Thursday, July 25, 2013

Upcoming Events Around DC

DC Drive-In at Union Market: Union Market will be hosting the inaugural “DC Drive-In,” an outdoor summer movie series starting on Friday, July 12. Over the summer, come watch classic Washington D.C.- centric films on Union Market’s 3-story wall. Pre-show festivities will include music, contests and special giveaways and movies will begin at 9pm. A variety of Union Market vendors will also participate, serving food, drinks and fun snacks. The DC Drive-In is free to attend, however reservations are suggested for cars. There will also be a picnic area in the parking lot for bikers and walkers – no reservations are required for the picnic area. The schedule for the DC Drive-In is as follows:
· July 26th - The American President
· August 2nd - No Way Out

Join DGS and Entry Point DC for three interactive cooking classes. Price includes 1 hour class, plus small bites, sparkling wine, and take away recipes. July 27th at 4pm. Fish: Cured, Smoked and Pickled.  The delicatessen traces its roots to Eastern Europe, where our great grandparents cured, smoked and pickled fish. We’ve relearned this important food tradition at DGS. In the second class of the series, Chef Koslow will teach you how to cure salmon, smoke whitefish, and pickle bluefish. 

Visit the iCi Urban Bistro at the Sofitel Hotel Lafayette Square location for their fabulous Five Course Wine Pairing Dinner on Sunday July 28, 2013 at 7:00pm. The five courses include Escargot de Bourgogne, Blue Crab Salad, a Quail Trio, and finally the Chef’s Tartine with vanilla ice cream. The wines are from the family owned winery Domaine Roux Père & Fils. They have a phenomenal reputation and wine collection. Currently, the fifth generation of the family is overseeing operations and they are one of the 10 largest landholders of Côte d’Or. There is a glass of wine paired with each individual course, including a Gevrey-Chambertin 2011 and Riesling Altenbourg Vendanges Tardives 2009. This all-inclusive (tax and service) five-course meal is $140. Please call Louis Cancel at (202)-730-8417 and inquire about a special pricing for parties of 8 or more. The iCi Urban Bistro is located at 806 15th St, NW Washington, DC 20005.

“DC’s Cocktail Culture” Cocktail Class: U Street's Vinoteca is exploring what DC is now drinking with its "DC's Cocktail Culture" cocktail class on Tuesday, July 30th from 7-9pm. Led by Vinoteca mixologist Horus Alvarez, the hands-on cocktail class will start with prohibition, exploring what the District's bar scene was like before and after, and introduce DC's signature cocktail, the Rickey. Alvarez will then cover cocktail-making basics, showcase a variety of locally-distilled spirits such as Green Hat Gin and Wasmund's Whisky, and then explore the "revolution of mixology" in the District and beyond. The intimate class will explore and pour four different cocktails, and include light food pairings from Executive Chef Lonnie Zoeller as well as a $5 gift card to come back and enjoy more cocktails at Vinoteca. The cocktail class is $50 per person plus tax. Space is limited so reservations are encouraged and can be made by calling (202) 332-9463 or

Takeover Night at Graffiato: Monday, August 5, Graffiato will turn over the kitchen to guest chefs Victor Albisu, Chef and owner of Del Campo and Taco Bamba and Tim Spinner, Executive Chef/Co-Owner of La Calaca Feliz, Cantina Feliz, Taqueria Feliz and Tony Starr, Chef de Cuisine from Bandolero from 10pm to 1am. The bites are complimentary and beverage specials will be available for just $5. Guests will be charged a $10 cash-only cover at the door, and 50% will be donated to charity. For more information, visit Join us for a night of great food for a good cause!

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