The Week in Food Events: Artini Feature Nights, Restaurant Weeks, and Cooking Classes Galore

Plus a new brew and dinner from DC Brau.
Sip cocktails like these eye-catching Artinis from last year’s soiree during three feature nights this week. Photograph by Kevin Allen.
Sip cocktails like these eye-catching Artinis from last year’s soiree during three feature nights this week. Photograph by Kevin Allen.

Frederick Restaurant Week: If you haven’t scoped out the blossoming food scene in Frederick, then its restaurant
is a prime time to do it. Running
Monday through Sunday, you’ll find specially
priced two- and three-course

at participating eateries including Family

Shab Row Bistro, and Wine Kitchen on the Creek.

Martini madness: Bethesdians can drink a lot
more cocktails in March during the Martini

competition, with ten spots, such as

and Mussel

competing to make the best drink and win the most votes online.
The draw: All martinis
are offered at happy hour prices through March 31.

National Harbor Restaurant Week: Head to the harbor for another restaurant week featuring three-course $20.13 lunches
and $35.13 dinners,
March 4
through 17. Check out the menus from restaurants like Bond
Rosa Mexicano,
and Fiorella Pizzeria.

Drink your art: The official
Artini cocktail affair isn’t until
March 22 (tickets are available online
but the feature

are in full-swing this week. Each of the venues competing to
craft the best art-inspired
cocktail hosts a special night featuring the drink alongside a
raffle with prizes
such as winery tours and restaurant gift certificates; proceeds
benefit NOW at the
. Up this week:

(Tuesday), the Passenger
(Wednesday), and P.O.V.

Rooftop beer dinner: Like DC Brau? Then head to 1905
restaurant on
Thursday for two beery events: a tasting on the rooftop of Brau’s newest release—a Belgian-style
Saint Joseph’s Tripel—from 5 to 7, followed by a beer dinner in the main dining room
at 7:30. The menu and tickets are available online;
the dinner is $75 per person.

Learn to braise: The upside of this frosty weather: more time to hole up in the kitchen and make slow-cooked
meals. To that end, 1789
toque Anthony Lombardo leads a cooking class on braising meats and vegetables
Saturday at 10 AM. The course is followed by lunch with wine pairings ($100 per person, all-inclusive).
Call 202-965-1789 for reservations.

Learn to cook for a crowd: So you’ve mastered dinner for two, but what about hors d’oeuvres for 20?
Lincoln hosts a cooking class on
Saturday from noon to 2:30 that teaches you how to make popular cocktail party snacks and
drinks. Call Elle or Jeanhee at 202-386-9200 to reserve a space ($45 per person).

Learn to paint boozily:

launches a new series of wine and painting

Sunday from 4:30 to 6:30. First up: Paint in the style of Cubist Spanish artists such as
Picasso and Maria Blanchard while sipping two glasses of Spanish wine and receiving
instruction from a Bold Strokes artist. Tickets ($65) are available online.

Taste Puglia: Chef
Roberto Donna is cooking up a storm at Al

(read more about his Laboratorio-esque tasting menu in our

Drop by on
Sunday at 5 for a dinner with wine pairings inspired by Italy’s southern region of Puglia
($65 per person). Check out the menu,
and, if you like it, consider joining Donna for a culinary tour of Puglia in May.

Comfort food lunch: Chef-author
Carla Hall of ABC’s
The Chew hosts a
Sunday lunch at CulinAerie from noon to 2 with Les Dames
d’Escoffier, featuring dishes from her cookbook,
Cooking with Love. Dishes include down-home deviled eggs and braised pork with collards and sweet potatoes.
Make reservations by close of business
Monday by calling 202-973-2168 ($85 for the public).


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