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.
Mon, Apr 03 - Sun, Apr 16
Replete with real cherry blossom trees, the Willard InterContinental offers an unmatched celebration toasting to the hotel’s unique history with Japan with festive offerings including Japanese inspired cuisine and specialty cocktails at the Round Robin Bar. Offerings include octopus sashimi & seaweed salad and kale potstickers & pan seared edamame to enjoy with themed cocktails such as the Kyoto Sunrise with sake, ruby grapefruit juice, simple syrup, and sparkling rosé, or the 1912 Old Fashioned with Nikka single malt whisky, fresh lemon juice, simple syrup, and cherry bark vanilla bitters. 1401 Pennsylvania Avenue NW. For more information click here.
Sun, Apr 09 - Sat, Apr 15
Enjoy Executive Chef and Owner Aulie Bunyarataphan’s three-course family-style prix fixe dinner at Bangkok Joe’s to celebrate the Thai New Year. This delicious meal will feature roasted duck curry, pad pak, oriental grilled eggplant, and more. $55 per person, with a minimum of two people, and a la carte options will be available as well. 3000 K Street NW. For reservations, please click here.
Mon, Apr 10 - Thu, Apr 13
Neighborhood Restaurant Group is pleased to announce it will host an extraordinary lineup of events during the annual Craft Brewers Conference (CBC), which will take place throughout Washington, DC. Beer Director Greg Engert has worked to procure over 300 new and distinct beers, many of which are from out-of-market brewers and have never before been poured in the District, for the 24 NRG-hosted events taking place at its 9 different restaurants and bars. The NRG-hosted Craft Brewers Conference event itinerary includes events such as The Firestone Walker CBC Welcome Reception After Party at Hazel on Monday at 9:00p.m; Stump Team Stone at Eatbar on Tuesday at 5:00 p.m. and Beers From The Big Apple: Finback Drafts at Red Apron Burger Bar on Wednesday at 5:00 p.m. Please click the links for more information on each event. 808 V Street NW; Hazel, 415 8th Street SE; Eat Bar, 415 8th Street SE; Red Apron Burger Bar.
Mon, Apr 10 - Wed, May 31
The Hay-Adams is pleased to debut a new spring time prix fixe, three-course menu available exclusively in the Lafayette Room. The menu features contemporary American cuisine prepared by Executive Chef Nicolas Legret complemented by a half bottle of Taittinger Brut Champagne. $85 per person. This special offering is available Monday through Saturday, from 5:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. 800 16 Street NW. For more information and reservations, please click here.
Mon, Apr 10 - Sun, Apr 16
For Greek Easter, Chef Chittum created special dinner ‘family table’ menu that will be available the week leading up to and weekend of Easter. The Easter menus include dishes like slow roasted Spring lamb with warm pita, slow cooked artichokes with dill & avgolemono, and traditional Easter bread with sesame & red egg. $55 per person. 1734 N Steet NW. For more information please click here or call 202.524.5202.
Mon, Apr 10 - Sun, Apr 16
BLT Steak DC is giving families and loved ones a place to gather this Passover with a special menu, featuring modern takes on traditional Seder foods in honor of the upcoming holiday. DC’s downtown dining destination will feature symbolic Passover foods like a lamb shank, hard boiled eggs and matzo ball soup available as a la carte, throughout the holiday, from Saturday, April 10th through Saturday, April 18th. 1625 I Street NW. For more information or to make reservations please call 202.689.8999 or click here.
Mon, Apr 10 - Mon, Apr 17
Come join Dino’s for a Passover feast where you get some of everything on the menu. As you sit, an assortment of charoset and hot horseradish will be your entry into the feast. The first course is a trio of veggies. Next is the classic Passover Triumvirate: housemade gefilte fish, matzo ball soup, and chopped liver. The entrees are also a trio: slow cooked Randall Lineback vittelone brisket; local fish in a spiced tomato sauce; and a tangy & herbal Moroccan inspired chicken with preserved lemon & olives. Dessert will be a plate of cookies including their chocolate walnut crisps, and macaroons. The feast is $59 per person and kids’ meals are half priced. 1914 9th Street NW. For more information or to make a reservation click here.
Mon, Apr 10 - Thu, Apr 13
The Brewers Association Craft Brewers Conference is returning to DC April 10-13, and Pizzeria Paradiso’s new beverage director Drew McCormick has lined up a week’s worth of beer-centric events and tap takeovers to celebrate. Birreria Paradiso in Georgetown will host Allagash and Oxbow for a celebration of Maine collaboration. Birreria Paradiso will start pouring brews at 6:00 p.m., and will be the only bar outside of Maine to receive the Rivulet, Allagash and Oxbow’s collaboration beer. Representatives from both breweries will be present throughout the night to speak to their respective beers. On Tuesday, April 11, Pizzeria Paradiso Old Town will host a mini tap takeover featuring brews from Parkway Brewing Company in Virginia. A selection of their brews will be offered, including the Puddle Jumper pale lager, the brewery’s newest seasonal release. Pizzeria Paradiso Dupont will also host a mini tap takeover with a selection of beers from New York-based SingleCut Beersmiths. Named for a specific guitar body-type, SingleCut’s beers are all named after the staff’s favorite musicians, lyrics and various musical equipment. At each restaurant location, Pizzeria Paradiso will offer three different portfolio tastings all day Wednesday and Thursday. Dupont will offer pours from Shelton Importers, Georgetown will feature beers from 12 Percent, and B. United will be the portfolio offered in Old Town. Finally, Paradiso will close out the week with an all-day tap takeover highlighting Stone and their recent brewery collaboration beers. The restaurant will offer a selection of Stone brews, and each location will have a different Stone collaboration beer, and will fill the rest of the draft list with beers from the respective collaborating brewery. In addition to the Stone offerings on tap, Dupont will have brews from Odell and Marble; Georgetown will offer pours of Beavertown and Garage Project; and Old Town will feature Maine Beer Co. For more information click here.
Mon, Apr 10 - Thu, Apr 13
Iron Gate welcomes the Craft Beer Conference to DC with a week-long match-up. Maryland natives Brian Strumke of Baltimore’s Stillwater Brewery and our own Chef Anthony Chittum have paired five Stillwater drafts with a selection of la carte dishes in the most delicious of mergers. Offered in addition to the night’s regular menus, this is a don’t-miss opportunity for beer lovers of every stripe to sample through a handful of this region’s finest craft brews. 1734 N Street NW. For more information or to make a reservation, please click here or call 202.524.5202.
Tue, Apr 11 - Sun, Apr 16
End your Easter meal with pastry chef Meagan Tighe’s Golden Goose Egg, an exquisitely crafted holiday confection boasting a rich white chocolate “egg white” and silky coconut mousse encasing a passion fruit and mango “yolk” dipped in a white chocolate shell and coated in 24 karat gold leaf presented on a bed of bittersweet cocoa cake and nestled inside a “nest” of hand-shaved chocolate. The Easter dessert delicacy is garnished with the first sprouting of herbs and flowers from the restaurant’s own patio garden. The Golden Goose Egg is $45 and will be available from April 11 to April 16. 7134 Main Street, Clifton, Virginia 20124. For more information, please call 703.266.1623 or click here.
Tue, Apr 11 - Sat, Apr 15
In celebration of Thomas Jefferson’s upcoming birthday, Executive Chef Ralf Schlegel, Pastry Chef Fabrice Leray, and Wine Director and Sommelier David Metz of the award-winning team at Plume in The Jefferson, Washington, DC. will be paying homage to the American Founding Father by offering a special limited time only 5-course tasting menu. The menu will feature Virginia-sourced ingredients, while showcasing recipes from Thomas Jefferson’s personal collection, and highlighting ingredients and dishes discovered and brought back to the U.S. from his travels abroad. The birthday dinner menu will only be available for dinner service throughout the week of Jefferson’s birthday – April 11th through April 15th – with regular seatings available and reservations required. Plume’s prix fixe menu will also be available during this timeframe. Priced at $117 per person (not including tax and gratuity) – wine pairings not included but optional for $190 per person for the Virginia Wine Experience, or $260 per person for the French Wine Experience. 1200 16th Street NW. For more information call 202.448.2300 or click here.
Wed, Apr 12
Commemorate the end of the Cherry Blossom festival and the arrival of Spring as Ristorante i Ricchi features Cherry Blossom & Rain Shower Paintings by nationally-acclaimed artist, Tina Palmer. Sip specialty spring cocktails while tasting complimentary savories. The event is free. 6:00 to 8:00 pm. 1220 19th Street, NW. For more information click here.
Wed, Apr 12
Come enjoy everyone’s favorite sandwich at Bastille! Proving that grilled cheese doesn’t just have to be a couple slabs of American on white bread, Chef Christophe Poteaux has taken this classic dish and given it a Franco-contemporary twist. The restaurant will offer the following sandwiches: Brie, cracked black peppercorn, cherry chutney and arugula on multigrain bread: ($13); Comte, avocado, piquillo peppers and pesto on multigrain bread ($12) and Mimolette, Dijon, and caramelized onions on brioche ($11). The grilled cheese menu will be available for lunch in the bar and café. 606 N. Fayette Street, Alexandria, VA. For more information click here.
Wed, Apr 12
Get your hands dirty with butcher Scott Daniel Weiss as he demonstrates the secret of making the perfect burgers from grind to grill. From hamburgers to lamburgers he’ll show you how to craft them all as you enjoy tastes of our imported craft beer and lively debate over whether or not a burger is a sandwich. Pre-purchased tickets are required to attend this event – walk-ins are not permitted. $35 per person. 7:30 p.m. 1525 Wisconsin Ave, NW. For more information and to purchase tickets, please click here.
Wed, Apr 12
Chefs Christophe & Michelle Poteaux present a spectacular five-course Alsatian wine dinner from featuring the vintages of Chateau d’Otschwihr at Bastille. The $89 prix fixe menu includes an Amuse Bouche of Chicken liver tartine served with Crémant d’Alsace, 2009; followed by Tarte à l’oignon et au chêvre–goat cheese onion tart with. Frisée salad served with Pinot Blanc, Bollenberg 2015; Filet de Truite au Riesling–Trout filet with crème fraiche-Riesling sauce and mushroom fricassee paired with Riesling, Bollenberg 2015; Filet de porc, gastrique aux coings—pork tenderloin, quince wine gastric sauce, wilted Brussels sprout leaves, onions and lardons served with Pinot Gris, Grand Cru, Zinnkoepfle 2015; and dessert of apricot, almond, orange flower in phyllo served with Gewurztraminer, Bollenberg 2013. 6:30 pm. 606 N. Fayette Street, Alexandria, VA. For more information click here.
Wed, Apr 12
Hawaiian musician Kevin Brown is in town for a festival at Wolftrap. He is a slack key guitar master and is friends with Hula Girl ukulele player Ramon Camarillo. He is going to come in to Hula Girl for one night only to hang out with Ramon…a play a little music for you. They will be playing from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. 4044 Campbell Avenue, Arlington, Va. For more information on the Hula Girl concert, please call 703.998.4853. For more information on the Wolf Trap performance, please click here.
Wed, Apr 12
Come out for a late night laugh riot after the barrel aged beers, Baroness show, various other Craft Brewers Conference events of the evening. Brewers, owners, and reps from breweries including Right Proper Brewing Company, DC Brau Brewing Company, RAR Brewing, UNION Craft Brewing, Oxbow Brewing Company, Ballast Point Brewing Company and Anderson Valley Brewing Company will be given their worst/funniest beer reviews to read…and then whatever else ensues with tons of beer and microphones. 11:00 pm to 2:00 am. 1539 7th Street NW. For more information click here.