Dining in DC’s Foodie Itinerary. List of events ‘To Do’ this week

DID Memo Board FinalDining in DC’s Foodie-To-Do List or Itinerary: Looking for some food-related events for this week or upcoming weeks? Below is a compilation of various, food-related events, such as tastings, festivals, and workshops or classes throughout the Washington DC Metropolitan area for the weekend or upcoming weeks.

Wednesday, September 28:

Rosh Hashanah is September 28 thru 30 and Dino (3435 Connecticut Ave., NW) in Cleveland Park is offering a multi-course family style feast. Opening time on the 28th is 4:30pm if you are going to service after. Dino will offer a Tuscan “Pot Roast” with squash and North Carolina Mahi Mahi, and of course, traditional matzoh ball soup. The cost is $44 per person {seconds by request}. Owner, Dean Gold says, ” We are starting to book up, especially for Wednesday and Friday. Be sure to let us know that your reservation is for Rosh Hashanah so we cook enough food.” Call 202-686-2966 for reservations.

Thursday, September 29:

DC’s golden boy, Jose Andres, the James Beard award-winning and critically acclaimed chef and food policy advocate, welcomes culinary legend Ferran Adrià to Washington, DC with an exclusive and intimate discussion at George Washington University’s Lisner Auditorium (730 21st Street NW), on Thursday, September 29th at 7:30 p.m. Andres and Adria will share insights on their storied careers, Adrià ’s future as one of the most creative chefs in history and now as the head of the El Bulli Foundation, as well as his new cookbook, The Family Meal: Home Cooking with Ferran Adrià (Phaidon). The event will include a Q & A session, followed by a book signing by Adrià . This rare talk is one of Adrià ’s few public visits to the East Coast since the closing of his renowned restaurant El Bulli. A portion of the event proceeds will benefit World Central Kitchen and the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves. Tickets are available at Lisner Auditorium and through Ticketmaster.
See you there!

Sunday, October 2: “World Fare: A Street Food Festival”

The Washington, DC International Wine & Food Festival presents the Women Chefs & Restaurateurs (WCR) World Fare: A Street Food Festival Event hosted at Willow Restaurant (4301 N. Fairfax Dr.) Guests will stroll through the “World Fare” and enjoy fabulous street fare menu items while meeting the region’s top women chefs, sommeliers, and local artisans. Sample beer, wine, and craft cocktails from the nation’s best women brewers, wine makers and mixologists from around the country. Tickets: $65 per person in advance, $75 per person at the door

Wednesday, October 5:

The October DC Food Blogger Happy Hour will be held on Wednesday, October 5th at Hank’s Oyster Bar in Dupont Circle (1624 Q Street, NW) in conjunction with Take a Bite out of Breast Cancer. As part of their commitment to breast cancer awareness, 25% of all proceeds from Tuesday, Oct. 4th and Wednesday, Oct. 5th will be donated to Pink Jams! The happy hour will be co-hosted by yours truly, and one of DC’s best food bloggers, Girl Meets Food‘s Mary Kong. RSVP on the Facebook page.

Take a Bite out of Breast Cancer is an outreach and fundraising campaign focusing on educating Washington, DC area residents about the importance of early detection and awareness, and supports Pink Jams!, a DC area non-profit promoting breast cancer awareness to young men and women. By combining this important message with fashion, art, social events, and live music, Pink Jams! is reaching out to men and women under the age of 40. For the entire month of October, chefs and restaurateurs will commit their establishments for one day, a week, or the entire month, and generously donate a portion of their food and beverage sales so that Pink Jams! can continue their work to save lives.
A listing of participating restaurants and dates can be found at: http://pinkjams.org/takeabite

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