Thursday, July 7, 2011

Upcoming Food Fun: Zentan Happy Hour, Summer Fancy Food Show, and More...

Photo by Kristen Finn
Join 94.7 FRESH FM Tommy McFly This Thursday, July 7th
For An Exclusive Happy Hour at Zentan
WHAT:        Join the cast of 94.7 Fresh FM’s The Tommy Show for an exclusive ‘Meet and Greet’ this Thursday, July 7th at Zentan.  Guests will have a chance to meet Kelly Collis Frederick, the newest addition to the morning show team, while sampling Asian-inspired dishes from the restaurant’s newly unveiled happy hour menu and 15% off all cocktails.  Chef Susur Lee, of Top Chef Masters fame, will also be on hand for a cooking demonstration that evening.  Additionally, the first 50 people will have a chance to have their photo taken with Chef Lee and be automatically entered to win a complimentary weekend night stay at the hotel and dinner for two at Zentan. 

WHEN:        Thursday, July 7, 2011, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Open to the public.

WHERE:      Zentan is located within the Donovan House, a Thompson Hotel, at 1155 14th Street, NW, Washington, DC.  Phone (202) 379-4366 or visit
LOCAL PIG ROAST: Join Local 16 and White House Meats for fresh, roasted Berkshire pork sourced from High View Farm in Berryville, VA, served with summer vegetables sourced from Whipple Farms, a biodynamic farm in Rixeyville, VA, and a variety of beverages. Proceeds support Think Local First DC.  Tickets include food and two drinks.  Other drinks can be purchased individually.  Purchase tickets online or pay with credit/cash at the door.  Tickets: $15 Click Here to Buy Tickets Sunday, July 10, 12-5pm, 1612 U Street NW, Washington, DC 20009 

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  To celebrate next month’s NASFT’s Fancy Food Show in Washington, DC, Cuba Libre Restaurant and Rum Bar will offer a complimentary Cuban dessert with any entrée purchase from July 10-12th.  

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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