Friday, October 30, 2015
It is getting close to Halloween again. Time for a party and time for a Halloween punch. This Vampire's Blood is perfect for a party because guests can serve themselves.
Thursday, October 29, 2015
|My little Cabbage Patch Kid|
#babycapcook began the Halloween celebration last weekend with trick-or-treating at the EEOB, walking the Little Goblin Parade in Logan Circle and attending a pumpkin carving party. It will be hard to top her first Halloween in Puerto Rico, but she is well on her way.
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
By: Laurie Wallin
Capital Cooking Contributor
Occasionally, I’ll walk up 18th Street to the Farragut West Metro. I’ve always been curious about Taberna del Alabardero with its inviting outdoor patio and elegant décor. I recently tried their fall menu and I’m kicking myself that I haven’t visited sooner. Taberna del Alabardero is celebrating 27 years in DC – in a city where restaurants come and go, this is a rare feat, and after visiting, I can see why. Executive Chef Executive Chef Javier Romero, who has been in DC for 6 years, has put together a menu that showcases Spain – he wants to have Taberna’s diners taste the real flavors of Spain. Each dish has a Spanish traditional base. Fresh seafood is delivered every day, and the freshness of the seafood really shined in the dishes that I tasted. Sommelier Jorge Olias, who has been with the restaurant for over 6 months, has curated a lovely wine list to complement Chef Romero’s dishes.
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
After enjoying a bottle of Francis Ford Coppola Winery’s flagship Diamond Collection Claret, turn the bottle’s signature gold netting into spooky yet sophisticated piece of décor with a few simple steps.
Monday, October 26, 2015
Friday, October 23, 2015
Thursday, October 22, 2015
There's something about storms that make me crave soup. I whipped out my new cookbook with 300 Sensational Soups and flipped through the pages to find something yummy. Recently, I've been trying to cook a little bit heatlhier at home so I was inbetween the Beer and Cheese Soup, which sounded amazing, and the Lentil Soup with Roasted Vegetables and Sausage. I opted for the healthy option with lentils. Not only is this soup healthy, but it is delicious. I changed the recipe a bit. Here's my version below.
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
By Claire Goldman
By mid October, some of us have been sufficiently bombarded with pumpkin spice, pumpkin beer and carved pumpkins but what about roasted pumpkin atop seared rabbit saddle, pipian roja, hubbard puree and placed in a corn tortilla?
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
We first got a taste of Truvée at The Manor in DC. . Fittingly derived from the French verb “to find,” Truvée tells the unique story of the McBride sisters, wine professionals who grew up continents apart and unaware of each other’s existence for nearly half of their lives, eventually finding their way to each other following their father’s final wish. Their Central Coast wines, a Chardonnay and Red Blend, are easy to drink and affordable. I love the labels and packaging.
Cuba Libre will be celebrating its 5th Anniversary in Washington, DC on Thursday, October 29 and Capital Cooking is giving away two tickets for a lucky reader and guest! To mark this special occasion, Cuba Libre will be featuring two signature cocktails, the Pyrat XO Mojito made with Pyrat XO Rum, guarapo, lime, spearmint, and club soda, and the Mango Papaya Caipiroska featuring vodka, mango, papaya, lime, sugar and ice. In addition to these fabulous cocktails, guests will enjoy an array of passed and stationary tapas, ceviches, and desserts prepared by Chef-Partner Guillermo Pernot.
Monday, October 12, 2015
This recipe is adapted from my Cooking 101 class at L'Academie de Cuisine when we made Pistachio Creme Brulee. This pumpkin version is a seasonal delight. Feel free to adjust the amount of pumpkin you use to taste. Also, don't be afraid if you don't have a torch. You can always make it under the broiler. It is sure to be a hit at your Autumn feast. This recipe is featured on Capital Cooking's Lunch with a Lobbyist episode.
Friday, October 9, 2015
Thursday, October 8, 2015
Prost! Capitol City Brewing Company will host its sixteenth annual Oktoberfest beer festival celebration on Sunday October, 11 from noon to 7 p.m. at The Village at Shirlington. Ticket sales begin at 11:00 a.m. and beer taps close at 6:00 p.m. Entrance is free for children and non-drinkers.
Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Tuesday, October 6, 2015
On Sunday, Chef Jose Adorno was announced the King of BBQ at Heritage BBQ, with a Red Wattle pig from Creekside Farms at a friendly culinary competition promoting heritage breed pigs and global grilling cultures.
Friday, October 2, 2015
Thursday, October 1, 2015
Last year I spotted some delicious pumpkin recipes. If those weren't enough, here's more.
Scary Good Pumpkin Banana Bread
Pumpkin Brioche Cinnamon Rolls with Cream Cheese Glaze
Pumpkin Soup with a Twist
Pumpkin Spice Cookies
Pumpkin Corn Chowder
Toasted Pumpkin Seeds
Pumpkin Gnocchi with Sage Butter
My Pumpkin Pie Martini this is perfect for your Halloween party!
Try my Pumpkin Dip if you need to take a quick appetizer to your next gathering.
Photo found here.