Thursday, August 16, 2012

Upcoming Events: Chile Relleno Festival, Restaurant Week and More!

La Sandia's Chile Relleno Festival:  As Chef Richard Sandoval embarks on his third culinary festival at La Sandia this year, he revisits one of Mexico’s most signature dishes, Chile Relleno, or “stuffed chile.” This August, for a limited time, guests can taste four bold, new preparations of Chile Relleno that showcase modern adaptations of this traditional dish. Using a variety of sauces, peppers and fillings, The Chile Relleno Festival at La Sandia is designed to excite diners and to re-introduce them to La Sandia’s culinary style. (Ongoing throughout August)

Don't miss DC Restaurant Week through August 19, 2012! 

Summer Picnic Series:  About a year ago, Hosan Lee came to Washington, DC to design and launch Number 68 Project, a creative social experiment that used the dinner party as a vehicle to bring people together and get beyond the chit chat. These sold-out dinners caught the attention of The New York Times, the Post, Eater, the influential global trend forecaster PSFK, and others.  From that test, she is now organizing a 9-week Summer Picnic Series to launch her new company, TableTribes. Every Sunday evening through August 26, internationally renowned thought leaders and DC's top chefs and mixologists will share their unique insights on a different topic concerning the collective human experience.  Invitations to the Series are issued based on an application, with hard-hitting questions like how one's life might taste as a pie. The application is meant to be fun (clearly) and the event is not meant to be "exclusive"--the idea is to get a group of interesting and interested people together each Sunday for awesome unfussy food on blankets and spirited conversation.

Cuba Libre Restaurant, located at 801 9th Street, NW, is celebrating National Rum Day, Thursday, August 16th, by offering a 50% discount on all rum and rum-based cocktails during “Caippy Hour” from 4:30 PM-6:30 PM in the 50-seat bar/lounge.  

Cheese Class:  Spend an evening with The Cheese Course at Seasonal Pantry in an intimate class discovering and savoring seasonal, artisanal cheeses. We’ll explore the world of cheese pairing by tasting 6 cheeses and 3 craft beers along with housemade accompaniments by Seasonal Pantry's Dan O'Brien. Fromager Carolyn Stromberg will delve into the story behind each cheese, as well as give practical advice about selecting, serving, pairing, and more.  Class is $49 and each is limited to 12 participants. 8/20 and 8/27 at 7 p.m.

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