Thursday, April 30, 2015

Cap City's Spring Beer Festival

Nothing says spring quite like an outdoor beer festival featuring over 35 breweries from the DC metro area.  The air might have been a bit brisk for April, but the beer tents at Cap City's Spring Beer Festival kept the mood warm and cozy.

Upcoming Events

Boss Shepard's Teutonic Wine Dinner

Boss Shepherd’s and Teutonic Wine Company are teaming up to host a wine dinner on Thursday, April 30 starting at 6:30pm. The dinner will feature beautiful wines from Oregon and Germany focused on a sense of place and a desire to showcase the individuality of grapes both familiar and rare. Executive Chef Jeremy Waybright will serve four courses reminiscent of spring, while winemaker Barnaby Tuttle pours perfectly paired wines for guests to enjoy. Dinner highlights include tea smoked duck breast with shaved foie gras and lavender panna cotta. The dinner is $79 a person and to reserve a seat, call 202.347.2677.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Opening: Station Kitchen & Cocktails

Korean Caveman Pops are a must-order!  You'll love the sweet chili hoisin sauce.  
The Embassy Row Hotel just completed a $15 million renovation including a brand new restaurant, StationKitchen & Cocktails.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Perfect Pair: Deviled Eggs

Spring is in the air and Deviled Eggs are the perfect treat. Bring these to a spring party or just make them at home to enjoy. These Deviled Eggs are also featured in the Capital Cooking Cookbook.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Opening: Maxime

Maxime recently entered Georgetown to give Medium Rare a little competition in DC.  

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Cherry Blossom Season with The Frye Company & FotoDC

By Claire Goldman

'Tis the season of the Cherry Blossom here in DC.  The Frye Company in Georgetown and FotoDC hosted a cherry themed soiree to toast the time sensitive trees.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

On the Road Again: Middleburg

Just a little over an hour outside of DC, The Salamander Resort sits on 340 acres in the quaint historic town of Middleburg.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Heirloom Catering and Event Design DC Launch Event

By Lauren Rosalanko

The Heirloom Catering and Event Design launch party on Thursday was a beautiful event in The Loft at 600 F Street space! Not only were the food and cocktails fantastic, but the decor was gorgeous and trendy and the local collaborators added a local touch for a perfect evening.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Opening: Sette Osteria

By Lauren Rosalanko

Sette Osteria, a Dupont Circle Italian restaurant opened the newest location at 1634 14th Street last week. Their new menu offers a wide variety of pasta, pizza and antipasti dishes at an unbeatable location. Overall, their dishes are reasonably priced, with most dishes being under $20.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Upcoming Events

April 16 -- Sugar Showdown: Kick-off spring on the Poste patio with friendly competition and seasonal desserts from DC’s top pastry talent! On Thursday, April 16th, Poste Moderne Brasserie will host some of DC’s top pastry toques for a battle benefiting Brainfood, DC’s leading non-profit youth development organization that uses food and cooking to teach and empower DC teens. Participating pastry chefs include: Casto Unson from Poste Moderne Brasserie; Caitlin Dysart of 2941 Restaurant; Meredith Tomason of Rare Sweets; Deborah Brown of Trummer’s On Main; and Carri-Anne Hamer of Pearl Dive Oyster Bar. These top pastry talents will face off using one core connecting ingredient and judges will vote for their favorite usage of the designated ingredient—roots, from culinary roots to community roots to literal roots. Attendees will be able to sample all desserts from the participating pastry chefs and vote for the dish they deem best for the crowd favorite category. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at Eventbrite: Net proceeds to be donated to Brainfood.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Recipe: Toasted Quinoa Pilaf with Purple Asparagus

I've been trying to eat healthier this time of year to get ready for summer.   When I'm not eating the heavier food at the media dinners, I like to cook some light dishes at home.  This recipe is good for you and tasty.  The purple asparagus has such a beautiful color raw.  It turns a rich deep green when cooked.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Menu ReVamp: Grill Room

By Lauren Rosalanko

The Capella Hotel in Georgetown has revamped their restaurant, The Grill Room, over the past few months with the introduction of Chef Frank Ruta and Pastry Chef Aggie Chin. I had the opportunity to try their newest menu addition, a burger, just in time for the spring and summer season.

Friday, April 10, 2015

Thinking of Drinking: Belvedere Wild Berry

By: Laurie Wallin
Capital Cooking Contributor

With the launch of Belvedere Wild Berry in DC, I’m more certain than ever that Spring is right around the corner. Barcode hosted a Belvedere Wild Berry Launch Party on March 25 celebrating the brand’s newest flavor!

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Upcoming Events

Thursday, April 9 - Best of DC Celebration.  Join Washington City Paper for the 3rd Annual Best of D.C. Celebration. Each year Washington City Paper readers choose their favorite people, places, and services in over 300 categories. This event celebrates those winners. Starting at 6pm, the Best of DC party at the Carnegie Library features over 50 top restaurants, local breweries, distilleries and musicians for the season's best event! A portion of ticket sales benefits Brainfood & Girls Rock! VIP and General Admission tickets are on sale now at

3rd Annual Eat4Life

By: Laurie Wallin
Capital Cooking Contributor

Cancer is never a fun topic, but it’s one that we live with on a daily basis. Food is a powerful force and has the ability to bring us together unlike many others, and the 3rd Annual Eat4Life Chef Challenge Event, hosted by the Chris4Life’s Young Professional Board, part of the national non-profit Chris4Life Colon Cancer Foundation utilized it to do just that. The event, held at Longview Gallery, aimed to provide guests healthy meal options while helping raise funds and awareness for the foundation. The Chefs participating were given lists of approve colon-friendly ingredients in order to create their dishes; guests were to taste each dish and vote for their favorite. Participating Chefs included defending champion (2 years in a row!) Scott Drewno of The Source, Enrique Ayala of Scion, Matt Baker of City Perch Kitchen and Bar, Charlos Gonzalez of Taco Bamba, Erick Jiron of Crios Modern Mexican, Patrick Robinson of Table DC and Tyler Scholfield of NaiNai’s Noodle and Dumpling Bar.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Uncorked: Truvee Wine

By Claire Goldman

Welcome to the sisterhood of the traveling wine makers!  Truvee is the latest product of the first African American sister founded and owned wine company.

Monday, April 6, 2015

First Taste: Del Frisco's Grille

Check out our recent dining experience at Del Frisco's Grille.  Don't miss the Cheese-steak Egg Rolls and the Filet!
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Thursday, April 2, 2015

Fashion for Paws 9th Annual Runway Show

The DC area’s most popular runway benefit, Fashion for Paws (F4P), returns on May 2, 2015 with the red carpet rolling out at the beautiful Grand Hyatt Washington, located at 1000 H St., NW.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Cheers to Beer: Blue Duck Tavern

By Lauren Rosalanko

The Blue Duck Tavern welcomes their newest addition, Sophie Slesinger, a cheese specialist. Prior to working at The Blue Duck Tavern Slesinger worked as cheesemonger at GCDC in Washington, DC. Throughout the evening I was able to sample five of the seasonal cheeses offered this spring at The Blue Duck Tavern with three beer pairings. While having wine paired with cheese is more typical the three different beers perfectly complemented the cheese tastings, offering a new spin on alcohol and food pairings.