Thursday, June 2, 2011

Food and Wine Fun in June and July

Photo by Emily Clack
Park Hyatt Washington will host its Masters of Food and Wine event with delectable opportunities to salute the flavors, culture and talents of American winemakers and chefs. This special gastronomic weekend will feature cheese and wine tastings, as well as exclusive lunches and dinners focusing on the region’s freshest ingredients. June 2-5th.

June 3 and June 4
Public Times:  7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
National Building Museum
401 F Street, NW, Washington, D.C.
I'll be there Saturday.   
To celebrate 11 years of Fondue, The Melting Pot of Arlington is offering a 3 course meal for only $30.  Check it out June 6th and 7th.

Sustainable Seafood Fare is on June 8th and 9th. Sample a wide variety of sustainable seafood dishes created by chefs of Washington and the Gulf states while learning more from the chefs about choosing and preparing sustainable seafood. In addition, assorted charcuterie, desserts, artisanal cheeses, and wines from 25 wineries provided by members of the Rhone Rangers from California to Virginia will also be served.

Urban Picnic
Thursday, June 9
6-9 PM
The Textile Museum
In the spirit of the exhibition Green: the Color and the Cause, start the summer off right with an evening in one of the most beautiful hidden garden gems in DC. Dress fit for a summer picnic, and join us on the lawn for games, a round of beach blanket bingo, live music, drinks and market treats. Enter our cool galleries to explore how artists are reacting to the "green" movement and what the color has meant to cultures throughout the ages. Presented in partnership with The Pink Line Project. Fee: $10 (TM members recieve a complimentary drink). Print your tickets at home for easy entry.

A premium cigar event on the secluded patio at Morton’s The Steakhouse in Reston Town Center on June 10th from 6:30-8:30 p.m.  Guests will enjoy a selection of Morton’s signature hors d’oeuvres paired with refreshing warm weather wines and cigars from legendary local producer Paul Garmirian.   

The Washington Center will host the second annual InternsROCK! program in Washington, DC, June 10 – 19, 2011.  A city-wide intern appreciation week, the initiative honors the approximately 20,000 interns who congregate to the nation’s capital each summer. As a way to give back to interns, local businesses will offer discounts at restaurants, museums, sporting venues, concert halls, retail outlets and other attractions. 

On Tuesday, June 14th, The Pink Line Project hosts the second iteration of the artfully inspired food-centric events, with Cuisine Contra: Green is Delicious, an exquisite summer evening, with a cocktail reception and sit-down three-course dinner with recipes provided by Chef Seaver. He'll be on site to sign copies of his new book, "For Cod and Country: Simple, Delicious Sustainable Cooking."

From June 15-19th 2011, Et Voila! Belgian Bistro will celebrate the rich, unique flavors of Belgian Beers with food, flights and tastings at the 1st Annual Belgian Beer Festival

The Second Annual Urban Farm Table Under the Stars will take place Friday, June 17, 2011 at 6:30 PM.   The four course celebration will take place on the Woodrow Wilson Plaza at the International Trade Center and Ronald Reagan Building. The presenting chefs for Urban Farm Table on the Plaza are Jaime Mon of Zentan; Todd Gray of Equinox and Watershed; Xavier Deshayes of the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center; and Amy Brandwein of Casa Nonna.

Nordic Food Days will take place June 19-26th. Washingtonians will be invited to experience food prepared by five of the world’s best chefs from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden over the course of one week.

RAMMY's on June 26th.

An incredible evening of generosity, Chef's Best Dinner and Auction Presented by ING brings the community together in support of the clients of Food & Friends. Join us for culinary creations, creative cocktails, enticing auction items and to deliver hope, one meal at a time!  Monday, June 27, 2011:  VIP Reception  5:30pm    Main Event  6:30pm at the Washington Hilton
1919 Connecticut Avenue, NW  Washington, DC.

Celebrate July 4th at Café du Parc on Pennsylvania Avenue - America’s Main Street!   The Willard InterContinental is hosting a block party-style celebration with live rock band from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.   Café du Parc’s signature plates range from $7.95 to $10.00 and include; classic Willard Burger with cheddar, lettuce, tomato, and onion, pesto chicken sandwich on a brioche sesame bun, Kobe Beef hot dog with traditional accompaniment, locally made Italian sausage sandwich with grilled peppers and onions. cheese and coleslaw.

The National Association for the Specialty Food Trade, Inc. (NASFT), is pleased to announce the Outstanding Specialty Food Retailers of 2011. They are: Central Market, Austin, Texas; Fromagination, Madison, Wisc.; Olives Gourmet Grocer, Long Beach, Calif.; The Cheese Iron, Portland, Maine; The Fresh Market, Greensboro, N.C.; and ZZest Market and Café, Rochester, Minn. The awards will be presented July 11, 2011, at the Summer Fancy Food Show in Washington, D.C., in a red-carpet ceremony hosted by Celebrity Chef Cat Cora. Winners are featured in the June issue of the NASFT’s Specialty Food Magazine and at

The Willard continues its celebration of independence on July 14th - Bastille Day on Pennsylvania Avenue’s Champs Elysee!  The party takes place outdoors at Café du Parc for lunch and dinner from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  Enjoy live music, grilled French specialties, crêpecarte French specialties are priced from $16.00 to $35.00.

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