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.
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.
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.
Mon, Feb 27
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. The party continues Monday (for industry pros and otherwise) with a new mixology technique – spin the wheel of sazeracs and let chance decide the final syrups and spirits. 6:00 p.m. to close. 1612 14th Street NW. For more information, please click here.
Mon, Feb 27
Experience the evolution of the cocktail at a small plates dinner and drink pairing in the Fourth Estate restaurant with cocktail expert and author Philip Greene. Sip the Americano as you enjoy a cocktail hour of passed hors d’oeuvres before sitting down to five more courses of food, drink and Greene’s sparkling wit and wealth of knowledge. Greene, the author of “The Manhattan: The Story of the First Modern Cocktail,” will expertly trace the evolution of the Manhattan from its competing origin stories through its continuing influence and extensive progeny, including the almighty Martini itself. $65 per person. 6:30 pm until 9:30 pm. 529 14 Street NW. For more information and tickets, please click here.
Mon, Feb 27
Two incredible mixologists, Jeff Faile of Pineapples and Pearls and Adam Bernbach of 2 Birds, 1 Stone are hosting a benefit for Human Rights Campaign. The Human Rights Campaign envisions an America where lesbians, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people are ensured equality at home, at work, and in every community. The event will be held from 6:00 to 10:00 pm. 1800 14th Street NW. For more information click here.
Mon, Feb 27
Come out to TICO to enjoy a five-course wine dinner to celebrate the grapes of Spain. Each course, prepared by Chef Rodrigo Perez, is inspired by the flavors of Spain and will be paired with a Spanish wine hand-selected by renowned Spanish wine importer, Aurelio Cabestrero. Representatives from Elite Wines and Schneider’s of Capitol Hill will also be present to talk to guests about the wines. The dinner with wine pairings is priced at $90 per person, inclusive of tax and gratuity. The dinner starts at 6:30 pm. 1926 14th Street NW. For more information please call 202.319.1400 or click here.
Mon, Feb 27 - Sun, Mar 12
This two week-long festival begins with Oyamel’s annual Tequila Mezcal Festival’s Kickoff Party on Monday, which will feature more than a dozen unique tequila and mezcal tasting stations, passed bites and specialty cocktails, live music, and more. The festival will feature a series of complimentary tastings in the bar as well as ticketed dinners hosted by tequila and mezcal purveyors Fortaleza Tequila/El Silencio Mezcal, and 123 Organic Tequila. The kick-off party will be held from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Complimentary tastings will be held on March 6 and 7 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. The Tequila Mezcal Dinners will be held on March 6 and 7 at 6:30 p.m. There will be special dishes available throughout the festival, as well. 401 7 Street NW. For more information, please click here.
Mon, Feb 27
Join DMV real estate leaders to raise funds for Shelters to Shutters, a 501(c)3 organization transitioning individuals and families from homelessness to economic self-sufficiency through employment and housing opportunities in the multifamily industry. Enjoy dinner prepared by Chef Kwame Onwuachi of Bravo TV’s Top Chef to benefit Shelters to Shutters. This event is to engage the real estate industry to provide opportunity to ready-to-work homeless. Individual tickets are $500, sponsorships available. 6:30 pm. 700 Delaware Avenue SW. For more information or to purchase tickets click here.