 23
Kicking off the 2017 bourbon and beer dinner series, Pitmaster Melanie has paired up with New Belgium Brewing to put together an amazing beer dinner at Old Glory. The dinner will start off with a social half hour, then feature a four course dinner, each paired with a different beer. Tickets are an all-inclusive price of $50 per person. 6:30 pm until 9:00 pm. 3139 M Street NW. For more information and tickets, please click here.
Thu, Feb 23
As part of a centennial commemoration of WWI, blogger and author of Mrs. Wheelbarrow’s Practical Pantry, Cathy Barrow demonstrates canning with practical tips on modern food preservation in the historic kitchen of the Woodrow Wilson House. Take the chance to ask an expert all your home canning questions. Learn about the history of food preservation during the WWI era and techniques for today, take home some delicious recipes and a tasty sample jar from the day’s demonstration. $20 per person. 5:30 pm. 2340 S Street, NW. For tickets and information, please click here.
Thu, Feb 23 - Fri, Feb 24
Spice up your usual nightly routine and grab a seat at the communal table in our Laboratorio Kitchen. Allow the chefs at Via Umbria to dazzle you with a four course meal prepared right before your eyes. For Via Umbria’s Italian Dinner Party series, they serve a single fixed menu each night (with a vegetarian offering possible with advance request). All guests sit communally at one table. Each course is served at the same time and their Chef will join you at every course to describe what has been prepared and to answer any questions you may have. The Italian Dinner Parties feature their CYOB concept – Choose Your Own Bottle – where you can purchase wine to accompany your dinner, affording you an incredible selection of hard-to-find Italian wines at retail prices. If you plan to purchase wine, please arrive early to allow enough time to speak with their sommelier and to fill your order. Tickets are not refundable and can’t be switched to a different date or time but they are transferable to other people. Pricing does not include 10% DC meals tax or optional gratuity. $75 per person. 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. To purchase tickets, click here , call 202.333.3904 or email email@example.com.
Thu, Feb 23
LUNAFEST is a traveling collection of 9 award-winning films created by, for and about women. These thought-provoking short stories will inspire you, make you laugh, cry and motivate you to make a difference in your community. Join for 90 minutes of exceptional story-telling through the art of film. Films are not formally rated, however, some content is not appropriate for children. It is recommended viewers be high school age (accompanied by an adult) or older. A description of the films and short trailer can be found here. Net proceeds from the evening fundraiser will benefit the Breast Cancer Fund (15%) and Girls on the Run of Montgomery County (85%). Funds raised on behalf of GOTR will be used to expand the program into more Title 1 Schools, offering free or a reduced rate to any girl who wishes to participate in this transformational program. Bubbly and Georgetown Cupcakes will be provided at the reception. Choose from a Student ticket ($25), General Admission ($35), or GOTR VIP ($50). 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Reception begins at 6:30 p.m., viewing begins promptly at 7:00 p.m. 8600 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda, MD. For more information and to purchase tickets, please click here.