10 Fun Food Events Around DC

On the Menu: a cookie-and-wine pairing, festive cocktails, and an Italian Christmas party.

Photograph courtesy of King Street Oyster Bar.

As a part of its global holiday distillery dinner series with liqueur producer Don Ciccio, Brookland’s Finest (3126 12th St., NE) will host a $45 three-course meal with cocktail pairings on Thursday, December 15. The menu, which focuses on Mexico, will include chalupas, birria tacos, and coffee flan.

Take a deep-dive into the cocktail world with Phil Greene at Georgetown’s City Tavern Club (3206 M St., NW) on Thursday, December 15. Sample four cocktails from the beverage historian’s new book of celebratory drinks. The event costs $55 and comes with light appetizers. It starts at 6:30 PM—find tickets here.

Dauphine’s (1100 15th St., NW) will serve a four-course Réveillon dinner from Thursday, December 15 to Friday, December 23. The restaurant’s take on the Christmas tradition includes foie-gras-and-duck-fat terrine on a cocoa cracker; ricotta cavatelli with pickled greens and bacon; and a lemon icebox pie. The dinner costs $85 with the option of a $65 wine pairing. Book a spot here.

The folks at Cheesetique in Del Ray (2411 Mt., Vernon Ave., Alexandria) will host a wheel cutting on Saturday, December 17. Join the traditional wire cutting and taste a renowned gruyere. The event, which starts at 1 PM, is free to attend.

Owen’s Tavern (11820 Trade St., Bethesda) will showcase 15 different drafts and bottles from Maryland brewery Sapwood Cellars on Saturday, December 17. Come by the Pike & Rose hangout for limited release beers plus garlic bread pizzas, burgers, and more. All beers will be priced individually in four-ounce pours.

District Winery (385 Water St., SE) in Navy Yard will put on a holiday cookie pairing event on Saturday, December 17. Taste six different cookie and wine combinations for $50. Classes start at 1 PM or 3 PM and you can purchase a ticket here.

I’m Eddie Cano (5014 Connecticut Ave., NW) and the Italian Bar will throw an Italian Christmas Block Party on Sunday, December 18. There will be $5 mulled wine, discounts on holiday breads, live music, and more. The event is free and runs from 5 to 8 PM.

Capitol Hill food hall the Roost (1401 Pennsylvania Ave., SE) is hosting a holiday sparkling wine tasting on Sunday, December 18. Sample up to 30 different wines for $39 (you’ll be able to buy bottles, too). The tasting will be split into two sessions, running from either noon to 2 PM or 3 to 5 PM. Purchase tickets here.

Last Call Bar (1301-A Fourth St., NE) will hold its annual holiday cocktail seminar on Monday, December 19. Participants can expect cocktail tutorials, drinks, and bites from owner Gina Chersevani and a cast of the city’s bartending talent. The event runs from 6 to 8:30 PM. Tickets are $60 and can be purchased here.

King Street Oyster Bar (22 M St., NE) offers 12 days of festive cocktails through Saturday, December 24. This weekend you’ll find Poinsettias on Friday, frozen Jack Frosts on Saturday, and Santa’s Swizzles on Sunday.

Peter Njoroge
Editorial Fellow