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Calling All Chocolate Lovers

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‘Chocolate Molleaux – Koko Black Carlton AUD13′
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Do you like chocolate and champagne? If so, February might just be the right month for you to head to the city’s Ritz-Carlton because the Chocolate Decadence Buffet is back.

Executive Chef David Serus is turning the Lobby Lounge into a chocolate paradise with candy, cakes and tarts. You will also find a “Champagne Sommelier” if you fancy a flight of champagne.

All you chocolate connoisseurs can get 5 items for $35: Tiramisu cheese cake, Cherry jubilee, Chocolate raspberry tart, Chocolate Panacotta, White chocolate macaroons, Brownie Sunday martini, Vanilla Chocolate Pudding, Strawberry Champagne, and more. Additional pieces are $5, and the Champagne Flights of Fancy is priced at $38 per flight.

Chocoholics can also enjoy The Ultimate Indulgence, a blend of Crème de Cocoa, Godiva dark chocolate liqueur, vanilla vodka, Bailey’s Irish crème, and a splash of heavy cream.

So, trying to impress a first date or just looking to gorge on treats with best friends? The Chocolate Decadence Buffet and Champagne Flights are available February 11 through the 14th.  Reservations are required for seatings at 6, 8, and 10 p.m.

The Lobby Lounge is located in The Ritz-Carlton, Washington, D.C. at 1150 22nd Street, NW. The closest metro is Foggy Bottom-GWU (blue/orange lines). For more information, contact 202-835-0500.

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Cochon 555: Get Your Pig On

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courtesy of ‘Chris Rief aka Spodie Odie’

This little piggy went to market. This little piggy stayed home. This little piggy had roast beef. This little piggy had none. And this little went “wee. wee. wee” all the way home. And by home, I mean The Ritz-Carlton for Cochon 555 on Sunday, May 2.

This yearly competition travels the US in search of  the “Prince / Princess of Porc” and has 5 local Chefs go head-to-head in a pig preparation throw down. Last year’s Prince, R.J. Cooper of Vidalia returns to defend his title and chefs from Bourbon Steak, Bibiana, Eola and Westend Bistro will try to usurp him. Lots of Pre-cooking, braising, grilling, pressing, pickling, rubbing, smoking, searing, saucing, spicing, injecting, marinating, etc. is involved and top-chefs have been known to use the entire animal.

Tickets for the event go for $125, and guests not only get to enjoy some tasty pork, but will witness a whole pig butcher demonstration, taste great wines, brews and enjoy a plethora of pig perfect desserts. There will also be an after party at a location to be determined.