Thursday, March 7, 2013

Upcoming Events: Keep Pouring

Want to be an artist and create your own masterpiece while sipping wine? Tel’Veh Café and Wine Bar and painting studio, BOLD strokes, debut their first wine and painting class of a monthly series, Sunday, March 10th from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm just 3 blocks from Gallery Place/Chinatown Metro or Judiciary Square. Classes are always the second Sunday of the month priced at $65 per person, including two glasses of wine and all the necessary painting materials (even the canvas and easel), plus guidance from an experienced artist. In March, Tel’Veh will showcase Spanish wines and Cubist artists from the region, such as Picasso, Juan Gris, and Maria Blanchard. If wine and art pair well with you, purchase tickets online at: or phone Tel’Veh for additional information at (202) 758-2929 or visit

CHEF TAKEOVERS AND NEW TASTING MENUS AT GRAFFIATO: Chef Mike Isabella is opening his kitchens at Graffiato for both his team and guest chefs to showcase their menus. Graffiato will offer a series of new menus and events on Sundays and Mondays, including a unique 12-course tasting menu from sous chef, Adam Brick; seasonal wine dinners with chef de cuisine, Marjorie Meek-Bradley; and monthly Industry Takeover nights with guest chefs and mixologists. Brick’s Gem Tasting Menu will be offered for $85 at the six-seat ham bar on Graffiato’s second floor at 8 p.m. every Sunday and Monday. The menu includes food “gems” made of often scare ingredients like lamb neck, pig snout and tuna marrow. Reservations are taken one month in advance by e-mailing requests to The five-course Seasonal Wine Dinners will take place one Monday per season. The next wine dinner is set for Monday, March 11, 2013, and will be co-hosted by Italian winemaker, Cesare Benvenuto, from Pio Cesare. Industry Takeover Nights will occur on the first Monday of every month from 10 p.m. - 1 p.m.

Dishcrawl Comes To Arlington!  Want to try new restaurants without the hassle of reservations and meet new people?  Join us for the first Dishcrawl Arlington on Tuesday, March 12 at 7pm in Shirlington Village.  We will visit four Shirlington restaurants, sample cuisine, meet chefs, discuss dishes and make new foodie friends.  Tickets are $45 a person and are available at  For more information, check out our website at or view our DishcrawlTV videos at

March 12, Pio Cesare: Pio Cesare has been producing top Barolos, Barbescos, Barberas and Nebbiolos since 1881. Meet Pio Boffa, great-grandson of the founding family, for an unforgettable evening of hand-crafted, classically styled and renowned Piedmont wines. $125  Tickets for The Capital Wine Festival can be purchased at

March 19, Wine and Soul:  Owner/winemaker Sandra Tavares de Silva presents an outstanding selection of Portuguese wines, produced in Douro, overlooking the Douro River and the mountainous region of Portugal. These wines are some of the most highly regarded wines in Portugal. $135  Tickets for The Capital Wine Festival can be purchased at

March 26,  Tres Sabores and Calder Wine Co.This is a unique opportunity to meet two artisan winemakers from Napa- mother Julie Johnson and son Rory Williams. Julie, owner and winemaker from Tres Sabores, showcases her boutiquewines; alongside Rory, owner and winemaker from Calder Wine Company, who makes one of only a handful of Charbonos produced in the world. $125  Tickets for The Capital Wine Festival can be purchased at

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