Saturday, December 30, 2017

Things to do: Watergate Hotel Tea Time



Want to feel like you're back in London on that vacation instead of dealing with work obligations, the awful metro, and terrible weekend traffic? Go to the luxurious Watergate Hotel for an afternoon teatime this weekend! 

Friday, December 29, 2017

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

12 Cocktails of Christmas: 3 French Hens

On the third day of Christmas my true love gave to me...You'll love our Cocktail chapter in the Capital Cooking Cookbook.  Everything you need to get ready for the party planning.   

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Cookbook Review: InStyle Parties: The Complete Guide to Easy, Elegant Entertaining All Year Round

By Claire Goldman

Hosting parties can be stressful, InStyle Parties: The Complete Guide to Easy, Elegant Entertaining All Year Round takes a ton the weight right off your shoulders with well rounded and creative menus, invitations, kitchen staples and cocktail pairings for all your party plans. 

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Gavin Kaysen, Vikram Sunderam, José Andrés, and Other Famous Chefs at MetroCooking DC Event



This weekend, dozens of awarding-winning Chefs came together to perform cooking demos and taste talks at the Walter E. Convention Center in Washington D.C. Named one of the biggest culinary events of the year, MetroCooking DC invited over 20 well-known chefs and exhibited more than 50 local D.C. restaurants to try. This foodie-extravaganza also promoted dozens of breweries, wineries, and distilleries by featuring their signature drinks to sip on and had over 100 local food specialty vendor areas to taste and shop at! 

Friday, December 15, 2017

Lauren's 2017 Holiday Gift Guide

The holidays are right around the corner so it is time to start thinking about finding the perfect gifts for the ones you love. I'll continue adding more products as I review them. If you'd like your product considered, please email me at capitalcooking@gmail.com. Happy Holidays!

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Dining Out: Santa Rosa Taqueria in DC


Capitol Hill has a new fast-casual spot every taco lover must check out. "Top Chef" alum Spike Mendelsohn, who brought the District Good Stuff Eatery, famous for the "Prez Obama Burger," We, The Pizza, and The Chickery, has now given us the next best thing--strong margs & authentic Mexican fare for cheap!

Monday, December 4, 2017

New Crimson Whiskey Bar in Chinatown by Hilton Brothers

A new basement whiskey bar has opened in the heart of downtown Chinatown. The moonshine den is just one of three dining lounges created by brothers Eric and Ian Hilton, all located in the modern new Pod Hotel.

Friday, December 1, 2017

Dreaming of Drinking: White Christmas

Photo by Kristen Finn
I'm dreaming of a White Christmas cocktail. I'm not ready for snow, but I'm happy to drink this white delight.