Friday, November 30, 2018

The Watergate Hotel Hosts DC Holiday Market



DC Holiday Market at The Watergate Hotel
Preview by Claire Garrison
Fa-la-la-la-la-feeling like time to shop for perfect gifts is almost up.  The Watergate Hotel hears your fears and this year they are hosting a collection of unique and upscale vendors for an indoor DC Holiday Market.  This weekend only (November 30 - December 1) shop the pop ups in the warmth of the luxury hotel. 

Thinking of Drinking: Smoked Cider

Add some smokiness to your fall/winter with a Smoked Cider recipe from Masa 14.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Holiday Recipe: Peppermint Bark

Photo by Emily Clack
The holidays are getting close.  Instead of bringing a bottle of wine to the next party, try making a home-made treat that everyone will enjoy.

Monday, November 26, 2018

Dining Out: Plant-Based Israeli Eatery Now Offers Traditional Israeli-Style Falafels!


Hope your bellies are still satisfied from Thanksgiving!  

The Israeli street food-inspired eatery, Shouk, is now serving falafels! Shouk is the Hebrew word for market, referring to the open-air fresh markets common in Israel and the Middle East. The D.C. chain, which is located in Mt Vernon Triangle (655 K Street NW) and Union Market (395 Morse Street NE), is certified kosher and the menu is completely plant-based. 

Friday, November 23, 2018

Thursday, November 22, 2018

A Thanksgiving Menu for a Small Crowd with Wine Pairings

One year my family was set to come to town, but couldn't at the last minute.  We didn't want to make a whole turkey for the two of us (at the time), but we wanted the Thanksgiving flavors.  I came up with this menu so we could get a little taste of turkey and all the yummy sides.  Enjoy!

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Monday, November 19, 2018

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Friday, November 9, 2018

Thinking of Drinking: Spiked Fig Apple Cider


This is great for Thanksgiving or any fall party.  At a Lamb and Fig dinner, I made this Spiked Cider with figs and Diep 9 to go with our meal.  Special thank you to the California Fig Association for contributing the delicious fruit.  

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Dining Out: Jardenea’s Fall Dinner



I was really looking for a hidden gem to indulge in some fall classics. Jardenea’s, tucked away inside of the Foggy Bottom boutique hotel Melrose Georgetown, was just the perfect place.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Top 5 Fall Soups

It is that time of year... soup time!  Are you craving soup?  I am!  Check out these recipes below to celebrate the season.  

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Friday, November 2, 2018

Thinking of Drinking: Negroni

You might find Italians drinking a Negroni or two after work and before dinner.  The Italians love a classic apertif to stimulate the appetite.  Saluti!

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Free Event: Register for the 5th Annual Chile Chef Challenge!


Next Week! The Ambassador of Chile, Alfonso Silva Navarro, Foods from Chile & RAMW are putting on the 5th Annual Chile Chef Challenge! Food & Cocktail Battle. On Monday, November 5, 2018, from 6-9PM at the National Restaurant Association Headquarters DC Chefs and Mixologists will battle it out – and you get to decide what restaurants are your fave!