Tuesday, August 9, 2011


What: Ripple invites guests to enjoy an evening of tomato fights, tasting menus and tipples celebrating the tomato. Inspired by La Tomatina, an annual festival held in Valencia, Spain on the last Wednesday in August in which participants throw crushed tomatoes at each other, Ripple's tomato extravaganza will take place on August 31st coinciding with the famous Spanish festival this year.

Ripple will offer a five-course menu on this night, created for the occasion by Executive Chef Logan Cox. The restaurant will also host a tomato fight by performance artists, beginning at 7:30 PM and screen the 1978 cult film, "Attack of the Killer Tomatoes" in the dining room throughout the evening.

Priced at $65 per person, exclusive of tax and gratuity, the five-course menu will highlight local tomatoes sourced from Northern Neck, VA as well as from The Fresh Link, a co-op in Culpepper, VA. Guests can opt for a beverage pairing, priced at $30 per person, which will include wine pairings, a tomato water cocktail and a tomato beer from Short’s Brewing Company in Bellaire, Michigan fermented with Roma tomatoes and spiced with dill, horseradish and celery seed.

For reservations to the dinner, please call 202-244-7995 or visit the website at www.rippledc.com.

When: Wednesday, August 31, 2011. Reservations will be available throughout dinner service, 5 PM - 10 PM

Where: Ripple is located at 3417 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, DC, easily accessible via the Cleveland Park metro station on the red line 

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