Monday, August 6, 2018

Wildfire Crab Dinner Recap and Upcoming Events to Attend!

Wildfire in Tysons Galleria created an incredible crab dinner, thoughtfully paired with delicious beers, hosted by John Shields and Evolution Craft Brewing Co. 

John Shields is such a renaissance man—He’s an author of Chesapeake Bay Cooking, host of the PBS series Coastal Cooking, and owner of the renowned Gertrude’s in Baltimore, as well as being known as the "Culinary Ambassador of the Chesapeake Bay!” 

He brought along his sous chef, Steve Balcer, to help teach everyone in attendance how to crack open their own crabs. Although I wasn’t the best at opening up my very own crab, I absolutely loved all of the incredible food that was prepared by Wildfire Executive Chef Moreno Espinoza and Gertrude’s Executive Chef Doug Wetzel and the beers that were paired with the dishes. I have to admit though, the dessert stole my heart! The Blackberry Crème Brûlée Pie paired with Evolution Craft Brewing Co.’s Rise Up Coffee Stout was the best way to end the night. 

This annual event put on by Wildfire was so much fun—full of fruitful discussions, delicious eats, and so much laughter! We can’t wait to head back next year…but in the meantime, Wildfire has so many other upcoming events to attend! Including: DC Summer Restaurant Week, Port City Brewing Co. Beer Dinner, Taste Of Lettuce DC Dinner, Balvenie Single Malt Scotch Dinner, And a Kid’s Pumpkin Carving Class. 

Will we see you there? Details about the events are provided below! Reserve your spot now! 

Monday, August 13 - Sunday, August 19 

Summer Restaurant Week in DC is BACK! $22.00 at lunch and $35.00 per person at dinner for an incredible three-course meal! Plus, this year they will also be offering a three-course Brunch Menu on Saturday, August 18 and Sunday, August 19 for $22.00 per person. 

Friday, August 24, 2018 
6:30 pm 

Join Wildfire for a summer beer event! 
Wildfire’s Executive Chefs will prepare a custom four-course menu and each dish will be paired with a brew from Virginia’s very own Port City Brewing Company! 

THE MENU - $60.00 per person, plus tax (gratuity not included) 

Crispy Mac & Cheese Bites 
roasted garlic tomato sauce 
Mini Crab Cakes 
mustard-mayo dipping sauce 
Optimal Wit, Belgian Style White Ale 

Smoked Chicken Thighs 
peach-bbq glaze, green apple coleslaw 
Oktoberfest, Märzen Style Lager 

Michoacán-Style Braised Pork 
roasted corn & black bean relish, grilled sweet potato, chipotle crema 
Monumental IPA, India Pale Ale 

Vanilla-Caramel Bread Pudding 
bourbon crème anglaise 
Colossal Seven, Scotch Ale 

Friday, September 21, 2018 

Delight in a variety of flavors from eight Lettuce Entertain You area restaurants: Wildfire, Big Bowl, RPM Italian, Stella Barra, Summer House, Community Canteen, Mon Ami Gabi & Joes. 

THE MENU - $80.00 per person, plus tax (gratuity not included) 

Stella Barra – Burrata Crostinis 
toasted baguette, whipped burrata, grilled grapes, aged balsamic vinegar 
RPM – Handmade Truffle Agnolotti 
black truffles 
Big Bowl - Blackberry Rosemary Sangria 

Chicken Liver Mousse Pate 
toasted brioche, red wine Dijon mustard 
M. Chapoutier ‘Belleruche’ Rosé ’16 

Brussels Sprout Salad 
dried blueberries & cranberries, toasted almonds, manchego cheese, sourdough croutons, 
mustard citrus vinaigrette 
Erath Pinot Noir, OR ‘16 

Feta Crusted New York Strip Steak 
redskin mashed potatoes, oven roasted asparagus 
Brassfield Estate Winery Eruption ‘16 

Cherry Pie 
vanilla ice cream 
Graham’s Six Grapes 

Friday, October 12, 2018 
6:30 pm 

Join Wildfire for a fall scotch event! Their Executive Chefs will prepare a custom four-course menu and each dish will be paired with a handcrafted single malt scotch from Balvenie Distillery. 

THE MENU - $130.00 per person, plus tax (gratuity not included) 

Brie, Caramelized Onion & Bacon Tart 
Sweet Potato Squares 
smoked sausage, lemon-garlic aioli 
Balvenie 12 Year DoubleWood “Old Fashioned 

Roasted Caribbean-Style Red Snapper 
coconut rice, fried plantains 
Balvenie 14 Year Caribbean Cask 

Coffee Rubbed New Zealand Lamb Chops 
asiago-horseradish mashed, rosemary-mustard sauce 
Balvenie 17 Year DoubleWood 

Peach & Plum Brioche Bread Pudding 
Portwood scotch crème anglaise 
Balvenie 21 Year PortWood 

Sunday, October 28, 2018 
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm 

Wildfire’s Executive Chef Oscar Huerta will teach the little ones his best kept secrets to carving the spookiest pumpkin in town, just in time for the holiday! 

$20.00 per child, plus tax (not including gratuity)

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