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.
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.
Sun, Feb 26
David Duchovny is an actor, writer, producer, director, novelist, and singer-songwriter. He is known for playing FBI Agent Fox Mulder on the sci-fi horror action drama show The X-Files and writer Hank Moody on the comedy-drama series Californication, both of which have earned him Golden Globe awards. Tickets to see him perform at The Birchmere will be $35. 3701 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria, VA. For more information and tickets, please click here.
Sun, Feb 26
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 26
With remnants of last year’s beads still hanging from the chandelier, Black Jack is announcing dates for Mardi Gras 2017. Join for four days of celebrations and specials, including an all-you-can-eat-and-drink brunch for day drinkers, masquerade parties, and hurricane slushies. This year Black Jack and Tilt Sidebar will roll out the red carpet, complete with a step and repeat, to welcome guests to four days of incredible drink prices, a menu of creole fare, and fresh renditions on NoLa cocktails. Sunday Mardi Gras Funk Brunch is new to Black Jack’s Mardi Gras Fest and the perfect day party for weekend warriors. Tickets include all-you-can-drink and all-you-can-eat from the carnival of Creole cuisine including savory and sweet brunch bites includes po’boys, signature Eggs Pontchartrain, boudin sausage, grits and grillade, mini king cakes, and of course, a full raw bar with oysters on the half shell. Live funk music to be provided by DC’s own Black Masala band. Black Jack’s regular all-day-Sunday Happy Hour still applies. Mardi Gras drink specials continue from open to close. Discounts are available for groups of 6 or more, $65 per ticket. 1612 14th Street NW. To purchase click here or call 202.319.1612 for group discount details.
Sun, Feb 26
This class is an extension of 2/19 puff pastry class; however, it is not necessary that participants take part 1 before part 2. In this class you will use prepared puff pastry to make classic french pastries: Napoleons, Tartatin as well as made from scratch creme filling. All supplies and equipment for this class are included in the price. You simply need to show up ready to learn! $50 per person. 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm. 11244 Triangle Lane, Silver Spring, MD. For more information and tickets, please click here.
Chef Jasmin Presents Cooking Couture: Beads & Beignets Mardi Gras Brunch At The Old Engine 12 Restaurant
Sun, Feb 26
Beads & Beignets is a creative and festive interpretation of New Orleans’ diverse identity. Chef Jasmin Renee is taking over the kitchen to debut her delectable Creole style cuisine that will take your taste buds back to the French Quarter of New Orleans. Rhythmic delights by trumpeter, Alex Parchment, will bring you vibes straight from Bourbon Street and DJ Noel will close out the celebration with exactly what Mardi Gras exudes, Jubilee. Each ticket includes a reserved seat, two drink tickets, an amazing Creole style brunch food menu by Chef Jasmin Renee, live entertaiment, great music and a swag bag full of goodies. $50 per person. 11:00 am until 4:00 pm. 1626 North Capitol Street NW. For tickets and more information, please click here.
Sun, Feb 26
Now in its third year, Ice Yards has become the event of the winter season, with thousands of revelers enjoying an unparalleled afternoon in DC’s only adult-friendly winter wonderland. This year, the event finds a new home on The Yards boardwalk. Back by popular demand are icy cocktails and local DC brews, interactive ice activities, live music, igloo pods and more. Following an incredible turnout the last two years, this year’s event will feature a bigger footprint with more bars and more opportunities to enjoy the frozen fun. 21 and over. $10 per person. 2:00 pm until 6:00 pm. 355 Water Street SE. For more information and tickets, please click here.
Sun, Feb 26
Since almost everyone dreams of walking the Red Carpet someday, Declaration is rolling out one their own for an Oscars viewing party you won’t want to miss. The North Shaw Declaration restaurant will be showing the 89th Academy Awards on three multi-cast screens. Guests can dig into limited edition movie-themed pizzas including the La La Land Pizza, Moonlight Pizza and Denzel’s Delight Pizza (priced at $17 each) – and because it wouldn’t be award season without a little bubbly, guests can pair their pizza with a bottle of Prosecco for only $20. Event begins at 5:00 pm. 804 V Street NW. For more information, please click here.
Sun, Feb 26
Washington DC’s premiere food incubator based in Edgewood, is pleased to present ‘Ramen World 3.’ Once a year, Mess Hall opens its event space and its private kitchens to host DC’s favorite Asian food concepts. The uniquely designed space enables attendees to go behind the scenes and enjoy dishes that are prepared hot and fresh in front of them, as ramen should be served. Ramen World 3 will highlight an incredible new lineup. This year’s Ramen Masters are: Sushi Taro, Haikan, Paper Horse, Paper Horse, Bantam King, Alfie’s, Thip Khao, PhoWheels, Cassava Bubble Tea, and Conbini by Uzu. The highly-anticipated event will take place during two time slots, the first round is from 12:00 to 2:00 pm and round 2 will be from 3:00 to 5:00 pm. Tickets range from $70 to $105. 703 Edgewood St NE. For more information click here.
Sun, Feb 26
You are invited to join Salamander Resort & Spa and Greenhill Winery as they host The Middleburg’s Oscar Viewing Party. Join them at Gold Cup red-carpet ready, and toast with Greenhill Winery’s Blanc de Blancs, as they witness the best-of-the-best movies for 2016 received well-deserved awards. You also will have the chance to win some amazing swag. 7:00 pm. 500 North Pendleton Street, Middleburg, VA. To RSVP, please call 877.237.5289.
Sun, Feb 26
Join Undeniable Boutique for a Red Carpet Happy Hour before Angelika Film Center’s Oscar Watch Party. Dress to impress for Hollywood themed photo opps, a walk down the red carpet, special sips and treats. Then head to Angelika Film Center – Mosaic for gourmet concessions and champagne while watching Hollywood’s biggest night on the big screen. Event is free. Begins at 4:00 pm. 2920 District Avenue Suite 140, Fairfax, Virginia. For more information, please call 703.327.4417.
Sun, Feb 26
Once a year, Mess Hall opens its event space and its private kitchens to host DC’s favorite Asian food concepts. The uniquely designed space enables attendees to go behind the scenes and enjoy dishes that are prepared hot and fresh in front of them, as ramen should be served. Ramen World takes some of the hottest restaurants, and puts them alongside up-and-comers for all to taste. In the past, these up-and-comers have become future hot spots, so it’s a don’t-miss experience (Ramen World 1 featured a fledgling Thip Khao, and Ramen World 2 gave you the first taste of Bantam King and Toli Moli.) This year’s Ramen Masters will include Sushi Taro, Haikan, Paper Horse, Bantam King, Alfie’s, Thip Khao, and PhoWheels. Newcomers will include Cassava Bubble Tea, Bird’s Eye Sandwich Shop, and Conbini by Uzu. Two timeslots will be offered for the event. Tickets range from $70 to $130, and include unlimited food, Kirin Ichiban and Suntory Whiskey, and other craft cocktails prepared by popular DC bartenders. Donation’s collected during the event will go to Miriam’s Kitchen. Noon to 2:00 p.m. or 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. 703 Edgewood Street NE. For more information and to purchase tickets, please click here.
Sun, Feb 26
The Oscar viewing party at Commissary will kick-off with brunch and Meryl Streep movies shown all day on a full wall projector. As movies such as Momma Mia!, The Devil Wears Prada and Kramer vs. Kramer play, Meryl Streep games will be at each table with prizes for winners. Themed cocktails such as the Florence Foster Jenkins Collins and Death Becomes a Corpse Reviver will be available for purchase. Brunch begins at 8:00 am, and once the brunch fun winds down, Commissary will transform into the set of La La Land, and host a Red Carpet viewing starting at 4:00 p.m., with Happy Hour in full swing until 7:00 p.m. 1443 P Street, NW. For more information and reservations, please click here.