The Week in Food Events: DC Beer Week, Sunday Supper at Union Market, and Clyde’s 50th Birthday
Plus learn to make burrata at Trummer’s on Main.
Drink up: DC Beer Week is upon us, and it’s the biggest sudsy celebration yet. The official site contains the full lineup of festivities, including pairing dinners, tap takeovers, outdoor festivals at Nationals Stadium and NoMa, a sneak peek of the upcoming Bluejacket Brewery, and more. Many of the big-time gatherings may sell out, so make sure to get tickets as soon as possible.
Throwback treats: Clyde’s is still young at heart, despite being a Georgetown stalwart, and celebrates its 50th birthday on Monday with a DC City Council-designated Clyde’s of Georgetown Day. Stop in throughout the day for specials from through the decades, including dishes such as London broil and Sidecar cocktails.
Vino 101: New Barracks Row wine shop DCanter kicks off a series of classes on Wednesday with a Back to Basics class and tasting from 6:30 to 8. That’s $35 per person; reserve online.
Guest shucker: You’ll see a temporary new face at Rappahannock Oyster Bar on Wednesday and Thursday. Guest chef Austin Fausett from Trummer’s on Main pops up at the popular bivalve bar from 11 to 8, with a special menu including dishes such as grilled oysters with truffle hollandaise, spicy Maryland crab dip, and whole porgy with ginger dashi. Items are priced individually, as usual.
Cheese and cider: Fromager Carolyn Stromberg of Righteous Cheese hosts a class at her Union Market stall on Thursday at 7. The focus: cheese and boozy cider pairings. Tickets ($49 per person) are limited—and next week’s class is sold out—so make sure to book soon.
Oyster fest: Head to Sonoma on Thursday at 5:30 for a kickoff party celebrating the start of a four-day festival featuring Virginia’s War Shore Oyster Company and locally produced wines. The first gathering offers tastes of both, followed by special oyster menus and a raw bar on the following days.
Make alotta burrata: Love the creamy cheese? Learn a DIY version at Trummer’s on Main Saturday at 1. After testing your hand at cheese-making, you’ll sit down to a plate of burrata with heirloom tomatoes, watermelon, and avocado ice cream. Call for reservations and more information.
Sunday supper: This isn’t your average end-of-week meal. Eight chefs from restaurants such as Daikaya, the Red Hen, and Ripple gather at Union Market at 5:30 to prepare a family-style feast benefiting the James Beard Foundation and Good Food Merchants Guild. Tickets (starting at $250) are available online.