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.
Sat, Apr 15 - Sun, May 14
Join Centrolina for their pottery pop-up shop happening over the next month. Chef and owner Amy Brandwein – a supporter and patron of local artisans – welcomes ceramic artist Olivia Di Benigno, founder of Studio North Ceramics in Springfield, Va., to showcase her hand-thrown tableware in the specialty market at Centrolina. Items displayed will be available for purchase, and forms for custom orders will also be available. 974 Palmer Alley NW. For more information, please click here.
Sat, Apr 29 - Sat, May 06
Far from being your typical culinary vacation, this journey is focused on the discovery of Umbrian cuisine, its wines and its century old farm traditions. Join award-winning Chef Kevin Fonzo, the Wine Fairy (Art in Voyage’s international wine expert coming directly from South Africa) and their local resident Chef Alessandra, discovering or re-discovering a true pallet of colors and flavors. Spend seven nights in a breathtakingly renovated eleventh century church and country house situated in the middle of vineyards and olive groves. Your stay includes dinners prepared by Chefs Fonzo and resident Chef Alessandra, informative cooking classes with local chefs, wine tastings and classes with the witty Wine Fairy and guided tours of the region. Cars will be provided on a complimentary basis. Bikes and other services will be arranged at your request. Prices begin at $3,399. For more information and to purchase tickets, please click here.
Wed, May 03 - Fri, May 05
In honor of the upcoming holiday and a founding and treasured employee who hails from Pachuca, Mexico, GCDC Grilled Cheese Bar presents Elsi’s homemade Cinco de Mayo fajita grilled cheese. Available for $10 at lunch and $13 at dinner. Throughout the special, Coronas are offered for $3 each and Patron Silver for $9 each, as well. 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. 1730 Pennsylvania Avenue NW. For more information, please click here.
Thu, May 04
Join Central for an intimate dinner in the Jean-Louis Palladin room, featuring the excellent Rhone Valley winemaker/proprietor Philippe Plantevin in his first visit to the Unites States in 3 years. The late Chef Michel Richard was so taken with the quality and value of Philippe’s wines that he chose the Cotes du Rhone Villages “La Daurelle” to be his “Cuvee Speciale Michel Richard” for his flagship restaurant, Citronelle, and now you can experience the magic that Chef Michel found so striking in the wines of Domaine Philippe Plantevin. Central Michel Richard’s Executive Chef David Deshaies and Sommelier Brian Zipin have expertly paired Philippe’s wines with a dynamic five-course menu featuring both new signature dishes and timeless Michel Richard classics. The wines of Philippe Plantevin will also be available for purchase at special discounted pricing on the evening of the dinner through Washington DC’s Ace Beverage. Dinner and pairings is priced at $95 per person, exclusive of tax and gratuity. 1001 Pennsylvania Avenue NW. To reserve your seat, please call David Hale of Vinifrance Imports at 812.325.8765.
Thu, May 04
Enjoy happy hour at BKK, the Thai noodle restaurant from the folks behind Beau Thai. (Fun fact: “BKK” is the airport abbreviation for Bangkok, capital of Thailand). BKK features unique appetizers (like steamed buns, gyoza, pork shoulder sliders, and pomelo salad) and Thai noodle dishes (noodle stir fries and noodle bowls), all made from scratch. BKK offers a cocktail on draft and a nice wine, beer, and sake selection. Happy hour specials include half-price Singha, spring rolls, and fried tofu, and all wines by the glass are priced at $5. Happy hour is available daily from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. 1700 New Jersey Ave NW. For more information, please click here.
Thu, May 04 - Sun, May 07
Each week on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings, Via Umbria hosts intimate Italian dinner parties in their demonstration kitchen where you are seated around a community table and can interact with the chef throughout the meal. Each week, the theme of the dinner changes, and for May, some highlights include Italian barbeque; Festa del Limone, which will showcase the flavors of fresh Italian lemons; and a Weekend in Umbria, which features the traditional flavors of Umbrian cuisine. $75 per person. 1525 Wisconsin Avenue NW. For more information and to purchase tickets, please click here.
Thu, May 04
Please join L’Auberge Chez François for a dinner featuring the wines of Paitin. Since they first purchased the farmstead, wine cellar and vineyards in 1796, the Pasquero-Elia family has been producing acclaimed wines in the Piedmont region of northwest Italy, exporting them as early as 1898. Enjoy this four-course wine dinner for $140 per person. 6:30 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. 332 Springvale Road, Great Falls, Va. For more information and tickets, please click here.
Thu, May 04
The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm will be hosting a North Gate Vineyards Wine Dinner. There will be a light reception followed by a 5-course meal. Each course paired with wines from North Gates Vineyards. $125 per person plus tax and gratuity. 7:00 p.m. 42461 Lovettsville Road, Lovettsville, Va. For more information and to make reservation, please click here.
Thu, May 04 - Sat, May 06
The Explorer is a pineapple-infused Pisco cocktail with lime juice and simple syrup, topped with a pineapple “glacier.” This cocktail is available to order off of the Ritz Carlton’s Spring/Summer cocktail menu. While sipping on the cocktail, you are helping to save the seas, as $1 of each sale will go to Jean-Michel Cousteau’s foundation, the Ocean Futures Society. Their mission: to explore our global ocean, inspiring and educating people throughout the world to act responsibly for its protection, documenting the critical connection between humanity and nature, and celebrating the ocean’s vital importance to the survival of all life on our planet. 3100 South Street NW. For more information, please click here.
Thu, May 04
After this cool spring, the back patio at Rocklands Barbeque and Grilling Company in Arlington looks pretty inviting. Rocklands will officially kick off patio season with a special evening of food and drink to benefit Doorways for Women and Families. You’ll mingle on the patio munching on pork pulled from a whole roast pig, and fresh oysters roasted over a wood fire. Rocklands will tap a keg from Right Proper Brewing Company just for the event and offer a selection of wine from the bar. Rocklands is donating all the oysters, barbequed pork, sides, beer and wine so 100 percent of the ticket price goes directly to support Doorways’ families and programs. Raffle tickets can be bought online or at the door for $5 or 5 for $20. Raffle prizes include gift certificates to local restaurants and shops, DC United gear, a spa package and more. In addition, they will be auctioning off a hockey stick signed by Washington Capitals player, Andre Burakovsky #65. Tickets to the event are $25, and may be purchased online or at the door. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. 3471 Washington Boulevard, Arlington, Va. To purchase tickets, please click here.
Thu, May 04
Come to Ivy City Seafood Market to learn how to properly shuck oysters. Their expert shucker Dave will guide a small group through a variety of shucking styles and oyster varieties. Step up your shellfish palate as you shuck (& eat) your way through a dozen oysters. They will have a blend of cultivated, wild, East Coast, and West Coast oysters for you to try. The hour-long class includes the oysters, instruction, and a shuck-kit: a shucking knife, board, and towel that you get to take home for future shucks. Sign up online or in the market. $50 per person. 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. 356 Okie Street NE. For more information, please click here or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thu, May 04
Sip champagne and enjoy hand-crafted hors d’oeuvres by Via Umbria while supporting women from all backgrounds. The Strong Women in Fashion event will showcase the latest spring trends with new arrivals from Signature Dresses and LiLi The First, as well as the newest trends in hair and makeup featuring Illusions Salon of Georgetown. This event is hosted by female business owners uniting together to empower more women in the workforce by donating proceeds, including ticket sales, to Suited for Change. Suited for Change is the leading area nonprofit providing professional attire, mentoring, and job-readiness skills to women seeking financial independence. Models include local DC fashion and lifestyle bloggers who have created an incredible community of women supporting other women. Join us for an evening of fashion, fun, and women’s empowerment. Tickets cost $25 per person. 7:00 p.m. 1525 Wisconsin Avenue NW. For more information and to purchase tickets, please click here.
Thu, May 04
Warm up to Kentucky Derby fever with a look at racing in old D.C. Sip, snack, and savor artifacts and stories of a time when wealthy bettors gamboled and hooves pounded in the streets of America’s young capital. Learn about the builder of Tudor Place and his quest to breed and bet on the fastest horses in town. Admission includes wine, beer, soft drinks, and appetizers. Must be 21 or older. Tudor Nights, offered four times a year, are free for individual (1 person) and family (2) members. $15 per non-member. 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m 1644 31 Street NW. For more information, please click here.