Thursday, March 31, 2016

Recipe: Pan Seared Black Cod

Eight years ago, we filmed one of our first episodes of Capital Cooking at 1789 in Georgetown.  Dan Giusti and I hit it off and had a blast whipping up some of his fancy dishes.  Here's one of our masterpieces from the episode.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Fabulous Brunch at the Ritz-Carlton Tysons Corner

We spent Easter Sunday Brunch at the Ritz-Carlton Tysons Corner.  The staff did a wonderful job pulling out all of the stops and making sure everyone had a lovely time.  

Monday, March 28, 2016

Perfect Pair: American Grilled Rack of Lamb

Spring is here!  Have you seen the cherry blossoms?  It is a magical time of year in DC.  I love to celebrate with a spring menu and pairing options.  In case you missed it, click here.

Friday, March 25, 2016

Easter Brunch Menu


I love to celebrate each season with a new menu and pairing options. Spring is awesome because it is time to say good-bye to winter and hello to nicer weather. I also love the fresh spring ingredients and the cherry blossoms that fill DC. I typically do dinner, but this year, I thought brunch would be fun.  My menu and pairing ideas are below, but I'll past the recipes and photos after I make everything this weekend.  Enjoy!  If you need them in advance, shoot me an email and I'll send them:  capitalcooking [@] gmail.com

Thinking of Drinking: Spring Punch


This punch is extremely refreshing and easy to drink. Be careful because it hits you when you least expect it. Have a blast drinking this on Easter. 

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Circus Happy Hour!

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey presents Clown Around DC, an event where Washingtonians are invited to taste some of the capital’s best restaurants and bars. Clown Around DC with the Red Nose Happy Hour and get ready to welcome the Ringling Bros’ circus to the nation’s capital. Various Chinatown/Penn Quarter bars and restaurants are hosting a Red Nose Happy Hour on opening night. Local residents are invited to hang out after the office closes and encourage others to join them. Participating locations will offer Red Nose-themed giveaways and happy hour specials.

The Ritz-Carlton Tysons Corner Easter Brunch and Petting Zoo

Plans for Easter?  We'll be checking out the Easter Sunday Brunch and Petting Zoo at the Ritz-Carlton Tysons Corner!

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

NAKED Pizza Becomes NKD Pizza


Niagra from NKD Pizza

By Claire Goldman

The local chain NAKED Pizza has rebranded and refreshed it's menu and image and is now known as NKD Pizza having dropped the Additives and Extras.  NKD Pizza locations in Ballston, Pentagon Row, McLean and Reston have a new look and menu.

Monday, March 21, 2016

Yummy In My Tummy

I'm always tasting new things and some are worth mentioning.  
Check out Blandy's for after dinner sipping.  I like the sweet Sherry.  I haven't quite developed a taste for the dry yet.

Friday, March 18, 2016

Thinking of Drinking: Carrot Cake-tail

This Easter, add a little alcohol to your dessert.  I'm always a fan of festive cocktails and Easter is no exception.  I'll be making my Aunt Linda's Award Winning Carrot Cake, but I thought I'd have a little fun and make these Carrot Cake-tails as well.  It will be the perfect welcome treat as my guests arrive.  Bottoms up! 

Thinking of Drinking: Quarter+Glory

Photo Courtesy of Quarter+Glory
By Claire Goldman

This cocktail is the namesake for the new 14th Street cocktail bar brought to us by Public House Collective.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Looking For An Easter Egg Hunt?

We're celebrating Easter in DC this year.  #babycapcook is now at the fun toddler age where I think she'll really love an Easter Egg Hunt.  We're looking to check out one at the Mandarin Oriental.  

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Perfect Pair: Shepherd's Pie

Photo by Emily Clack
Tuesdays are all about pairing food and wine. Here are some winter suggestions to get you going. Check out my recommendations below. Have fun mixing and matching.

Friday, March 11, 2016

Sunday, March 6, 2016