Thursday, May 21, 2015

Upcoming Events

Compass Rose Bar & Kitchen will transform into a bustling Korean Night Market on Thursday, May 21st for an evening of fun street food, inventive cocktails and karaoke. Inspired by her recent travels to Korea, Owner Rose Previte tapped Chef Danny Lee of Mandu and Chef Jesse Miller of Bar Pilar and Café Saint-Ex to join Chef Sam Molavi of Compass Rose in preparing a diverse menu of Korean street foods, including Dduk Bok Gi (spicy rice cakes), Galbi (barbecue short ribs) and Bibim Guksoo (chilled somyun noodles rubbed with diced kimchi, soy, and sesame oil). Tickets are priced at $20 per person, inclusive of food, entertainment, tax and gratuity. Tickets can be purchased via Compass Rose will offer a cash bar for Korean beer and cocktails.

Monday, May 25: What better way to spend Memorial Day than wandering around Georgetown? Join DC Metro Food Tours on Monday, May 25 for a Gastronomic Georgetown Food Tour. This 3.5-hour tour brings together progressive, high-end cuisine and may include hand-made pastas from an award-winning owner/chef, European-inspired flatbreads, or authentic southern French cuisine – each tour is different! The tour costs $65/pp and begins at 3:00pm. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit

Tuesday, May 26: On Tuesday, May 26, DCanter – a Wine Boutique hosts Wine 101: Taste Fundamentals from 7-8pm. For $35pp, participants will learn foundational wine knowledge, including types of grapes, classic styles of wine, and start to understand major winemaking regions of the world. Participants will taste 6 wines accompanied by artisanal cheeses. This is a seated wine class and space is limited. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit

Monday, May 25, through Friday, May 29, participating Wine Program of the Year finalists will showcase the quality, diversity, clarity, and value of their outstanding wine program through in-house promotions, reaffirming why they deserve to win one of the region’s premier industry accolades – a RAMMY Award. Guests are encouraged to come out and support their favorite watering hole throughout the week.

The week of May 25, any guest who posts photos at a RAMMYS wine program finalist location (Charlie Palmer Steak, Fiola, Iron Gate, Proof, and The Red Hen) using the Instagram handle @RAMWdc and hashtag #RAMMYSWine will be entered to win a pair of tickets to the 2015 RAMMY Awards Gala on June 7.

Participating Cocktail Program of the Year Finalists:

601 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004
Toast to Fiola being named a RAMMYS Wine Program of the Year Finalist with some bubbly! Throughout the week of May 25, Fiola is offering a “Fiola Sparkles!” special where guests can enjoy a half bottle (375mL) of Krug,Grande Cuvée, Reims, Champagne NV for $150 (normally $195).

Iron Gate
1734 N Street NW
Washington, DC 20036
To celebrate their recent RAMMYS nomination, Wine Program of the Year Finalist Iron Gate invites guests to partake in a special tasting on the patio of Greek white wines perfect for spring with Wine Director Brent Kroll on Friday, May 29, from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. Call 202-524-5202 to reserve your spot. The tasting is $25 per person and payment will be accepted onsite.

775 G Street NW
Washington, DC 20001
Throughout the week of May 25, RAMMYS Wine Program of the Year Finalist Proof will feature six specialty wines by the glass that guests will never see listed again, poured at discounted one-time-only pricing. The wines will reflect the scope of Proof’s unique wine program – exceptional cult wines and little-known but revered small-production wines from more obscure regions. Proof will also offer guest spots by the glass at its sister restaurants, Doi Moi & Estadio, chosen by the Proof team with the other restaurants’ cuisines in mind.

The Red Hen
1822 First Street NW
Washington, DC 20001
In celebration of being named a RAMMYS Wine Program of the Year Finalist, The Red Hen Beverage Director and Co-Owner Sebastian Zutant will offer several Eastern European wines by the glass in order to support wineries utilizing ancient wine making practices and introduce guests to new wines at an approachable price. Monday, May 25, through Friday, May 29, Sebastian will offer the A Kallmet from Albania and the Tsolikouri from The Republic of Georgia for $9 by the glass, as well as affordably priced selections from Croatia, Slovenia and Serbia, hoping to persuade guests to experience new and different wines.

The winner will be announced at the 33rd Annual RAMMY Awards Gala on Sunday, June 7, 2015, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. For more information regarding the 2015 RAMMY Awards or to purchase tickets, visit or email

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