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 - 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fri, Feb 24
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 24
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 24
This introductory class is designed for those wanting to develop a good foundation of wine knowledge and an understanding of how to taste wine. You will learn about: main styles of wine; the most important wine grapes; key wine producing countries and regions; how grapes are grown and wine is produced; how to taste wine like a pro; what to look for and why; matching food and wine; serving, storing, and buying wine; the best way to buy wine in retail stores and restaurants; this course is taught in a classroom setting. You will taste 8 wines. 6:30 to 8:30 pm. $75.00. Capital Wine School, 5207 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite #7, Third Floor. For more information and to register click here.
Fri, Feb 24
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 24 - Sun, Feb 26
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 24
Chinua Achebe, author of the monumental “Things Fall Apart,” is the inspiration behind this next weekend of Literary Cocktails at Petworth Citizen. Chantal Tseng will read all week, and by Friday night, she’ll have a unique cocktail menu, available for only two nights, made of drinks inspired by her reading. 7:00 pm until midnight. 829 Upshur Street NW. For more information, please call 202.722.2939.
Fri, Feb 24
Join Ivy City Smokehouse & Tavern as they welcome back crowd favorite Matt Waller. Matt Waller is a musician hailing from the Northern Virginia/ Richmond area. His looping abilities set him aside as one of the premier performers in the DMV area. His shows are energetic, crowd-interactive performances of Pop, Hip Hop, Reggae, Rock and Country music from the 50’s to today. Entrance is free. 9:00 p.m. to midnight. 1356 Okie Street NE. For more information, please click here.