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What’s Happening in Washington, DC: February 29, 2016

In the District this week, Leap Year is here and it brings with it visiting Italian chefs, special beer bashes and dinners

Allagash Leap Year Bash at Jack Rose Dining Saloon

 

Leap Year only comes every four years and if you want to celebrate with great brews poured by brew experts, you simply must head to Jack Rose Dining Saloon.

Tonight, Monday, February 29 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. we suggest you hang out with Nahem Simon resident beer guru and beer director at Jack Rose. The fun is on the heated Rooftop Terrace and Nahem will be sharing exquisite rarities from this Portland, Maine brewing company. This nine-tap takeover includes Allagash special releases from as far back as 2013 as well as other brews you can’t find like the Confluence 2013, a Belgian strong pale ale fermented with Brettanomyces, and Fluxus 2013, a porter-style ale brewed with blood oranges. And the best part is these will be available for just $5 each throughout the event.
Jardenea Announces Appointment of New Executive Chef

Jardenea, the farm-to-fork restaurant within the art-deco inspired Melrose Georgetown Hotel has a new executive chef: Nelson Erazo. In this role, Nelson Erazo will oversee all food and beverage operations for the hotel and restaurant as well as Sensory Direct, the hotel’s in-room dining service, and catering for banquets and events. In keeping with the hotel’s focus on fresh menus that celebrate local foods, chef Erazo will create flavorful dishes that appeal to a wide range of palates. Prior to joining Melrose Georgetown Hotel, Erazo served as the executive chef of Silversmith Hotel in Chicago, Illinois where he oversaw all aspects of the culinary experience, including the launch of the hotel’s new vibrant restaurant and lounge, Adamus, in spring 2014.

Leap Day Specials at Poste Moderne Brasserie

Poste Moderne Brasserie in Penn Quarter is embracing Leap Day, Monday, February 29, by offering a few themed specials from 8:00 to 10:00 p.m. that will make you happy for an extra day of drinking and noshing. For two hours, you can enjoy tasty treats likes frog’s legs for $2.29 per serving and sip on 1-ounce pours of PBR for 29 cents each.​ It’s an easy, breezy, inexpensive way to leap ahead.

Plume at The Jefferson Welcomes Italian Chef Roberto Villa for Five Days of La Cucina Italiana

If you are hungry for a taste of the Mediterranean, we encourage you to visit Plume at The Jefferson Hotel from March 1-5, 2016. For just five days, the hotel and Plume are collaborating with the Belmond Hotel Splendido in Portofino, Italy in what is being called A Taste of Portofino in Plume. This event will feature a shortened version of Plume’s menu from executive chef Ralf Schlegel along with a four-course Italian menu inspired by the local ingredients found along the coast of the Ligurian Riviera prepared by acclaimed Hotel Splendido executive chef Roberto Villa.  In addition, Calvia Luca, the restaurant manager at Belmond Hotel Splendido will lead a special tasting of Italian olive oil from Liguria, Tuscany, and Sicily.

Summer Whitford is the D.C. Editor and a food, drink and travel writer at The Daily Meal. In addition to lifestyle topics, Summer also writes about culture and the arts at Woman Around Town. You can follow her on Twitter @FoodandWineDiva and on Instagram at thefoodandwinediva.

 

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