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Oct
2
Wed
Breast Cancer Awareness Month Promotions
Oct 2 – Oct 31 all-day
Breast Cancer Awareness Month Promotions
In support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Osteria Morini and Nicoletta Italian Kitchen will feature the pop-of-pink Royal Blush cocktail. The rose-hued cocktail is $13, and a portion of the proceeds from the Royal Blush cocktail will benefit the American Medical Women’s Association’s Breast Cancer Task Force. 
The Dandelion will be serving ‘Proper Pink Scones’: homemade scones topped with festive pink sprinkles and served with Devonshire cream, lemon curd, and raspberry jam. Proceeds from every order of the Dandelion’s Proper Pink Scones will be donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
Parc will be offering bags of special pink macarons, 6 for $5. The raspberry macarons feature a fresh raspberry puree enfolded into the center filling, encased by delicate almond and meringue shells. Parc will be donating $1 from the sale of each bag to Living Beyond Breast Cancer.
In support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Petite Loulou will be painting its pastries pink and donating funds to Living Beyond Breast Cancer.
Photo Credit: Getty Images.

 

Oct
7
Mon
Passport to Peru @ China Chilcano
Oct 7 – Nov 3 all-day
Passport to Peru @ China Chilcano

Celebrate the wonders of Peruvian cuisine at China Chilcano’s upcoming festival, Passport to Peru. Each evening during the festival, you can make selections from a special dinner menu featuring dishes from Peru’s distinct and flavorful regions: Coast, Andes, Selva, and Lima. Chef Carlos Delgado will feature dishes such as Patarashca, Asado Cusqueno, Papa a la Huancaina, and Ceviche Amazonico on the Passport to Peru menu. Additionally, a selection of wines and cocktails will be offered at a special price. You are invited to stop in and experience the diverse culinary offerings of Peru – right here in Washington, DC. For more information, please click here.

Oct
15
Tue
Espookio Celebration @ Estadio
Oct 15 – Oct 31 all-day
Espookio Celebration @ Estadio

Estadio will once again become 14th Street’s destination for haunting eats and drinks this October, as the restaurant transforms into “Espookio” for the third year in a row, celebrating the spooky holiday with ghoulish décor, a special menu of festively decorated pintxos, tapas, desserts and “boos”y drinks. Espookio will run from October 15-31, capping off the month with Estadio’s 4th Annual Halloween Spooktacular Bash.

Estadio’s Executive Chef Rufino Bautista and Pastry Chef Rene Abarca have created 14 haunting savory and sweet bites for the two-week celebration.

 

Oct
17
Thu
PUB Grimm Halloween Pop-Up @ PUB Grimm
Oct 17 – Nov 3 all-day
PUB Grimm Halloween Pop-Up @ PUB Grimm
Drink Company proudly announces PUB Grimm, a Halloween pop-up experience in Washington, D.C. that celebrates the darker side of the classic Brothers Grimm fairy tales, opening Thursday, October 17th. In true Pop-Up Bar (PUB) fashion, the over-the-top décor will transport you to the Black Forest with Hansel and Gretel’s house, Rapunzel’s tower, and the wicked queen’s mirror. “Revisiting Grimms’ fairy tales has been a fantastic creative journey for me,” says Special Projects Manager, Adriana Salame-Aspiazu, “I want it to be that for our guests too.” At PUB Grimm, you can traverse the thorny hedge from Briar Rose as straw is spun into gold, see Rapunzel’s golden hair under the full moon, and in a royal castle, test your luck fitting into Cinderella’s shoe. The cocktails at PUB Grimm also represent a journey through the stories and season. Paul Taylor created a special menu of cocktails for the PUB, including The Glass Slipper (Monkey 47 Gin, dry vermouth, orange bitters, spruce oil), The Fairest Apple of Them All (Smooth Ambler American Whiskey, maple, apple cider, vinegar, bitters), and Crumby Directions (Powers Gold Label Irish Whiskey, ginger, honey, lemon, smoked Allspice). PUB Grimm has also partnered with chef Mike O’Brien from The Berliner who will serve classic brats, frankfurters, soft pretzels and more alongside Taylor’s creations. And PUB Grimm has partnered with the D.C. Public Library Foundation (DCPLF), which will present a Drag Queen Story Hour every Saturday from 5:30-6:30 p.m. where drag performers will read classic fairy tales in costume and a portion of the proceeds from drinks will benefit the DCPLF.  The crowning moment of PUB Grimm, pun intended, will be Halloween itself and include free candy and drink specials all night long. PUB Grimm’s Grand Opening is October 17th and will run through November 3rd. Halloween is ticketed and has limited availability ($15 per person). Hours: Tuesday – Thursday 5:00 p.m to 12:30 a.m.; Friday – Saturday 5:00 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. For more information click here. 
Oct
19
Sat
A Sparkling Rendezvous on the River Seine @ Paris
Oct 19 – Oct 29 all-day
A Sparkling Rendezvous on the River Seine @ Paris

Please join Chef Jacques Haeringer of the famed L’Auberge Chez François and Jacques’ Brasserie for their continuing exciting Culinary Adventures, “A Sparkling Rendezvous on the River Seine”, along with friends at Tauck Tours.

That’s Chef Jacques Haeringer’s philosophy: delectable cuisine, Champagnes, French wines, dancing and enjoying old and new friends in a most relaxing and beautiful environment with tastes to be savored and culinary adventures to be experienced…how much better can life get?

Travel with Chef Jacques as your Parisian Rhapsody flows through the heart of the city of l’amour, meanders through painted landscapes and flowers with romance in seaside villages and exquisite gardens along the Seine on this oh la la Paris to Normandy river cruise aboard the intimate ms Sapphine.

Passengers joining Chef Jacques along the Seine will enjoy numerous special culinary perks, including on- board cooking demonstrations featuring products of the region and locally sourced Chef Dinners aboard (think the region’s culinary masterpieces including delectable seafood, lamb, cheeses, butter, Calvados, Cider, Apples and more).

Don’t forget our lively Champagne and Wine Tastings, from L’Auberge Chez François’ many winemaker friends, who will be joining us at different ports, from a country that’s home to some of the world’s most exceptional wines.

Chef will also lend his expertise on all things French, culture and even French language speaking lessons to assist you in your meandering through the beautiful countryside and local towns. For the entire cruise route and pricing, please click here. 

FOURTH ANNUAL DC FOOD RECOVERY WEEK @ Patagonia Washington DC
Oct 19 – Oct 26 all-day
FOURTH ANNUAL DC FOOD RECOVERY WEEK @ Patagonia Washington DC

It’s DC Food Recovery Week, the DC area’s annual push to address the approximately 40 percent of America’s food that gets dumped every year—is put on by the DC Food Recovery Working Group. A full list of events is available here. Folks eager to learn can take classes covering topics like low-waste cooking, plastic-free shopping, and assessing whether produce is still good to eat. Those looking for a sustainable bite should head to the annual happy hour at Truxton Circle’s ANXO Cidery & Pintxos Bar, which will feature specials made from underutilized ingredients. For anyone craving a side of entertainment with their food waste awareness, multiple film screenings are on offer. For more information, click here.

Oct
23
Wed
All Night Happy Hour Al Fresco @ Cinghiale
Oct 23 all-day
All Night Happy Hour Al Fresco @ Cinghiale
It’s always happy hour outside on the patio at Cinghiale. You asked for it, they listened. Enjoy $5 drink specials and $6 antipasti misti plate every night of the week, all night long al fresco. Prefer their picturesque bar? Stop by Thursdays and Fridays from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. for their regular happy hour. For more information, please click here.
Photo Credit: Cinghiale.
BRAIN BUSTERS AND BEER: CITY WORKS TRIVIA NIGHTS @ City Works
Oct 23 all-day
BRAIN BUSTERS AND BEER: CITY WORKS TRIVIA NIGHTS @ City Works

City Works extends its weeknight offerings with the start of trivia night every Wednesday. City Works’ team trivia is hosted by District Trivia of the Washington, DC metro area. The weeknight trivia offers winners weekly prizes of $10 and $25 gift cards, as well as a chance for guests to qualify for District Trivia’s community tournament and a grand prize of $5,000 cash. 7:00 p.m.

ChurchKey Presents Panamanian Powerhouse Casa Bruja Brewing Co @ ChurchKey
Oct 23 all-day
ChurchKey Presents Panamanian Powerhouse Casa Bruja Brewing Co @ ChurchKey

Join ChurchKey as they welcome Panama’s Casa Bruja Brewing Company to the District. On this night, they’ll pour 9 drafts from this leader in the Latin American brewing scene. Casa Bruja was the first craft brewery in Panama. Many consider it to be responsible for starting what is now a multi-billion dollar craft beer industry in their home country. ChurchKey is excited to feature a stellar lineup of Casa Bruja’s tart & funky ales — including Diez Manos, Flower Sour, Sereno & a variety of fruited Goses! There is no admission fee for this event. The event is from 4:00 to 11:30 p.m.

Photo Credit: ChurchKey.

Fairmont Washington, D.C., Georgetown’s Oktoberfest @ Fairmont Washington, D.C., Georgetown
Oct 23 all-day
Fairmont Washington, D.C., Georgetown’s Oktoberfest @ Fairmont Washington, D.C., Georgetown
Fairmont Washington, D.C., Georgetown invites you to their Oktoberfest featuring a live grilling station, German style draft beer and German music. Executive Chef Jordi Gallardo and his team are preparing Bauernwurst, a locally handcrafted German sausage, and Weisswurst, a traditional Bavarian sausage, served with Kartoffelsalat, German potato salad, and a pretzel bread for just $15. A selection of traditional sweet and spicy mustards will be available too. You will also enjoy beer including $6 drafts of Warsteiner or Samuel Adams OctoberFest. The event is from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Photo Credit: Fairmont Washington, D.C., Georgetown.