On Thursday, June 4th beginning at 8:30pm, Daikaya Izakaya (705 6th Street NW, Washington, DC 20001; Phone: (202) 589-1600; www.Daikaya.com; @DaikayaDC) is inviting beer lovers to enjoy an evening of 'Beers & Bites' featuring specialty beers from notable Midwest-based Boulevard Brewing Company and the opportunity to pair each featured beer with an assortment of creative savory dishes crafted by Executive Chef Katsuya Fukushima. Fukushima. All dishes and beer pairings will be available a la carte.
On Friday, June 5th, National Doughnut Day, District Doughnut plans to celebrate by supporting its neighbors on Barracks Row - the United States Marine Corps. 100% of proceeds from sales of the Vanilla Bean Glazed doughnut, which will be offered for $1, will go directly to the Semper Fi Fund for injured U.S. Armed Forces members.
Zentan has launched monthly F&B classes—alternating between chef-focused and bar-focused classes—and on June 6th the restaurant will host a special Negroni Week cocktail class. Lead Bartender Matt Allred will host the class, making his Handlebars cocktail, recently featured in Food & Wine Magazine, which includes a house made Campari fruit roll-up. In conjunction with Negroni Week June 1st-7th Matt will talk about all things Campari while sipping on a cocktail or two. Tickets are $40 and can be purchased: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/summer-class-series-at-zentan-campari-fruit-roll-ups-tickets-16810432456.
'Late Night at Daikaya' returns on Saturday, June 6th offering up a nod to NOLA with a traditional Crawfish Boil done Daikaya-style, New Orleans-inspired sips, sweets, and music from DJ Smudge. From 11AM to 1AM hosted on the 2nd floor in Daikaya's izakaya (705 6th Street NW, Washington, DC 20001; Phone: (202) 589-1600; www.Daikaya.com; @DaikayaDC) guests will enjoy a traditional crawfish boil complete with corn, potatoes, onions, and more. The feast will be served up alongside melted butter, Louisiana hot sauce, and even a secret sauce made in-house by the Daikaya team. An assortment of ice cold New Orleans beers will also be available as well as a classic frozen boozy beverage taking guests right back to Bourbon Street in one sip. And for a sweet finish, Chef Fukushima will be preparing a creative twist on Bananas Foster with vanilla soft serve.
Let’s Party with Lagunitas – Vintage rarities, barrel-aged brews and hopped-up goodness on tap – if this sounds like your kind of event, head over to Churchkey on Monday,, June 9 where they will be tapping 9(!) Lagunitas kegs! The evening will include rare vintage beers, barrel-aged brews, hoppy favorites, and the 2009 and 2013 vintages of the Lagunitas Hairy Eyeball – a malty-style ale with 9.4% ABV. There’s no cover for this event which begins at 6pm. For more information, please visit http://www.churchkeydc.com/
It’s back! This time Chef Harper McClure will pair up with Nick Sharpe, formerly of After Peacock Room. The duo will team up for the June installment of the chef dinner series on Tuesday, June 9th at 7 p.m. Menu is attached in all its 90s glory—going so far as to feature a Lava Cake dessert! Tickets are $90 per person. Call (703) 894-3440 for reservations.
Dine-n-Dash with Jose Andres on Tuesday, June 9. Beginning at 6pm, participants will have the opportunity to visit up to 12 DC restaurants (including China Chilcano, Cuba Libre, Del Campo, Jaleo, OYA, Oyamel, the Partisan, Ping Pong Dim Sum, Poste Brasserie, Proof, SEI, Zaytinya) progressive-dinner style. Each restaurant will be featuring specialty drinks and foods, and all participants will have the opportunity to attend an after party with Jose Andres at Carnegie Library, including desserts, drinks, and live music by City of the Sun. Best of all, all proceeds from this delicious event benefit World Central Kitchen. Tickets (variety of price ranges) are available via LivingSocial.