Saturday, May 30, 2015

Emporium DNA Pop Up Shop at A Bar


By Claire Goldman

Unless your name happens to be Kim Kardashian West, it isn't everyday that one has the opportunity to sip champagne while shopping.  But thanks to Emporium DNA, several of DC's chicest ladies and gents were able to have that exact pleasure.

Friday, May 29, 2015

Thinking of Drinking: 7 Perfect Picnic Cocktails


Grab your picnic basket and a to-go pitcher and whip up some of these cocktails for a picnic-perfect evening.  Just multiply the recipes to fit your needs.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Upcoming Events

On Thursday, May 28, new Capitol Hill restaurant Stanton & Greene will host seven top DC chefs for a cocktail event benefiting No Kid Hungry’s work to end childhood hunger in America. From 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., guests can enjoy signature drinks concocted by the city’s most renowned culinary talent in addition to small bites from Stanton & Greene at a $45 ticket price ($50 at the door). Tickets can be purchased at join.nokidhungry.org/ChefsBehindBars

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Out to Brunch: Mango Tree

Mango Tree Eggs Benedict
Mango Tree DC, located at 929 H Street, NW, 20001 at the chic new CityCenterDC, recently debuted weekend brunch service.  

Monday, May 25, 2015

Celebrating Spring at Café Dupont




By: Laurie Wallin
Capital Cooking Contributor

You know it is spring in DC when it is 60 degrees one day and 85 the next! Café Dupont has sailed right into spring with their seasonal cocktail menu and spring-inspired bites prepared by Executive Chef David Fritsche.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

#GetDecorated with Havenly and Pure Barre Dupont


By Claire Goldman

Looking for a style whisperer to take your dwelling to the next level on a budget?  Look no further than web-based Havenly.  Created by two business savvy sisters, this online interior design company turns dream rooms from a virtual reality into real life.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Upcoming Events

Compass Rose Bar & Kitchen will transform into a bustling Korean Night Market on Thursday, May 21st for an evening of fun street food, inventive cocktails and karaoke. Inspired by her recent travels to Korea, Owner Rose Previte tapped Chef Danny Lee of Mandu and Chef Jesse Miller of Bar Pilar and Café Saint-Ex to join Chef Sam Molavi of Compass Rose in preparing a diverse menu of Korean street foods, including Dduk Bok Gi (spicy rice cakes), Galbi (barbecue short ribs) and Bibim Guksoo (chilled somyun noodles rubbed with diced kimchi, soy, and sesame oil). Tickets are priced at $20 per person, inclusive of food, entertainment, tax and gratuity. Tickets can be purchased via events@compassrosedc.com. Compass Rose will offer a cash bar for Korean beer and cocktails.

Recipe: Grilled Vegetables

This recipe is great for a summer BBQ!

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Opening: Mastro's Steakhouse




By: Laurie Wallin
Capital Cooking Contributor

Penn Quarter adds Mastro’s Steakhouse to its list of extensive dining options. Mastro’s comes to DC from locations across the US including Arizona (the location of the original), California and New York, and this location opened with a splash, featuring an expansive raw bar, prime steak, hors d'oeuvres, and endless bubbly. Upon entering the restaurant, trays of drinks including sparkling, red and white wine, and cocktails greeted guests.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Perfect Pair: Ayrshire Farm Standing Rib Roast

There's no better way to celebrate spring than by making a large feast for your friends with an Ayrshire Farm Standing Rib Roast.  Their meat is amazing!  You can taste the difference in the product that is organic, Certified Humane and also created on a sustainable farm.  

Monday, May 18, 2015

Memorial Day Recipe: Shrimp Skewers

Fire up the barbie for Memorial Day!  I just got a grill and I'm obsessed.  So fun!  Plus, this weather has been perfect.  So, fire up the grill and enjoy!  In the summer months, try my Sweet Potato Salad and these yummy Rosemary Shrimp Skewers. Delicious!! Fresh and Healthy... More to come on how to make your BBQ complete.

Menu Re-vamp: Circa

By Lauren Rosalanko

Circa Dupont has a new spring menu, with additional Rx Cocktails and fresh new salads, appetizers and main courses. The Rx Cocktails include four new beverages on the menu the Cure-All was a great light beverage to start with. It features Reyka vodka, Domaine Canton, coconut water syrup, and lime. It is as refreshing as it sounds and will be a great choice for a summer beverage, especially if you enjoy it on a hot day and need to cool off. Another featured prescription cocktail is the Matcha Matcha Man, with gin, a hint of chartruse, ginger-honey syrup, Meyer lemon juice and Matcha green tea. This cocktail was also refreshing. All of the Rx Cocktails are a light option for the hot summer days that are coming up in DC.

Friday, May 15, 2015

Thinking of Drinking: Turbo Mojito


This is the most popular drink at Barcode and once you try it, you'll see why.  Barcode is one of Taipei's hottest night clubs and Bryan Wang showed us one of their secret cocktail recipes that keeps people coming back for more.  The Turbo Mojito has a kick, so be careful!

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Thursday, May 14 -New Belgium Brewing & DC Metro Girls Pint Out Beer Cocktail Mixer.  New Belgium Brewing and Girls Pint Out are hosting a night of mixing and mingling to help celebrate New Belgium’s new Pear Ginger beer at Roofer's Union in DC.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Event Re-cap: 8th Annual National Harbor Wine & Food Festival

A great summer tradition, the 8th Annual National Harbor Wine & Food Festival, returned to the National Harbor Waterfront to celebrate wine and food in the Nation's Capital.  It was a great day to hang out on the banks of the Potomac River and enjoy sips of wine, beer and other spirits while enjoying the sunshine. 

Monday, May 11, 2015

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Mother's Day Recipes: Chicken Salad Tea Sandwiches

Photo by Janelle Rigler
Tea sandwiches provide your guest something easier to manage when dressed in nice clothing.  You can try these sandwiches for Mother's day.  You might want to make a variety of different sandwiches for your mom to enjoy including the Cucumber Tea Sandwiches.

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Elevate Your Next Dinner Party with France's Finest

Fromagerie Guilloteau (www.fromagerdaffinois.com), one of France’s finest specialty cheese producers, makes an amazing selection of cheese perfect for wine pairing or your next dinner party.

Friday, May 8, 2015

Thinking of Drinking: Orange Crush

Feel like you're relaxing on the water near the Eastern Shore, VA by mixing up one of Mallards at the Wharf's refreshing Orange Crush cocktails.  These are great for Memorial Day!

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Memorial Day Recipe: Fruit Pizza

Photo by Janelle Rigler
This recipe is perfect to bring along to a Memorial Day BBQ.  Fruit Pizza is simple to make and everyone loves it.  

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Mother's Day Round Up

This Mother's Day has a whole new meaning for me with the birth of my baby girl last September.  I feel so blessed to be her mother.  We haven't decided how to spend the day, but I'm looking forward to being with her.  Here are some fun options around town:

Uncorked: South African Rosé

I love a rosé in the spring. South Africa has some outstanding options to go with every course of your dinner. These wines have great quality that won’t hurt your wallet, and they range from sparkling to spicy to boldly fruity.  I loved them all!

Brunch Recipe: Bacon Mushroom Quiche


Mother's Day is almost here.  Treat your mom to a special homemade brunch.  Try this Bacon Mushroom Quiche recipe.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Cinco de Mayo Recipe: Corn and Avocado Relish

Cinco de Mayo is here! This relish is versatile because you can eat it as a dip with chips...put it on top of Chipotle Pepper-Marinated Steak... try it on any grilled meat or fish.  Add a little bit of Latin flair to your meal.

Irish Charity Pieta House Comes to Washington on May 9th to Combat Suicide

Press Release:
Darkness Into Light 5km Walk for Irish suicide and self-harm crisis centre, Pieta House

Perfect Pair: Boss Shepherd’s & Teutonic Wine Company





By: Laurie Wallin
Capital Cooking Contributor
On Thursday, April 30, Boss Shepherd’s hosted Teutonic Wine Company and winemaker Barnaby Tuttle for an unforgettable evening. Paired with 4 delicious courses from Chef Jeremy Waybright, the wines showcased Tuttle’s talents, with guests having the opportunity to try wines that ranged from a Rose of Pinot Noir to a Pinot Gris. Tuttle produces German-styles wines with Oregon grapes – using old vines and a “roots deep” approach, his wines are balanced, refreshing, and are drinkable alone or elevated when paired with food.

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Taste of Three Cities

Taste of Three Cities hosted an all-out foodie festival in D.C.’s NoMa district as part of its new Food Truck Triumvirate to find D.C.’s number one food truck.  The winner will go on  to Philadelphia and Baltimore, respectively to compete with the winning food trucks from Philadelphia and Baltimore competing for the Taste of Three Cities Triple Crown award and a $2,500 grand prize.