Thursday, February 26, 2015

Upcoming Events

On Saturday 2/28 The Capitol Steps are performing at the Ronald Reagan Building in downtown DC. If you have friends or family visiting, or just haven't had the chance to catch a show you will definitely laugh at their up-to-date political jokes. Their political satire pokes fun at everyone and anyone, so regardless of your stance on politics you are bound to have a great time. You can purchase tickets here: http://www.ticketmaster.com/artist/844674 for this Saturday's hilarious show!!

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Around the Globe: Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Beach Resort & Spa

Have you visited Puerto Rico?  Book your trip now and check out the Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Beach Resort.

Best French Food in DC

Photo by Heather Victoria
I'm sure you've been wondering where you can find the Best French in DC. I asked the writers of Capital Cooking to chime in as well. If we missed your favorite, please comment below. Also, you can check out more of our "Best Of" Lists Here

Friday, February 20, 2015

DC Fashion Week

Photo courtesy of DCFashionWeek.org/Cojor Intl

By Claire Goldman

NYC isn't the only city on the east coast with a passion for fashion, DC Fashion Week is in full swing.  There will be a Haute and Modesty show Friday night, showcasing designers that outfit the conservatively stylish.  The main event will be the M.E.D.I.A. (Metropolitan Emerging Designers & Indie Artists Showcase) on Saturday night at the The Liaison Capital Hill Hotel. This show will feature emerging American designers such as Sharon Brown, SJB Millinery, Makason, Quynntessential Couture and more.  Doors open at 6:00, the show will begin at 7:00.  Closing out the week will be the International Couture Collections show on Sunday at the Carnegie Library, doors open at 5:00 and the show will begin at 6:00.  All DC Fashion Week shows require tickets.

For tickets and more information go to the DC Fashion Week website.  Check back with Capital Cooking Show Blog for a recap of Saturday night's show.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

First Taste: Mango Tree

I fell in love with Thailand and everything about their cuisine on my first visit to the country in 2011.  I was so excited to hear that a new and authentic Thai restaurant, Mango Tree, was coming to DC.  I recently got a taste for myself and was not disappointed.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

First Taste: China Chilcano



Photo credit: Greg Powers

By: Laurie Wallin
Capital Cooking Contributor

Jose Andres continues to push the food envelope and grow his empire with his latest concept, China Chilcano. Currently one of the hardest reservations to score in the city, China Chilcano showcases Peru’s vast culinary heritage, with its native Criollo having roots in every dish on the menu. In addition, Andres weaves Chinese Chifa and Japanese Nikkei cuisines into China Chilcano’s dishes as well, giving a diner the opportunity to sample several different cuisines in one trip. The extensive research Andres’ team embarked on before opening the restaurant really paid off; flavors blend beautifully and the extensive menu has something for everyone.

Recipe: Baklava

On Capital Cooking's Greek Feast episode, we made a delicious Baklava.  I added a twist with Mextaca in the simple syrup.  Enjoy this tasty recipe!

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Menu ReVamp: The Grill Room

By Lauren Rosalanko

I was thrilled to test out Chef Frank Ruta and and pastry chef Aggie Chin's newest culinary concepts for The Grill Room located at the Capella Hotel in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, DC. This new menu features a wide array of seafood, salads, pastas, meats and vegetables to please every different type of taste. The cheese and charcuterie was a great way to start the evening, especially with the sweet, cranberry bread.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Mardi Gras Recipe: Beignets

Since Mardi Gras is approaching, celebrate with some homemade beignets!

A Night to Remember - Sugar and Champagne 2015


By:  Jennifer Duff
Capital Cooking Contributor

The Washington Humane Society’s annual dessert and champagne reception is one of my favorite nights of the year.  An event hosted by Chef Todd Gray & Ellen Kassoff Gray of Equinox features delicious desserts to honor local crusaders against animal cruelty.  This year's celebration did not disappoint with chocolate, bubbly and furry friends as far as the eye could see...

Monday, February 9, 2015

Valentine's Day Dining

Have you made your Valentine's Day reservations yet? Rosa Mexicano has a delicious selection of dishes to pick from for a romantic evening.  

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Treat Your Sweetie to Balducci's This Valentine's Day!

Get creative with the perfect gourmet treats for the sweetie in your life.  Try the Long Grove Crispy Pops... who doesn't love a chocolate covered rice crispy treat?  Indulge in the Charbonnel and Walker Chocolate Heels in Handbag.  Dive into the Lake Champlain Valentine Caramel Chocolate Hearts!  Add in some of Balducci's Chocolate Caramel Sea Salt Popcorn.  Yum!  Happy Early Valentine's Day!!



Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Valentine's Recipe: Cherry Clafoutis

Clafoutis is a traditional French dessert made with a crepe-like batter.  It is light and delicious.  It is the perfect dessert to make for your sweet on Valentine's Day.  

Kicking Off RAMMYS 2015

The 2015 RAMMY season is officially here and kicked off this past week with a launch party at Bluejacket.  A great celebration of culinary work in the DC area, lots of local supporters came out to kick off  the competition.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Valentine's Recipe: Filet Mignon topped with a Balsamic Reduction and Melted Goat Cheese

Valentine's Day is almost here.  If you decide to stay in, try this recipe.  You can't go wrong!  

Opening: Bastille

Charcuterie & Cheese Plates
Bastille in Alexandria, VA opened in its new location at 606 N. Fayette Street this weekend. The new location is convenient to both the Braddock Road and Old Town metro stops, making for a quick and easy trip from Washington. The short metro ride is well worth it for an amazing and unique French menu.