Thursday, August 2, 2012

Upcoming Events: Hula at Hank's and More!

Chef/Owner Jamie Leeds of Hank’s Oyster Bar and Lounge is excited to host her first annual Hula Hank’s Luau on Saturday, August 4th.  Priced at $75 per person, guests will enjoy unlimited grilled oysters, shrimp, three whole roasted suckling pigs (each weighing twenty-five pounds), and a variety of sides.  Additionally, Mikala Brennan from the Hula Girl Truck ( will be serving chicken skewers and a pineapple upside-down cake from the truck parked directly outside the restaurant on Q Street, NW.  Guests will receive an honorary tiki mug to take home, as well as six drink tickets, which can be redeemed for tiki-themed libations.  Standouts include the Maitai, a blend of several different rums, Orange Curacao, house made orgeat syrup, and fresh lime juice; the Hawaii to Martinique, a blend of Rhum Agricole, passion fruit syrup and fresh lime juice; the Hank’s Reef, a blend of rums, Averell Damson Gin, house made grenadine, and fresh citrus juices, and the Scorpion Bowl, made with a blend of citrus juices, house made orgeat syrup, rum, and brandy.  The Hank’s Reef and the Scorpion Bowl can serve up to four people.  A selection of beer will also be available.  Tickets are on sale at

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.

With tomatoes in peak season, now is the perfect time to celebrate the abundant tomato harvest with Jaleo’s Annual La Tomatina Festival at all three Jaleo locations. From August 6th through August 12th, José Andrés and the culinary team at Jaleo, led by head chef Ramón Martínez, will be hosting a week-long event that celebrates the bounty of delicious tomatoes with a taste of Spain. Paying tribute to the famous tomato battle that takes place in Buñol, Spain, Jaleo will feature a variety of tomato menu specials as well as the refreshing “1959” cocktail, a delicious drink of tomato water, fresh basil and gin named after the year La Tomatina was officially established.

Don't miss DC Restaurant Week August 13-19, 2012! 

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.

1 comment:

Janet said...

Thanks for all the great events!