Thursday, March 22, 2012

Upcoming Events: Wine Dinner at the Jefferson

The Spring 2012 Wine Dinner at the Jefferson. March 29: The Dynamic Duo with Favia Wines – Wine Cellar [$200 per person]  At this dedicated 5-course dinner, their acclaimed Favia Viognier, “Suize,” Amador County 2006 is paired with Butter-poached Lobster with Carrot and Vanilla Purée and Ginger Cardamom Emulsion.  Their Plenty of Room, Pinot Noir, Marin County 2010 accompanies a Roasted Guinea HenRagout of Confit Leg, Savoy Cabbage, and Lardons with Natural Jus; and a double pairing of Favia, Grenache, Mourvedre, and Syrah, Rompecabezas, Amador 2009 makes a triumphal match for the grand finale of Blueberry Crêpes with Blueberry Marmalade and Vermont Maple Syrup Ice Cream.

On April 3, Think Local First DC will host a workshop at Busboys and Poets on 5th and K designed to help local entrepreneurs, foodies, and aspiring restaurant owners become equipped with the tools and knowledge to open their own establishments. The event, Ingredients for Success: How to Launch and Operate a Restaurant in DC, will connect local leaders in a unique and collaborative learning forum and will explore everything from licensing, leases, concepts, HR best practices, and doing businesses in DC. The workshop ranges in cost from $125-$199. For more information and to register visit

Trade Grand Tasting and Seminar: Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Members of the trade can explore the rapidly-growing wine region with two exclusive events taking place at Hotel Palomar: a wine seminar (1:30 - 2:30 p.m.) and a trade-only tasting (2:30 - 5:30 p.m.). Guests will learn about the expanding new wine destination during a classroom-style wine seminar featuring regional trends from several Paso Robles winemaker personalities. Immediately following is a walk-around tasting featuring varietals ranging from Cabernet Sauvignon and Rhône style wines, to Sauvignon Blanc and Tempranillo. RSVP requested (

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