Fri, May 26 - Mon, Sep 04
This Memorial Day through Labor Day, Gaylord National Resort offers a vacation destination like no other. Enjoy Aquafina Summer movie matinees, music mystery scavenger hunt and the Summer PJ party featuring a silent disco party. Throughout the summer celebration, Gaylord National will play homage to American Music – including jazz, country music and more – with first-class musical performers throughout the hotel and restaurants. The best way to experience SummerFest is to spend the night with the Gaylord National Resort. Music of America package includes accommodations, $100 resort credit, two Capital Wheel tickets, and self-parking. $299 per night. 201 Waterfront Street National Harbor, Md. For more information and to purchase tickets, please click here.
Wed, Jun 21 - Sun, Aug 27
The most anticipated pop-up of the summer is coming. Drink Company and Ommegang Brewery presents the Game of Thrones Pop-Up Bar (PUB), in the spaces formerly known as Mockingbird Hill, Southern Efficiency, and Eat the Rich. At the Game of Thrones PUB, you will visit scenes from the North, the Red Keep, Mereen, the House of Black and White, and the Throne Room. Cocktails such as What is Dead May Never Die and The Lannisters Send their Regards will be paired with the show’s soundtrack. Swords, dragons, horns, and an Iron Throne help celebrate the show’s summer return. The Red Keep features the Armory, where you can pledge allegiance to your house banners, and take a picture as the flayed man on a custom piece built by The Strong Oaks Woodshop. Just not during the show itself when the bar will be closed. Ommegang Brewery’s Bend the Knee, the official Game of Thrones beer, will be on draft. Monday – Thursday, 5:00 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., Friday – Saturday, 5:00 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Sunday, 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. 1839-1843 7th Street NW. For more information, please click here.
Mon, Jun 26
At Washington, DC’s only urban distillery and restaurant combination, the synergy between food and drink is always the focus and will be highlighted at ‘The Spirit of Cooking,’ a new series of cooking classes in which head distiller Matt Strickland and Executive Chef Justin Bittner team up to present an intimate, interactive cooking class at the Chef’s Counter, a small room built into Bittner’s kitchen. Running monthly, each Spirit of Cooking class will focus on tasting one of District Distilling Co.’s spirits both straight and in cocktail form. Chef Justin Bittner will prepare a menu to accompany the spirit and demonstrate technique and preparations in an interactive, hands-on setting, followed by a dinner of dishes demonstrated. The series kicks off with a focus on District Distilling’s newest spirit launch, the WildJune Western-Style Gin. Chef Bittner will teach cooking whole fish in various techniques. Attendees will learn how to prepare sauces and rubs to accompany whole fish, preparation methods and enjoy a dinner of three types of whole fish and accompaniments paired with Wildjune-based cocktails. Tickets are priced at $60 per person. 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. 1414 U Street NW. For more information and to purchase tickets, please click here.
Mon, Jun 26
Join the Jaleo Crystal City team for an exciting evening of food and wine pairings mixed with a healthy dose of competition. This rendition of Somms Uncorked at Jaleo Crystal City will be an epic American wines vs. Spanish wines smackdown featuring Andy Myers, Master Sommelier for José Andrés ThinkFoodGroup, representing Spain and David Metz, Sommelier and Wine Director for Plume, representing USA. The night includes a Five-course Dinner from Jaleo Crystal City Head Chef Aaron Helfand, Ten Unique Wine Pairings: USA vs. Spain, and One Champion (with infinite bragging rights). 6:30 p.m. 2250 Crystal Drive, Arlington, VA. For more information, please click here.
Mon, Jun 26
The Wine Kitchen, known for its abundant and exclusive wine menu, is pleased to announce a special Red vs. White Wine Dinner paired with fresh farm to table masterpieces. Dinner will offer five opportunities to taste wines with dishes prepared by Chef Tim Rowley. The price for the event is $85 per person plus tax. Dinner begins at 7:00 p.m. 7 South King Street, Leesburg, Va. For more information, please call 703.777.9463 or click here.