August keeps in D.C. A handful of fresh approaches to cool off with a cocktail include an embody of bitter cocktails, international gins, and house-made tonics. Home cooks can get guidelines at the back of some of Julia Child’s favorites, and fanatics of discounted eating can begin planning for the once a year summer Restaurant Week.
Happy birthday, Julia Child
The Smithsonian National Museum of American History is hosting a loose “Cooking Up History” lunch discussion and demonstration on Friday honoring the overdue, first-rate Julia Child. Chef Lynne Just of Sur La Table will stroll through the way to put together classic French onion soup and crepes Suzette. Registration is loose. (14th and Constitution Ave. NW, Friday from 1 p.M. To two p.M., loose)
Learn to master sour cocktails
Getting at ease with the bitter cocktail system is a vital understanding for any bartender. It’s the blueprint for traditional beverages, just like the margarita, daiquiri, and sidecar. Cocktail historian and creator Phillip Greene is holding a courtroom at Archipelago tonight for testimonies, schooling, and instruction in this versatile category. The ticketed occasion includes four pattern-sized cocktails and mild appetizers. (1201 U St. NW, this night from 6:30 p.M. To 8:30 p.M., $50)
Asian meals trucks bring together.
This Saturday is the first-ever Asian Food Truck Festival at The Bullpen. Swing by using the out of doors space for Korean, Vietnamese, Thai, Chinese, and Japanese cuisine. Vendors consist of Abunai, What The Pho, Miso Honey, Due South, and others. The occasion is all-ages and will also function drink specials and stay an enjoyment. Food might be offered an l. A. Carte once inside. (1201 Half St. SE, Saturday from 12 p.M. To ten p.M., unfastened admission).
Celebrate in Cuban fashion
Spend Sunday with an open bar of mojitos, rum punch, and Pina Coladas as Little Havana toast to its first birthday. Expect empanadas and different surpassed appetizers in conjunction with a stay DJ and suitable vibes all afternoon. Tickets are all-inclusive, and seating might be to be had on a primary-come, first-served basis. (3704 14th St. NW, Sunday from 3 p.M. To 6 p.M., $57.60)
Salute D.C.’s culinary history
This month is the fortieth anniversary of powerhouse French chef Jean-Louis Palladin’s arrival at The Watergate Hotel. Palladin exceeded away in 2001, and his eating place is lengthy long past. However, the impact of his Nouveau French cuisine endures. Kingbird at The Watergate is honoring the chef with a $69 3-route menu at some point of the month. Each week is inspired with the aid of a unique season, beginning with spring, which lasts through August 10. Come for chilled Maine lobster, lamb, and fig mousse. (2650 Virginia Ave. NW, August 1 through 31, $69 plus tax and gratuity)
Showing love to low-brow liquids
The Columbia Room’s subsequent cocktail tasting menu is out to turn round perceptions of the Long Island iced tea, the appletini, and different uncool beverages. Its “So Bad, It’s Good” flight released this week and features four drinks paired with small bites. The reimagined cocktails swap out basic booze and sugary mixers for upscale liquids inclusive of Cognac, sake, oat whiskey, and green pepper rum. Reservations are to be had on-line, and the menu will run for the next couple of months. (124 Blagden Alley NW, $ eighty-five plus tax and gratuity.)
International gin and tonics
Olivia is leaning into its Mediterranean impact this August, presenting a gin bar with rare spirits from across the region, including Spain, France, and Italy. The restaurant has also whipped up residence-made tonics infused with lavender, clove, thyme, and citrus zest flavors. Guests can seize a seat in the dining room or at the bar and experiment with the combos. (800 F St. NW, now through August 31, $12 each)
Plan for Summer Restaurant Week
More than two hundred restaurants in the D.C. Metro are gearing up for summer season Restaurant Week, which begins Monday. Menus begin at $22 for lunch and brunch and $35 for dinner. Popular tables book up in advance, so now could be the time to get a reservation running. Visit the Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington online for the entire listing of individuals. (Multiple places, August 12 – August 18, $22 and up)