Foodie Round-Up (May 11-22nd)

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I was out frolicking in Rehoboth last weekend, so this is an extended edition of foodie round-up. Without further ado, all the news fit to eat in the district for the past two weeks, including wine dinners, cooking cruises, cooking classes, and more.

Visit Charlie Palmer Steak for lunch on Wednesday, May 20, 2009, 10% of lunchtime sales will go to Dress for Success DC. Dress for Success provides suits, mentors, career workshops, technical and financial training to low-income women trying to enter the workforce. In today’s economy, it is even more difficult for these women to find a job. Dress for Success gives them not only the clothes, but the professional and life skills necessary to succeed.

sweetgreen, Dupont Circle, located at 1512 Connecticut Avenue, NW is pleased to announce a special book signing party with Editor-in-Chief of Bon Appétit, Barbara Fairchild. She will join Nicolas Jammet, Nathaniel Ru and Jonathan Neman at their restaurant for one night only, Friday, June 5, 2009. The special two-hour reception, co-sponsored by Hook Books Events, begins at 5:30 PM; is priced at $35 per person for general admission. The ticket includes a signed copy of The Bon Appétit Fast Easy Fresh Cookbook as well as a variety of sweetgreen salads to sample and appetizers created from recipes in the cookbook. To purchase advance tickets, go to A limited number of tickets will also be available at the door.

Chef Peter Smith and the Staff of PS7‘s are thrilled to welcome winemaker Steve Matthiasson to D.C. this year, with a dinner featuring Chef Smith’s inspired cuisine. Join us for a five-course tasting menu paired with Steve’s amazing wines, including his white blend, recently awarded 96 points by Wine and Spirits Magazine. $95 per person plus tax and gratuity.

A WLDC reader alerts us unique salad/sandwich eat place Freshii is coming to DC, and Tom confirmed with owner Andrew Nelson, who says, “I will put my first unit in the central biz district and than move on from there. but we think the lunch time crowd in the CBD is young, conscious of what they eat, and looking for alternatives to what is out there already.”

In celebration of Father’s Day, Asia Nine is hosting hree-hour Daddy & Me Cooking Class, where fathers will spend the afternoon discovering new cooking methods with their loved ones. The class will be held on Sunday, June 14th from noon – 3:00 p.m. and is priced at $40 per father and child. During the Daddy & Me Cooking Class, dads will team up with their child to learn how to make authentic Asian cuisine including classic dishes from Asia Nine’s menu, such as Lo Mein, Sushi, and Asian Chicken Tenders. At the end of the class, each participant can enjoy their new culinary creations along with one of Asia Nine’s specialty non-alcoholic beverages, including Lemon Ginger Ice Tea, Fresh Pomegranate Lemonade, or a House-Made Fruit Punch.

Taberna del Alabardero’s Executive Chef Dani Arana has accepted an invitation to be the head chef aboard a week-long cruise throughout the Great Lakes this summer. He will prepare special meals and offer classes to guests aboard the intimate ship throughout the duration of the trip.

Around We Love DC, tons of foodie happenings this week: I join twitter, then do a feature on the DC food scene on twitter, Jenn gets drinks at Wisdom and loves it, Tom updates everyone on WLDC’s victory gardens and loves the sunshine,  I recommend different DC beer week events you might like, I muse on the fact that GU students are gone, and the interns aren’t here yet, so Georgetown might be more fun to visit, Tiff explains CSA’s and offers to help you figure out what to do with what you get,  I recommend eat places at Taste of Eleven, and hipster hangout H Street Country Club finally sets an opening date.

Katie moved to DC in 2007, and has since embarked upon a love affair with the city. She’s an education reform advocate and communications professional during the day; at night and on the weekends, she’s an owner here at We Love DC. Katie has high goals to eat herself through the entire city, with only her running shoes to save her from herself. For up-to-the-minute news and reviews (among other musings), follow her on Twitter!

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