Friday, November 30, 2018

The Watergate Hotel Hosts DC Holiday Market



DC Holiday Market at The Watergate Hotel
Preview by Claire Garrison
Fa-la-la-la-la-feeling like time to shop for perfect gifts is almost up.  The Watergate Hotel hears your fears and this year they are hosting a collection of unique and upscale vendors for an indoor DC Holiday Market.  This weekend only (November 30 - December 1) shop the pop ups in the warmth of the luxury hotel. 

Thinking of Drinking: Smoked Cider

Add some smokiness to your fall/winter with a Smoked Cider recipe from Masa 14.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Holiday Recipe: Peppermint Bark

Photo by Emily Clack
The holidays are getting close.  Instead of bringing a bottle of wine to the next party, try making a home-made treat that everyone will enjoy.

Monday, November 26, 2018

Dining Out: Plant-Based Israeli Eatery Now Offers Traditional Israeli-Style Falafels!


Hope your bellies are still satisfied from Thanksgiving!  

The Israeli street food-inspired eatery, Shouk, is now serving falafels! Shouk is the Hebrew word for market, referring to the open-air fresh markets common in Israel and the Middle East. The D.C. chain, which is located in Mt Vernon Triangle (655 K Street NW) and Union Market (395 Morse Street NE), is certified kosher and the menu is completely plant-based. 

Friday, November 23, 2018

Thursday, November 22, 2018

A Thanksgiving Menu for a Small Crowd with Wine Pairings

One year my family was set to come to town, but couldn't at the last minute.  We didn't want to make a whole turkey for the two of us (at the time), but we wanted the Thanksgiving flavors.  I came up with this menu so we could get a little taste of turkey and all the yummy sides.  Enjoy!

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Perfect Pair: Mushroom, Sausage and Spinach Bread Pudding with Wine and Beer

Try this recipe instead of stuffing this year.  It was a big hit at my pre-Thanksgiving feast.  This is one of my favorites that I love during the holidays!  Our local pairing suggestions work perfectly.  Enjoy!

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Monday, November 19, 2018

Friday, November 16, 2018

Thinking of Drinking: Pecan Pie Cocktail

Looking for Thanksgiving cocktails?  I'm a big fan of drinking my dessert.  (less calories and more fun!)  Try my version of Pecan Pie.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

The Best Thanksgiving Recipes You've Never Tried

It is getting closer to feast time.  Have you planned your Thanksgiving menu yet?!  Check out some of my recipes below to make the best sides, cocktails, turkey, dessert and more.  What are some of your favorites?

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Friday, November 9, 2018

Thinking of Drinking: Spiked Fig Apple Cider


This is great for Thanksgiving or any fall party.  At a Lamb and Fig dinner, I made this Spiked Cider with figs and Diep 9 to go with our meal.  Special thank you to the California Fig Association for contributing the delicious fruit.  

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Dining Out: Jardenea’s Fall Dinner



I was really looking for a hidden gem to indulge in some fall classics. Jardenea’s, tucked away inside of the Foggy Bottom boutique hotel Melrose Georgetown, was just the perfect place.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Top 5 Fall Soups

It is that time of year... soup time!  Are you craving soup?  I am!  Check out these recipes below to celebrate the season.  

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Friday, November 2, 2018

Thinking of Drinking: Negroni

You might find Italians drinking a Negroni or two after work and before dinner.  The Italians love a classic apertif to stimulate the appetite.  Saluti!

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Free Event: Register for the 5th Annual Chile Chef Challenge!


Next Week! The Ambassador of Chile, Alfonso Silva Navarro, Foods from Chile & RAMW are putting on the 5th Annual Chile Chef Challenge! Food & Cocktail Battle. On Monday, November 5, 2018, from 6-9PM at the National Restaurant Association Headquarters DC Chefs and Mixologists will battle it out – and you get to decide what restaurants are your fave!