Thursday, August 27, 2015

Upcoming Events

Join the Liaison Capitol Hill's rooftop pool & lounge Thursday, August 27 for a Summer Soiree benefiting DC Central Kitchen, a local non-profit that reduces hunger with recycled food and trains unemployed adults for culinary careers. It doesn't get better than Happy Hour for a cause! Tickets $35 per person (early bird) include:

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Eat With Your Eyes: Seared Hudson Valley Foie Gras

Are you drooling? You should be. You can find this Seared Hudson Valley Foie Gras with pickled‎ blueberry, pain perdu, and blis maple gastrique at Brabo in Alexandria for $26. Chef Harper McClure out did himself with his new seasonal menu.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Uncorked: 3 Whites to Try This Summer

The price is right and the wine is refreshing.  Check out these Kim Crawford labels this summer!

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Recipe: Warm Black Mission and Kadota Figs with Goat Cheese

At our last Lamb and Fig Feast, I made a variety of dishes including a  Warm Black Mission and Kadota Figs with Goat Cheese. Kadota figs have a creamy amber skin with a light flavor similar to a Sauvignon Blanc.  The Black Mission are probably the figs you are most familiar with.  They have a purple and black skin with deep earthy flavor like a Cabernet.  Special thank you to the California Fig Association for contributing the delicious fruit.


Cochon555’s Heritage BBQ announces the chef lineup and official venue for their second annual friendly competition promoting heritage breed pigs and global grilling cultures. The culinary competition challenges [5] chefs to cook one whole, family farm-raised, heritage pig for a group of 20 notable judges. Chefs have seven days to prepare one whole pig and present a “Judge’s Plate” consisting of 6 dishes scored on utilization, global influences, cooking techniques and overall flavor. The winner in Washington, DC will be crowned the “BBQ King or Queen” and takes home more than $3,000 in prizes. In addition to sampling the competitor’s dishes, the all-inclusive ticket includes “BBQ Traditions”, a tasting inside the event where 10 notable chefs prepare one dish from their favorite BBQ culture in non-competitive spirit. If you love global flavors and star-studded culinary events, this educational event is like a top chef classroom including grilling-styles like Hibachi, Korean BBQ, Asador, Braai from Africa, Char Siu, Caja China, Churrasco, Barbacoa, as well as regional American BBQ styles from Texas to Kansas City.

Upcoming Events

RESTON TOWN CENTER 3rd THURSDAY JAZZ: Join Boxwood Winery every 3rd Thursday for Live Jazz in Reston Town Center beginning August 20th from 8-10 pm with Kerensa Gray

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Recipe: Spanakopita

We made this delicious recipe at the AC Food and Wine show!  Alfa has tons of delicious products including the phyllo dough.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

#HavenlyCardioParty With Havenly, SoulCycle & Kendra Scott

By Claire Goldman

Ever wish you could come home to an apartment so tastefully designed that it looks as though it was taken straight out of a magazine but tailored exactly to your taste and budget?  Enter Havenly, the new online interior design solution takes your input and turns it into the home makeover of your dreams.

Monday, August 10, 2015

$1 Petite Filet Mignon Sandwiches!

On Thursday, August 13, Morton’s The Steakhouse locations nationwide will celebrate National Filet Mignon Day with $1 petite filet mignon sandwiches in the bar area all day.

Friday, August 7, 2015

Thinking of Drinking: BB & TT

By: Laurie Wallin
Capital Cooking Contributor

Blueberries and basil scream summer and Bar Dupont’s BB & TT really hits the spot on a hot summer evening.

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Upcoming Events

Maryland’s famous blue crab is taking over Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa and Marina this August 7th - 22nd, with two weeks of crab-filled feasts, activities and fun. Join local watermen for a crabbing cruise, learn to catch crabs and indulge with the Feelin’ Crabby Food Truck or dinner at J.M. Clayton, the world’s oldest crab factory. Overnight guests who stay during the Eastern Shore resort’s annual Crab Week can save up to 45 percent off regular rates with the resort’s new Take the Credit package, which includes $200 in daily resort credits.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

On the Road Again: Baby Does Wine Country

So, you are considering planning a trip to California wine country with your baby?  Are you crazy?  How could you possibly enjoy the riches of wine with the baby?

Monday, August 3, 2015

El Centro D.F. Destination: Guadalajara Menu

By Claire Goldman
Photos by:  Lauren DeSantis

El Centro D.F.'s Destination:  Guadalajara Menu will take your taste buds on a trip to the Mexican metropolis.  Chef Richard Scandoval and his corporate chefs traveled to the region to learn the flavors of the city through full immersion.  The Guadalajara inspired menu items are infused into the regular lunch and dinner menus and will be available for your enjoyment through September 30th.