Uni dinner: Seafood-centric Whaley’s is starting a monthly dinner series on Thursday from 6 to 9 pm, starring a special ingredient. The first feast from chef Daniel Perron features sea urchin from California’s Catalina Island. The dinner is $75 and includes dishes like poached sablefish with matsutake mushrooms and scallops with cauliflower. Call for reservations.
Beers and giggles: In celebration of DC Beer Week, DC Brau is presenting a night of laughs and drinking at the DC Improv on Thursday. At 7:30 pm, comedian Sean Patton will take the stage to perform at the 2nd annual “Hopped Up Comedy Night.” The evening will include lots of beer, and a contest for the best drinking story. Tickets are $15. The DC Beer Week activities continue throughout the city for the weekend, so make sure to check out the event schedule.
International Culinary Series: Decanter at the St. Regis hotel is hosting a culinary series with visiting chefs make cuisines from their home countries. From Thursday to Saturday, Mexican chef Margarita Carrillo and sous chef Angeles Ayala will prepare their native dishes for lunch and dinner alongside creative cocktails.
Sushi Fest: Top sushi chefs are using their best ingredients at Wegmans in Fairfax, VA this weekend to honor Tokyo’s famed Tsukiji fish market at Sushi Fest. On Friday from 11 am to 7 pm, and Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm, the market cafe will be transformed into a display of exotic fresh fish flown in overnight from around the world. In partnership with Japanese fishmonger Uoriki, Wegman’s chefs will prepare unique cuts of fish as well as favorites like octopus, scallops, and kampachi. At noon on both days there will be a A Maguro no Kaitai show, in which a farm-raised bluefin tuna will be displayed in front of the audience.
Taste of Georgetown: Eat and drink with Washingtonian at the Taste of Georgetown on Saturday from 11 am to 4 pm. The neighborhood block party returns near the waterfront with over 60 signature dishes from 30-plus Georgetown restaurants, plus beer and wine that you can sip as your stroll from booth to booth. Tickets start at $20 for food and beverages; general admission is free. Food editors Anna Spiegel and Jessica Sidman will judge the culinary competition.