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Weekly Planner: Pork, Wine and Success

By Rina Rapuano
January 27, 2014
Photo by: Greg Powers & Audrey Crewe

It'll be a while before we're basking in the warm summer heat at outdoor food festivals. Until then, bundle up and make a mad dash from the Metro or taxi to one of these flavorful events:

Eat

Zaytinya hosts a special Papa Weavers Pork dinner Thursday at 7 PM featuring the locally raised pork and the cooking of Zaytinya chef Michael Costa and guest chef Aglaia Kremezi, who is visiting from Greece through the end of the month. The five-course dinner costs $85 per person (excluding tax and gratuity) and will feature Xinomavro wines from Naousa producers (701 Ninth St. NW; 202-638-0800).

Drink

Malmaison in Georgetown launches a Monday-night menu tonight with a special feature - free corkage. Each week, guests can bring their own wines to be opened and served by the restaurant staff along with a $49 four-course menu studded with dishes like poached lobster, venison stew and an apple tarte Tatin à la mode. Even better: With a bit of notice, chef Gerard Pangaud will create dishes to pair specifically with the wines guests plan to bring in (3401 K St. NW; 202-817-3340).

Learn

Several notable young DC chefs have been tapped to speak and answer questions at an Industree event called “The Young Blood” Wednesday. The panel, which will discuss triumphs and failures on their paths to success, includes Marjorie Meek-Bradley, executive chef of Ripple and the soon-to-open Roofer’s Union; Erik Bruner-Yang, chef-owner of Toki Underground and the upcoming Maketto; and Spike Mendelsohn, chef-owner of We the Pizza, Good Stuff Eatery and Béarnaise. The event takes place from 12:30-3:30 PM at The Atlas Performing Arts Center (1333 H St. NE). Tickets cost $40-$50, including bites and drinks, and can be purchased here.

Places Mentioned

WE, THE PIZZA

Pizza • Capitol Hill

Food22 Decor15 Service17 Cost$16
 
 
 
Toki Underground

Asian • Atlas District/H Street Corridor

Food26 Decor22 Service24 Cost$22
 
 
 
Ripple

NoneCleveland Park

Food23 Decor20 Service23 Cost$49
 
 
 
Zaytinya

Mediterranean • Penn Quarter/Chinatown

Food26 Decor24 Service22 Cost$43
 
 
 
Good Stuff Eatery

NoneArlington

Food23 Decor15 Service17 Cost$15
 
 
 
 
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