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.
Tue, Feb 28 - Sun, Mar 05
District Doughnut will be crafting King Cake doughnuts just in time for Mardi Gras and Fat Tuesday. Their King Cake doughnuts feature a vanilla bean glaze with Mardi Gras colored sprinkles. They are preparing them by preorder only. Large King Cake doughnuts will be $20 and feeds six, while the small King Cake doughnut costs $3. To place your order please click here.
Wed, Mar 01 - Sat, Apr 15
Drink Company returns this Spring with the Cherry Blossom PUB (Pop-up Bar), where James Beard Award-nominated Mockingbird Hill and Southern Efficiency will take on Japan with a cherry blossom-inspired transformation. The two bars will roll out new decor and exclusive menus, inspired by Washington, D.C.’s most beautiful season. Draped in pink, Southern Efficiency will feature an origami crane chandelier and an impressive collection of maneki-neko, Japan’s world-famous lucky “waving cats” against a beautiful backdrop of cherry blossom art by iconic D.C. artist Maggie O’Neill. At Mockingbird Hill, nostalgia will reign supreme with an ode to the beloved Super Mario Bros., featuring an entire room dedicated to the Mushroom Kingdom and a special corner reserved for super villain King Koopa. Mockingbird Hill and Souther Efficiency will be open March 1 through April 15, 5:00 pm to 12:30 am Sunday through Thursday and 5:00 pm to 1:30 am Friday and Saturday. Mockingbird Hill is located at 1843 7th Street NW. Southern Efficiency is located at 1841 7th Street NW. For more information please call 202.316.9396.
Wed, Mar 01 - Tue, Mar 14
James Beard award winning chef Michael Schlow is teaming up with Taylor Gourmet to create a limited edition hoagie, The Alta Strada. The sandwich, named for Schlow’s Italian restaurant, features house-roasted turkey and imported ham topped with herbed fresh mozzarella, charred tomato, marinated long hot peppers, shredded lettuce, shaved red onion, extra virgin olive oil and Michael’s Ultimate Vinaigrette. The hoagie will be priced at $7.99 for a regular and $11.99 for a large and all proceeds from the Alta Strada will go to Chance for Life. The Alta Strada hoagie will be available March 1-14 at all Taylor Gourmet locations (excluding National Airport). For more information or to find locations click here.
Fri, Mar 03
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, Mar 03
Join Chef Jacques Haeringer for a very special Cooking Demonstration and Luncheon with Bordeaux winemakers Joel and Sandrine Duffau. Joel Duffau follows the tradition of nine generations of winegrowers in his family and has inherited their passion for making superior wines. He grow grapes organically at both Château La Mothe du Barry and Château les Arromans in the heart of the Entre-Deux-Mers region, between Bordeaux and Saint-Émilion. Joel and Sandrine have created around their vines a bucolic setting in which to make great wines. Chef Jacques will be demonstrating a delicious menu to complement the wines’ elegance. The main course is the Navarin d’Agneau which showcases the season’s first crop of vegetables and the delicate flavor of lamb, while the demonstration concludes with Île Flottante, a classic French dessert of meringue floating on a sea of crème anglaise. This experience costs $98 excluding tax and gratuity. 11:00 a.m. 332 Springvale Road, Great Falls, Va. For more information please call 703.759.3800 or click here.
Fri, Mar 03
Join Kellari Seafood Taverna for a Greek Mardi Gras Celebration. Live Greek music will begin at 9:00 pm as well as Greek dancing. Drink specials will be featured all night. 1700 K Street NW. For more information please call 202.535.5274 or click here to make a reservation.