Thursday, July 14, 2011

Food Fun: Garden Tour, Farm-to-Street Party and More

Photo by Emily Clack
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. 

EDIBLE GARDEN TOUR:  Get your grow on with DC's first Edible Urban Garden Tour hosted by  Explore city spaces and residential gardens that will open their doors and gates for the public to see what growing good food in our own backyards, front yards, rooftops, and empty lots is all about.  It’s a chance to ask questions, learn from and hear what inspires some of DC’s best gardeners.  The tour will start at Old City Green, a beautiful, plant-filled garden shop and stretch through the revitalized neighborhoods of Shaw, Bloomingdale and Ledroit Park.  Plus, see for yourself and learn more about Common Good City Farm, the community garden that Prince Charles recently toured as part of his inspiring Future of Food visit to DC.  Purchase tickets online or pay with cash the day of.  Tickets: $10  Click Here to Buy Tickets  The tour is self-guided and will cover several miles so a bike or a car is recommended
Friday, July 15
Gardens open for touring from 5-8pm
902 N Street NW
Washington, DC 20001

BACK ROAD FORAGING TOUR: Join Roadside Food Projects and Atlas Obscura for a back road, urban foraging expedition through the Nation’s Capital.  $15; July 15th at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.

THE FORAGED COCKTAIL: After a day foraging through the streets of the city (see Back Road Foraging Tour event details), join Roadside Food Projects and Atlas Obscura for a soiree at The Gibson for ‘foraged’ cocktails—urban elixirs of yesteryear. The talented mixologists will mix scattered wineberries and spring ephemerals with the most curious Hendrick’s Gin for a tasting of the Nation’s Capital's very own wild bounty.  Purchase tickets online or cash at the door.  July 15, 7-9:30; The Gibson, 2009 14th Street NW
Washington, DC 20009.

FARM-TO-STREET PARTY: Celebrate local food at Washington DC's first ever Farm-to-Street Party!  Enjoy scrumptious dishes made with ingredients from local farms, local craft beer and wine.  Engage with local entrepreneurs, chefs and non-profit organizations who are making local food available in Washington DC.  Enjoy music from local artists, cool off in a dunking booth, take part in children's activities and more!  Purchase tickets online or pay with credit/cash at the door. July 16 from 12-5 p.m.  Tickets: $15 (includes two food tickets)
Click Here to Buy Tickets 

Summer Paella Festival at Taberna del Alabardero:  Rammy nominated Chef Javier Romero will kick off Paella Festival on Monday, July 18th with a cooking demonstration of 2-3 different Paellas out on the patio area starting at 11am .  We will feature 10 different Paellas on our menu for the entire week and will end with a Cooking Class with 4 various Paellas on Saturday, July 23rd from 10:30am-1:30pm for $100 per person.  

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