Thursday, February 27, 2014

Upcoming Events

Parmigiano Reggiano Academy at Righteous Cheese -- Parmigiano Reggiano is often called the King of Cheese – and you can receive a royal education this Thursday at Righteous Cheese at 7pm. The Union Market vendor will be doing a vertical tasting of true Parm at 3 different ages, paired with 2 very different wines as well as paired accompaniments. You’ll discover the nuance and complexity of this classic cheese, as well as discover the history and culture surrounding it. Fromager Carolyn Stromberg will delve into the story of Parm, as well as give advice about selecting, serving, pairing, and more. The class is $39 and requires advance purchase, as ticket availability is limited. For more information, visit

On Friday, February 28, Vinifera Wine Bar & Bistro and The Wine Cabinet will host a special wine dinner featuring critically-acclaimed wines and Executive Chef John-Michael Hamlet's fine European-influenced cuisine. 

This Friday take a little trip to enjoy the culinary offerings of our nautical neighbor Annapolis, MD. The time is right to try Carol's Creek Cafe or Federal House Bar and Grille during the city's annual restaurant week. The special events end March 2nd so make your reservations today! To see a list of participating locations, menus and reservations go to

March 1: BlackSalt Restaurant will partner with Maryland’s Barren Island Oyster Company and Anderson Valley, CA’s Roederer Estate to host a sparkling wine and oyster tasting. The tasting, led by Tim Devine of Barren Island Oyster company, and BlackSalt sommelier Joshua Pauley, will feature Maryland oysters on the half shell, and wood-grilled and bacon-wrapped oysters, all paired with Roederer Estate’s sparkling wines made in the traditional méthode champenoise.

Oscar night is here! You can lounge around in your pajamas at home, or you can lounge around in your pajamas at the U.S. Navy Memorial for DC Short's Annual "Snuggle with the Stars." Experience red carpet arrivals, acceptance speeches, and of course, Ellen Degeneres-all on a 2 story HD Green. General admission tickets include snacks, beer, wine, and soft drinks. VIP tickets include everything from the GA ticket, plus pizza, specialty cocktails, and a special gift (last year Snuggies were given away to VIP ticket holders)! Tickets can be purchased here

Crazy about hops? The join Dogfish Head Alehouse in Falls Church, VA, on Monday, March 3 for “A-Hop-Eclipse” beer dinner – an explosive celebration of Dogfish’s off-centered, hop-centric ales. The four course menu includes the 60 Minute IPA, 90 Minute IPA, Hellhound, and Burton Baton, paired with entrees such as a three-cheese beer soup with crostini and “Beer Can” Cornish Game Hen with baked red potatoes and vegetables. This four-course beer dinner costs $60 per person (including tax) and begins at 7:00pm. For more information or to make reservations, please visit

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