The Week in Food Events: Epicurience Food Festival, Mad Fox’s Vegan Beer Dinner

Plus a floral Field to Vase affair.
The Week in Food Events: Epicurience Food Festival, Mad Fox’s Vegan Beer Dinner
The Epicurience Virginia festival brings together big-name chefs, local winemakers, and more. Photograph via Facebook.

Factory sessions: Dolcezza Factory near Union Market hosts Baby Bry Bry & The Apologists on Monday for a performance at 8. Stumptown Coffee Roasters provides guests with a complimentary coffee, while cans of DC Brau will also be available for purchase. Tickets ($10) are available online. The event is open to all ages.

Vegan beer dinner: Mad Fox Brewing Company hosts a vegan beer dinner at their Falls Church location on Monday from 7 to 10. The five-course meal features dishes like chickpea fritters and tofu pad thai, all paired with the pub’s own brews. Purchase tickets ($75) online.

Rural reception: Chef Tarver King and the Restaurant at Patowmack Farm host a fundraising reception for tableware design studio Cloud Terre on Wednesday from 6:30 to 8:30. Guests can nibble on locally-foraged snacks, drink local wines and Catoctin Creek cocktails, and chat with ceramicists Amber Kendrick and Ernie Niblack. Tickets ($45) can be purchased online, with funds going towards the Cloud Terre’s Kickstarter campaign.

Floral dinner: The Field to Vase tour arrives in Washington with a boquet-filled dinner at LynnVale Farm on Thursday from 5 to 8. The Gainesville, Virginia business sells over 100 varieties of flowers to local farmers markets, and partners with chef Michael Kozich of Bluewater Kitchen for the four-course meal. Tickets ($175) are available online.

Gourmet symphony: Visit the Hamilton on Thursday at 8 for a dinner and live orchestra performance. Mingle with the players while dining on a four-course meal from host chef Anthony Lombardo and Andrew Markert of Beuchert’s Saloon. Seating is available at tables of six to eight. Musical offerings include Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5. Tickets ($99 to $175) are available online.

Two buck beers: Open Road Grille & Icehouse celebrates its second anniversary on Thursday with $2 pints starting at 11, and live entertainment beginning at 4. Guests can order off the menu of American specialties.

Food festival: The Epicurience Virginia festival returns to Loudon County from Thursday to Saturday. A varied schedule includes dinners with big-name chefs like Bryan Voltaggio and Tarver King, local beer and wine tastings, live music, butchery demos, and more. Purchase tickets ($50 to $150) online.

Cuban-style brunch: Bastille channels Havanna for a special Sunday brunch from 11:30 to 2. A la carte items include a Cuban sandwich with fried eggs and a rum-based Cuba libre cocktail, all of which can be consumed to recordings from the Buena Vista Social Club.

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