Thursday, June 9, 2011

More Food Fun Coming Up

Sustainable Seafood Fare is tonight. Sample a wide variety of sustainable seafood dishes created by chefs of Washington and the Gulf states while learning more from the chefs about choosing and preparing sustainable seafood. In addition, assorted charcuterie, desserts, artisanal cheeses, and wines from 25 wineries provided by members of the Rhone Rangers from California to Virginia will also be served.

“What’s Cooking, Uncle Sam?”
Come celebrate the opening of the new National Archives exhibit with José Andrés. The James Beard Foundation’s Outstanding Chef discusses the history of American food and cooking with Atlantic Senior Editor, Corby Kummer.
Friday, June 10, at 7 P.M.
The National Archives
William G. McGowan Theater
A premium cigar event on the secluded patio at Morton’s The Steakhouse in Reston Town Center on June 10th from 6:30-8:30 p.m.  Guests will enjoy a selection of Morton’s signature hors d’oeuvres paired with refreshing warm weather wines and cigars from legendary local producer Paul Garmirian.   

The Washington Center will host the second annual InternsROCK! program in Washington, DC, June 10 – 19, 2011.  A city-wide intern appreciation week, the initiative honors the approximately 20,000 interns who congregate to the nation’s capital each summer. As a way to give back to interns, local businesses will offer discounts at restaurants, museums, sporting venues, concert halls, retail outlets and other attractions. 

From June 15-19th 2011, Et Voila! Belgian Bistro will celebrate the rich, unique flavors of Belgian Beers with food, flights and tastings at the 1st Annual Belgian Beer Festival

The Second Annual Urban Farm Table Under the Stars will take place Friday, June 17, 2011 at 6:30 PM.   The four course celebration will take place on the Woodrow Wilson Plaza at the International Trade Center and Ronald Reagan Building. The presenting chefs for Urban Farm Table on the Plaza are Jaime Mon of Zentan; Todd Gray of Equinox and Watershed; Xavier Deshayes of the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center; and Amy Brandwein of Casa Nonna.

Nordic Food Days will take place June 19-26th. Washingtonians will be invited to experience food prepared by five of the world’s best chefs from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden over the course of one week.

Celebrate July 4th at Café du Parc on Pennsylvania Avenue - America’s Main Street!   The Willard InterContinental is hosting a block party-style celebration with live rock band from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.   Café du Parc’s signature plates range from $7.95 to $10.00 and include; classic Willard Burger with cheddar, lettuce, tomato, and onion, pesto chicken sandwich on a brioche sesame bun, Kobe Beef hot dog with traditional accompaniment, locally made Italian sausage sandwich with grilled peppers and onions. cheese and coleslaw.

The National Association for the Specialty Food Trade, Inc. (NASFT), is pleased to announce the Outstanding Specialty Food Retailers of 2011. They are: Central Market, Austin, Texas; Fromagination, Madison, Wisc.; Olives Gourmet Grocer, Long Beach, Calif.; The Cheese Iron, Portland, Maine; The Fresh Market, Greensboro, N.C.; and ZZest Market and Café, Rochester, Minn. The awards will be presented July 11, 2011, at the Summer Fancy Food Show in Washington, D.C., in a red-carpet ceremony hosted by Celebrity Chef Cat Cora. Winners are featured in the June issue of the NASFT’s Specialty Food Magazine and at

The Willard continues its celebration of independence on July 14th - Bastille Day on Pennsylvania Avenue’s Champs Elysee!  The party takes place outdoors at Café du Parc for lunch and dinner from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  Enjoy live music, grilled French specialties, crêpecarte French specialties are priced from $16.00 to $35.00.

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