What’s Happening in Washington, DC: April 4, 2016

World class Kosher wines, seven-course dinners, and events celebrating spring’s bounty are what's happening this week

Chef Bertrand Chemel's 2941 Restaurant will be hosting an exclusive five-course dinner offering the highest quality ingredients spring can offer.

Judging from all the amazing things happening this week, Washington is getting closer to becoming a foodie hotspot. You can dine on great American and Continental menus prepared by inventive, talented chefs; meet groundbreaking, socially responsible winery owners; and sample excellent Kosher wines, fit for Passover or anytime you need a good wine to sip.

2941 Restaurant to Host 'Celebration of Spring' Dinner
If you are a devout gourmet and want to experience the best of the early spring season, you’re not going to want to miss 2941 Restaurant’s five-course Celebration of Spring Dinner hosted on Sunday, April 24 from 5:00 to 8:30 p.m. ​Head out to Falls Church, Virginia for a meal that features beautiful seasonal ingredients such as foraged ramps and fiddlehead ferns, morels, baby pea shoots, English peas, and more. The price is $78 per person, with the option of hand-selected wine for an additional $60 per person. ​The five-course menu includes standouts like barigoule Provençale braised vegetables with Hawaiian hearts of palm, local ramps, spring onion, artichoke, and an olive oil emulsion and for dessert a strawberry tart soufflé with lemon sablé, poached rhubarb, strawberry jam, and ricotta sorbet. To make reservations please call (703) 270-1500.

Ardeo+Bardeo to Host Kosher Wine Tasting Featuring Quality Wines from Around the Globe
With Passover just a few weeks away, be sure to reserve a spot for Ardeo+Bardeo's Kosher Wine Tasting on Wednesday, April 13 from 6:45 to 8:00 p.m. In this engaging session, guests will have the pleasure of sampling four Kosher wines paired with two Kosher hors d’oeuvres. Moreover, guests will be educated on what constitutes a Kosher wine and how to discern both quality and value.  The price is $50 per person (not including tax and gratuity) and folks from Pearson’s Wine & Spirits will be on hand to offer guests a discount on the featured wines and handle their purchase with pickup at the store later or delivery. Space is limited so please purchase tickets in advance by calling Ardeo+Bardeo at (202) 244-6750. 

Convivial Restaurant to Host Cambria Proprietor Wine Dinner to Support Non-Profit
Julia Jackson, proprietor of Cambria Winery & co-founder of non-profit Seeds of Empowerment, is in town this week to host an incredible seven-course wine dinner on Thursday, April 7 at 6:30 p.m. at Convivial Restaurant. This dinner celebrates the non-profit’s work, which includes an “annual grant making program that celebrates remarkable women leaders and charitable organizations… around the globe.” The all-inclusive cost is $125 per person. Seating is limited so please make reservations by calling Bill Townsend at Magruder’s at (202) 686-5271.

Park Hyatt Washington to Host “Garden in a Glass Masters of Food & Wine Event on April 23
It’s time for Park Hyatt’s 2016 Masters of Food & Wine. On Saturday, April 23 from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. join Blue Duck Tavern bartender Alex Gordon and chef de cuisine Brad Deboy for a culinary and cocktail experience that celebrates spring’s flora and fauna. Guests will learn how to make four seasonal cocktails highlighting fresh herbs and sample gourmet appetizers for $65 per person, all-inclusive. Blue Duck Tavern’s terrace herb garden will be replanted specifically for the April 23 event. Tickets for this event can be purchased by calling (202) 419-6620.


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