The Week in Food Events: Passover Feasts, Easter Brunches, and Spring Cocktails at P.O.V.

Plus: DC Brau celebrates its third anniversary.

Take a break from spring holiday eating this week for new spring cocktails at the W Hotel’s scenic P.O.V. Lounge. Photograph courtesy of the W Hotel Washington DC.

Plan your Passover: One of the most important Jewish holidays begins at sundown on Monday, and we have a roundup of restaurants celebrating thoughout the week. Check out a modern Seder dinner at DGS Delicatessen, a farm-to-table version at Equinox, BLT Steak’s truffled matzo-ball soup, and more.

Happy beery birthday: Local brewer DC Brau celebrates its third anniversary with a party at Meridian Pint on Tuesday, starting at 5. Plenty of its brews will be on draft—including less-common sips such as Yonder Cities, aged in red-wine barrels—and you can drink $3 pints of the Public, Citizen, and Corruption ales all night.

Commemorative dinner: Two culinary powerhouses combine forces on Wednesday during a special dinner at Toki Underground with Rose’s Luxury. The eight-course meal is hosted in memory of chef Thang Le, with proceeds going toward Mission Excellence. Tickets ($100 per person) can be reserved by e-mailing

Taste of the sea: The tasting table dinner series has returned to Maple Ave, and you’ll find two centered on seafood on Wednesday and Thursday. Six guests are treated to five courses ($65 per person) starting at 7, plus an optional wine pairing for $25. Call for reservations.

Michelin stargazing: Curious to try fare from New York’s Michelin-starred restaurant, Rouge Tomate? You’ll have a chance on Thursday during a collaborative dinner at Blue Duck Tavern, starting at 7:30. Rouge chef Jeremy Bearman prepares a five-course meal themed around the idea of “health through food” ($175 per person). Call Blue Duck (202-419-6755) for reservations.

Drink in spring: The W Hotel’s scenic rooftop P.O.V. Lounge launches a spring cocktail menu on Thursday during a “rooftop riviera” soiree. You’ll sip five drinks at destination-themed bars, relax with Bliss spa treatments at several beauty stations, and more. Tickets are $55, with $10 of each sale going to the Washington Ballet.

Eat through Easter: Many restaurants are planning festive brunches for Easter this Sunday, so it can be hard to pick. We checked in with the top 25 eateries on our 100 Very Best list to help you decide between luxurious prix-fixe meals and casual brunch eats. Check in with us over the course of the week for more Easter coverage.

Planning Ahead

Celebrity chefs on tour: A limited number of tickets are still available for the James Beard Celebrity Chef Tour dinner at Kapnos on Wednesday, April 23. Visiting toques including Michael Solomonov of Zahav in Philadelphia join with local notables such as host chef Mike Isabella and Scott Drewno of the Source for the meal; spaces can be reserved online for $200 per person.

Food Editor

Anna Spiegel covers the dining and drinking scene in her native DC. Prior to joining Washingtonian in 2010, she attended the French Culinary Institute and Columbia University’s MFA program in New York, and held various cooking and writing positions in NYC and in St. John, US Virgin Islands.