News for Restaurants in Washington DC
José Andrés and his culinary team at Jaleo will celebrate the eleventh annual Paella Festival from July 29-August 11 by offering paella specials and a unique cocktail that will be available during lunch and dinner service. All three Jaleo locations are participating, with a kickoff celebration at the Crystal City branch on Monday, July 29, from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Guests will enjoy complimentary paella and cocktails to welcome the return of paella season. The event is open to the public with a suggested donation of $20 to benefit World Central Kitchen. Reservations can be made by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Recipes this year are being created by Jaleo’s Research & Development chef Ramón Martínez and Jaleo DC’s head chef Paul Yeck. Jaleo, 480 Seventh St. NW, Washington, DC 20004, 202-628-7949.
Summer days bring the return of Oyamel Cocina Mexicana’s annual celebration honoring the summer harvest of squash blossoms until July 28, José Andrés and his culinary team at Oyamel, led by chef Colin King, will celebrate the annual Squash Blossom Festival with a variety of rotating menu specials priced from $7 to $13, available for lunch and dinner. Note that the squash blossom or "flor de calabaza" is a traditional ingredient in Mexican cooking, known for versatility in everything from soup to quesadillas. Oyamel Cocina Mexicana, 401 Seventh St. NW, Washington, DC 20004, 202-628-1005.
The Palm is offering Summer Lobster for Two through August 31. The special, priced at $79.95, includes a four-pound jumbo Nova Scotia lobster tail, two starters (Caesar salad, lobster bisque, watermelon and mozzarella salad) and two individual sides. The Palm, 1225 19th St. NW, Washington, DC 20036, 202-293-9091.
Bistro Vivant will offer specials to coincide with August’s performances of “Bugs Bunny at the Symphony II” at Wolf Trap. From July 28-August 2, the restaurant’s blackboard will note “Wabbit” Season and Duck Season. Specials from the former will include rabbit Provençale, roulade of rabbit and rabbit liver pâté, as well as hasenpfeffer, a traditional German dish of spiced rabbit stew. Duck selections will include duck confit and duck fat fries. A variety of stinky cheeses such as Roquefort, Camembert and Époisses will also be available, and for dessert, expect Banana Cream Pie In-The-Face at no extra charge. Bistro Vivant, 1394 Chain Bridge Rd., McLean, VA 22101, 703-356-1700.
Check back soon for more news.
View our calendar of Wine Dinners & Tastings in Washington DC
Current News View archived news: September 2014 | August 2014 | July 2014 | June 2014 | May 2014 | April 2014 | March 2014 | February 2014 | January 2014 | December 2013 | October 2013 | September 2013 | August 2013 | July 2013 | June 2013 | May 2013 | April 2013 | March 2013 | February 2013 | January 2013 | December 2012 | November 2012 | October 2012 | September 2012 | August 2012 | July 2012 | June 2012 | May 2012 | April 2012 | March 2012 | February 2012 | January 2012 | December 2011 | November 2011 | October 2011 | September 2011 | August 2011 | July 2011 | June 2011 | May 2011 | April 2011 | March 2011 | February 2011 | January 2011 | December 2010 | November 2010 | October 2010 | September 2010 | August 2010 | July 2010 | June 2010 | May 2010 | April 2010 | March 2010 | February 2010 | January 2010 | December 2009 | November 2009 | October 2009 | September 2009 | August 2009 | July 2009 | June 2009 | May 2009 | April 2009 | March 2009 | February 2009 | January 2009 | December 2008 | November 2008 | October 2008 | September 2008 | August 2008 | July 2008 | June 2008 | May 2008 | April 2008 | March 2008