Washington DC Area Culinary Events
Hungry? Need to fill your culinary calendar? Here is where you will find all the restaurant and culinary happenings in Greater Washington D.C. We feature a calendar of special dinners, tasting menus, prix-fixe meals, food festivals and other culinary events, including regularly occurring food events as well as special one-time-only DC events featuring top chefs. Keep checking back so you can know all that's going on in the world of restaurant and food events in Washington, D.C. and the surrounding suburbs. We've also go the latest Washington DC Restaurant News and Wine Events.
Whisky Live, the globetrotting whisky tasting and sampling event, will stop in Washington, D.C., at the Grand Hyatt Washington. Admission includes a souvenir tasting glass, full dinner buffet, live entertainment and access to whisky sampling. For more information, visit Whisky Live's website
Through March 2016
Chef Michael White’s Osteria Morini is offering a special rotating menu of executive chef Matt Adler’s homemade pastas for only $10 an order. Patrons can expect to sample three classic pasta dishes from the Emilia-Romagna area of Italy, such as tagliatelle with antica ragù and gramigna with pork sausage ragù. Patrons will also enjoy several pasta inventions of the restaurant’s kitchen. This Monday pasta special lasts until the end of March 2016. Osteria Morini, 301 Water St. SE, Washington, DC 20003, 202-484-0660.
COCHON 555 (five chefs, five pigs, five winemakers), a traveling culinary competition and tasting event, heads to Washington, D.C. Created to promote a national conversation around the sustainable farming of heritage breed pigs, each event challenges five local chefs to prepare a menu from heritage breed pigs. Tickets start at $125. For more information, visit the official website
The James Beard Foundation's Celebrity Chef Tour will stop in Washington, D.C. at Zaytinya. Participating chefs will include host chef and JBF Award Winner José Andrés, JBF Award Winner Jeff Buben (Bistro Bis, Vidalia, Woodward Table, and Woodward Takeout Food, Washington, D.C.), JBF Award Winner Ann Cashion (Cashion's Eat Place, Johnny’s Half Shell, and Taqueria Nacional, Washington, D.C.), JBF Award Winner Roberto Donna (Alba Osteria and Al Dente, Washington, D.C.), Mark Furstenberg (Bread Furst, Washington, D.C.), Ris Lacoste (Ris, Washington, D.C.), Nora Pouillon (Nora, Washington, D.C.), JBF Award Winner Frank Ruta (The Grill Room, Washington, D.C.), Robert Wiedmaier (Brasserie Beck, Marcel's, and Mussel Bar and Grille, Washington, D.C.). For more information, visit the James Beard Foundation's official website
Masa 14, Richard Sandoval's Latin-Asian-inspired neighborhood restaurant, is introducing three nightly specials plus an extended happy hour going through the weekend. The $4 happy hour specials run every day of the week from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. at the downstairs bar, upstairs bar and lounge, and on the recently opened 50-seat rooftop deck. The happy hour features $4 draft beers of Yuengling, Dos Equis and Amstel Light; $4 house red or white wine; as well as $4 cocktails that include the Strawberry Lemonade and Margarita Tradicional. Masa 14, 1825 14th St. NW, Washington, DC 20009, 202-328-1414.
El Centro D.F. is offering nightly specials that mean Mexican-inspired fun with Sangria Sundays, followed by Margarita Mondays, Taco Tuesdays, Ladies Latin Night Thursdays, and International Fridays and Saturdays. These nightly specials begin at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday and at 11 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Sangria Sundays provides the ideal opportunity to sip on four varieties of El Centro's seasonal sangria. The list changes weekly and may include libations such as Melocoton Blanco, made from a combination of white wine, triple sec, peach schnapps, fresh peaches, orange juice and cinnamon sticks. El Centro D.F., 1819 14th St. NW, Washington, DC 20009, 202-328-3131.
Happy hour takes place Monday through Friday from 4 p.m.-6 p.m. in the lounge at The Source by Wolfgang Puck. Select any three food items on the izakaya menu for $22. Choices might include Sichuan chicken dumplings, tempura shrimp roll, Chinese spare ribs, barbecued lamb samosas and a yuzu-lime tart. The Source by Wolfgang Puck, Newseum, 575 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20001, 202-637-6100.
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