Good morning, kittens! I hope you all had a great weekend—I know I did. Now it’s back to the grind, but thank heavens spring is making an appearance. There’s tons of happening this week, so there should be a lot of ways to have a good time across the District.
Monday & Tuesday
If you’re a meat lover, you must head to The Pig for its final installment of its Head To Toe Supper Series. The five-course anatomical dining experience is focused on the innards. The dinner begins with an amuse of house-made bacon with a maple glaze, and continues on to a polish beef tripe soup with carrot, leeks, marjoram. Dessert is a liverscotch sundae, with blood ice cream, chopped walnuts, and pork liverscotch. A cocktail, beer or wine pairing is served with each course, and the cost is $70 per person plus tax and gratuity. You can see the full menu here—it’s sure to be an experience unlike any other! The dinner is expanded to two nights, Monday and Tuesday, at 7 p.m. Reservations are required and can be made online here or by calling (202) 290-2821. The Pig, 1320 14th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.
Also on Tuesday, Orange Anchor, a new restaurant on the waterfront, is hosting a St. Patrick’s Day Oyster Shuck. There will be all-you-can-eat oysters and all-you-can-drink green champagne and canned beers. There will also be fun giveaways like koozies and fun sunglasses to get you ready for spring! Tickets, $60. Orange Anchor, 3050 K St. N.W., Washington, D.C.
Our favorite French resto, Central, is going Irish tonight in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day. Central is whipping up the iconic St Paddy’s Corned Beef and Cabbage – a la Francais. Cured with salt and spice, the slow cooked beef is served with cabbage and carrots in the style of a classic French stew “pot-au-feu” ($35). For dessert, Michel’s mile high puff pastry is wearing the green as Pistachio Napoleon O’Bonaparte ($11), layered with pistachio crème and set in a pool of Bailey’s Irish Cream sauce. And, as luck would have it, the Guinness is specially priced at $7. Central, 1001 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.
We’re hosting a party to celebrate all things art and design in the District this evening. We’ve partnered with the Beasley’s Real Estate, the Art Registry, and Havenly, an interior design start-up that provides custom room design for all online, for flat fee of $185. There will be cocktails, appetizers, a gallery exhibition featuring Dominique Fierro and Maggie O’Neill, and a custom room design from Havenly. Equally important, the weather is supposed to be perfect for beverages on the patio. If you’ve RSVP’ed, we’ll see you there! If you haven’t, you can hop on the waiting list, here. 6-9 p.m., The District, 1401 S St. N.W., Washington, D.C.
Last week, I attended the media preview for Goût de/Good France at iCi Urban Bistro in the Sofitel Lafayette Square. For one night only, the restaurant is showcasing a seven-course tasting menu of delightful French dishes, including a to-die-for mushroom truffle goat cheese tart and a Branzino carpaccio. You can view the full menu, here. The dinner is taking place tonight, and we suggest you make your reservation by visiting Eventbrite. The Sofitel, Washington, 806 15th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.
Also on Thursday, Room & Board hosts a book signing for the The Height of Style, from author Ingrid Abramovitch, Senior Editor and Writer of Elle Décor. The book showcases more than 220 stunning rooms selected by the editors of Elle Décor, from extravagant living spaces to sleek, state-of-the-art kitchens, baths, and dressing rooms. There will be a conversation with Abramovitch, as well as light bites and refreshments. If you attend, be sure to engage in the conversation online by following along with @IngridAbram of @ELLEDECOR #RoomandBoardEvent #ElleDecorDC. The event is free and open to the public, but RSVP required online. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Room & Board, 1840 14th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.
Get your blowout to last you through the weekend. In celebration of its first year anniversary, Blo Dupont is offering discounted $25 blowouts all day long. I visited Blo last week and was able to catch up on an hour’s worth of emails, champagne in hand. So treat yourself this Friday, ladies. Blo Blow Dry Bar, 2126 P St. N.W., Washington, D.C.
Heading out to dinner? We suggest tapas with the girls. You could visit an old or new favorite from José Andrés, whose restaurants are serving up cherry blossom themed cocktails and appetizers through mid-April.
Jaleo is whipping up a Spanish Garden cocktail, made with gin, chrysanthemum syrup, orange jam, lemon juice, and green chartreuse. There will be several cherry-inspired dishes, including a Drunken Goat Murcia cheese with cherry marmalade and toasted bread as well as a seared salmon with cauliflower purée and cherries.
José’s newest restaurant, the Peruvian China Chilcano, has created a Pisco Macerado, a cherry twist on the traditional Pisco Sour made with Macchu Pisco, lime, egg white, Amargo Chuncho bitters, and dried sour cherries soaked in the Pisco.