Thursday, October 6, 2011

Taste of DC and more upcoming food events!

Taste of DC, the region’s largest and most eagerly anticipated food, wine and entertainment event, will return to America’s “Main Street” in downtown Washington, DC, from October 8-10, 2011.    Taste makers from the food and beverage industries, as well as world-class entertainers, take over Pennsylvania Avenue, between 9 th and 14th Streets, NW, for a three-day celebration guaranteed to bring out the inner foodie in everyone.  Here is a link for discounted tickets at a special online price: 

On Saturday, October 15 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., food lovers will flock to Taste of Georgetown, the "must eat" event showcasing the spectacular cuisine of over 30 of Georgetown's finest restaurants. This year, Taste of Georgetown will feature more than 60 delectable dishes to sample, a fun new "Pumpkin Food Fight" restaurant competition, Washington CityPaper Wine, Ale and Spirits Pavilion, and the jazz talents of Blues Alley. Tickets are $5 for one tasting and $20 for five tastings, with proceeds benefiting the Georgetown Ministry Center's services supporting the homeless.

The newly expanded Hank’s Oyster Bar and Lounge, located at 1624 Q Street, NW, is presenting an exclusive Pop-Up-Dinner on October 16th at 7 PM with internationally trained Chef Thang Le.  With a theme of “travels and inspirations in Asia,” Chef/Owner Jamie Leeds of Hank’s, an important mentor in Le’s career, will be hosting the 24-person dinner event in the restaurant’s new private dining room.  This special dinner is priced at $65 per person, exclusive of tax and gratuity.  Reservations are required and made by calling (202) 462-4265 and going to Ext. 2 (Shane Mayson).  

 The ultimate spice trader, Saffron King Behroush Sharifi, joins Executive Chef Rodney Scruggs to co-hose a fall spice dinner at the Occidental.  October 20th, $110 per person, five course affair.
Food Network stars Paula Deen, Giada De Laurentiis and Guy Fieri will be joined by culinary legend Jacques Pepin at the November 5-6, 2011 Metropolitan Cooking and Entertaining Show at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.  Hours: 10 am – 6 p.m. Nov 5; 10 am – 5 pm Nov 6.  Ticket prices: General Admission - $24.50 in advance; $27 at the door.
On Thursday, Nov. 17 at 7 p.m. in an exclusive interview for the Smithsonian Associates, Martha Stewart will discuss her influences and inspirations and the continuing evolution of American domestic culture. Stewart will also make a special presentation on entertaining in the home. The event will be held at DAR Constitution Hall, 1776 D Street N.W.
Photo by Emily Clack 

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