Thursday, September 29, 2011

Don't Miss: Fourth Annual Vendages and Crafty Bastards Fair!

Lots of food fun coming up!  

The Willard InterContinental and Café du Parc celebrate its Fourth Annual Vendanges, the autumnal wine harvest festival as enjoyed throughout France.   Locals and visitors will fill the Willard courtyard September 30, from 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. to enjoy the offerings of Café du Parc’s Chef de Cuisine Angelo Galang and French regional wine purveyors featuring different styles of French wine and beers, authentic French festival dishes, live music, food, dancing and grape-stomping.   Guests can purchase tickets at the event, starting at $25 (for four items to be redeemed at food and wine stations set up throughout the courtyard.

Crafty Bastards Arts and Crafts Fair
Saturday, October 1, 2011, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Adams Morgan, Washington, DC

Street Festival on October 2nd from 5-8 p.m.

Taste of DC, the region’s largest and most eagerly anticipated food, wine and entertainment event, will return to America’s “Main Street” in downtown Washington, DC, from October 8-10, 2011.   
Taste makers from the food and beverage industries, as well as world-class entertainers, take over Pennsylvania Avenue, between 9 th and 14th Streets, NW, for a three-day celebration guaranteed to bring out the inner foodie in everyone. 

On Saturday, October 15 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., food lovers will flock to Taste of Georgetown, the "must eat" event showcasing the spectacular cuisine of over 30 of Georgetown's finest restaurants. This year, Taste of Georgetown will feature more than 60 delectable dishes to sample, a fun new "Pumpkin Food Fight" restaurant competition, Washington CityPaper Wine, Ale and Spirits Pavilion, and the jazz talents of Blues Alley.
Tickets are $5 for one tasting and $20 for five tastings, with proceeds benefiting the Georgetown Ministry Center's services supporting the homeless.

The newly expanded Hank’s Oyster Bar and Lounge, located at 1624 Q Street, NW, is presenting an exclusive Pop-Up-Dinner on October 16th at 7 PM with internationally trained Chef Thang Le.  With a theme of “travels and inspirations in Asia,” Chef/Owner Jamie Leeds of Hank’s, an important mentor in Le’s career, will be hosting the 24-person dinner event in the restaurant’s new private dining room.  This special dinner is priced at $65 per person, exclusive of tax and gratuity.  Reservations are required and made by calling (202) 462-4265 and going to Ext. 2 (Shane Mayson).  

The ultimate spice trader, Saffron King Behroush Sharifi, joins Executive Chef Rodney Scruggs to co-hose a fall spice dinner at the Occidental.  October 20th, $110 per person, five course affair.

On Thursday, Nov. 17 at 7 p.m. in an exclusive interview for the Smithsonian Associates, Martha Stewart will discuss her influences and inspirations and the continuing evolution of American domestic culture. Stewart will also make a special presentation on entertaining in the home. The event will be held at DAR Constitution Hall, 1776 D Street N.W.

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