Wine Tasting in Washington, D. C.


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  • Fire and Sage
    Though the design in Fire & Sage’s dining room exudes modern elegance, the eatery’s kitchen relies on a decidedly more Old-World device: a wood-fired brick oven. Serving as the kitchen’s cornerstone, the oven bakes signature flatbread pizzas whose flavors range from the classic pairing of mozzarella and basil to an eclectic mélange of sopressa, pepperoni, chorizo, and goat cheese. These upscale twists on finger food represent Executive Chef Stephen Malfatti’s entire menu of refined American classics such as crab-cake sliders on potato rolls, sage-marinated organic chicken over sweet-potato risotto, and sea scallops topped with wild-mushroom ragout. As a starter, the gooey artichoke dip was described as “so generous with lump crab, we imagine it comes from the recipe files of Daddy Warbucks,” by the Washington Post. Regional microbrews join domestic and international beers on the drink menu, which also boasts eight signature cocktails ranging from a tiramisu martini to a cucumber-based concoction with Skinnygirl vodka. Inside the Washington Marriott at Metro Center, diners sit at high-top tables in the bar area or in plush, lime-green booths with giraffe-print accents in the dining room. The colorful booths and chairs play elegantly against the golden-hued wood of the walls and floors, all of which are illuminated by oversize hanging lamps.
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    775 12th Street Northwest
    Washington, DC US
  • Mama Ayesha's
    By the 1940s, Mama Ayesha Abraham had already established herself as a successful young farmer in Jerusalem. But instead of adding to her more than 20 farms, she decided to move to the United States, where she found work in the kitchen of the Syrian Embassy. After many years and countless orders for Capital Hill’s elite, she opened a restaurant called Calvert Café. Today, her nephews and great nephews manage the restaurant, which has been renamed Mama Ayesha's and has been family-owned-and-operated for more than five decades. But her presence is still felt. Her recipes are used to make the eatery’s kebabs and Middle Eastern dishes, and her image appears outside the restaurant on a large mural that also features several recent presidents.
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    1967 Calvert St. NW
    Washington DC, DC US
  • Restaurant Nora
    Enjoy traditional American cuisine at Restaurant Nora, home of American comfort food. Restaurant Nora is also a good option for those with special dietary needs, offering both vegan and healthy items on the menu. Restaurant Nora visitors can also take advantage of the many drink options offered here. You won't need to get a sitter before heading to Restaurant Nora — kids are more than welcome at this family-friendly establishment. Restaurant Nora easily accommodates large groups — there's even a reserved room available for those extra special occasions. Through their catering service, Restaurant Nora can also set out a delicious spread for your next party. Patrons have the option of feeding the meter at the nearby street parking or taking advantage of the restaurant's valet service. Or, if you prefer, leave the car at home and catch public transportation at nearby stop Dupont Circle Metro (Red). Checks are bigger than average at the restaurant, so prepare your wallet.
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    2132 Florida Ave NW
    Washington, DC US
  • Drink the District
    The founders of Drink the District noticed a problem with DC nightlife: young professionals were spending too much money and enjoying too little fun. So, they simply inverted the equation. Their reasonably priced events aim to entertain as much as possible, while still catering to the youthful suit-and-tie crowd. Weekend-long beer festivals celebrate such holidays as Saint Patrick's Day, when everyone is Irish, and Presidents' Day, when everyone is a president. Participants can sample unlimited tastes of more than 75 beers from regional and national breweries, browse the gourmet finger foods from local food trucks, and synchronize their chews to the sounds of live entertainment.
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    1309 5th Street NE
    Washington, DC US
  • Capture Wine Tour
    Far more than just a wine tasting, Capture Wine Tour is a traveling extravaganza. Commandeering the Docks at Union Market, the exciting celebration delivers farm-to-table fare, and artisan wines. More than 120 hand crafted wines give folks a chance to sip and swirl while sampling a variety of gustatory delights from some of the city's rising culinary stars. Better yet, a portion of the proceeds from this event will be donated directly to the Capital Area Food Bank, which works to distribute more than 35 millions meals every year to those in need in the DC-metro area.
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    1309 5th Street NE
    Washington D.C., DC US
  • Cloverfest
    At Cloverfest Beer Festival, guests gather at The Yards, near Nationals Park, to ring in St. Patrick's Day with food, fun, and flowing beer. Visitors sip samples of over 75 different brews from craft producers such as Dogfish Head, Natty Greene's, 21st Amendment, and Old Dominion, which pair with eats from food trucks including Arepa Zone, BBQ Bus, and Burgorilla. As festgoers dine and drink, they move to the energetic music of dueling pianos, and challenge each other to fun backyard games such as giant Jenga, cornhole, beer pong, and dueling.
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    1300 First Street Southeast
    Washington, DC US

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