Break open the bubbly! After 10+ years on-air, Foodie and the Beast and guests luxuriated in the plush surroundings of Federal News Network’s brand new, bazillion dollar studio.
Guests for our inaugural show included (appropriately!) Claude Thibaut, co-proprietor of Northern Virginia’s famed Thibaut-Janisson Winery and a master of the "méthode champenoise" for producing spectacular, sparkling wines; lamb farmers and authors John and Sukey Jamison, proprietors of Jamison Farm, purveyors of lamb to America’s leading chefs and authors of Coyotes in the Pasture & Wolves at the Door, filled with personal stories and recipes taking you from their farm to your table; Jill Erber, CEO of Cheesetique, Northern Virginia is the go-to neighborhood restaurant and shop for fine cheeses, food-friendly wines and more; Friends Danya Degen, the sommelier at Little Pearl, and Liv Caillabet, GM of Toki Underground, created Common Cru, a monthly event at Toki that celebrates an appreciation of lesser known, reasonably priced wines, especially those that can be paired with ramen and dumplings, and located in a historic warehouse on Georgetown’s canal, Dyllan's Raw Bar Grill is a dining out gem. Owners Donald and Amy Carlin are with lots of tastes and talk of Dyllan’s, from awesome monkey bread to even more awesome ceviche.