Winter restaurant week: Over 100 Washington area restaurants participate in Winter Restaurant Week from Monday to Sunday, serving $22 lunches and $35 dinners. Need help picking a place? Here’re our top picks, and a list of the participating 100 Very Best Restaurants.
Ten bites: Dino’s Grotto participates in Restaurant Week, but also rolls out another menu available from Monday to Sunday: ten plates for $44, with small portions of popular dishes like house-cured duck breast, grilled octopus, and duck bolognese lasagna (available through February 11). Make reservations online.
Sour night: Head to the Partisan for a celebration of sour beers, Monday through Sunday. Try ten of beer director Greg Engert’s favorite brews on tap, including Crooked Stave St. Bretta, Clementine, Stilllwater Gose Gone Wild, and The Bruery Rueuze. Sample the beers a la carte or in a flight ($20 to $60) with charcuterie pairings. Enter to win a tour and tasting of sours at Bluejacket. Reservations are not required.
War of the roses: Beverage professionals from Jack Rose Dining Saloon and Rose’s Luxury head to Compass Rose on Monday for an event at 7 to benefit the N Street Village: War of the Roses. Each restaurant will craft a cocktail using rose as the main ingredient. Try all three drinks and vote for your favorite one. Tickets ($50) are available online. Compass Rose also hosts a happy hour on Tuesday from 5 to 8 in commemoration of David Bowie’s life. DJ Richard Mixin spins tunes throughout the evening. Cocktails and drink specials named in honor of Bowie will be featured at the restaurant.
Wine class: Vinoteca hosts a class on Tuesday from 7 to 9 highlighting wines from California. Try four to six varietals from the Sonoma Valley and Carneros with wine director Kate Chrisman. Tickets ($49.50) are available online.
Debate showdown: Planning to watching the Republican Debate on Thursday? Make a party out of it at Boqueria, which serves unlimited tapas and drinks for all debates ($45 per person). The lineup includes sangria and draft beer, dishes like lamb meatballs and Spanish tortilla, and the debate on the televisions. Tickets ($45) are available by calling 202-558-9545.
Cooking class: Chef Erin Clarke of Casa Luca host a cooking class from 3 to 4:30 on Saturday. The course starts with snacks and drinks as well as instruction for preparing smoked potato gnocchi, meat ragu, and other dishes. Lunch with wine pairings is included. Tickets ($85) are available online.
Dessert pop-up: Jocelyn Law-Yone and daughter Simone Jacobson launch Toli Moli, a Burmese dessert concept, at EatsPlace on Saturday from 11 am to 3 pm. Try falooda, a layered sweet topped with super-foods, popular in Southeast Asia and the Middle East. The three flavors ($7 to $9) available include mango, coffee, and pomegranate.
Snow party, take two: Ice Yards was cancelled last week due to the storm, but the party is back on for Saturday. The fest includes ice bars, boozy snow cones, fire pits, and more wintery fun from 2 to 6 at The Yards. Tickets are $10; those who purchased tickets will receive a refund, and their reservation will be honored for the new date.