Where We’d Spend Our Own Money: The Emporiyum Comes to DC This Fall

August 1, 2014
by Rina Rapuano

Tickets are already on sale for DC’s first-ever Emporiyum set to take place at Union Market’s Dock 5 in November — and judging by the inaugural Baltimore event this spring, Emporiyum is shaping up to be one of the city’s hottest food events this fall.

The two-day market brings together local restaurants, chefs and food and beverage artisans under one roof offering tastes of their food and products. The DC event will take place November 15-16 and feature such celebrated Mid-Atlantic chefs as Erik Bruner-Yang (Toki Underground), Spike Gjerde (Woodberry Kitchen) and Bryan Voltaggio (Range and Aggio), as well as nationally renowned restaurants Qui and Momofuku Milk Bar. Organizer Sue-Jean Chun says they're adding new vendors all the time. 

We’ve been to a lot of food festivals, and one thing that impresses us about this one is the quality of the participants. It’s more like a curated selection rather than just letting anyone set up a table as long as they can pay the fee. It's definitely geared toward a more modern, urban food-lover. In addition, there will be a few seminars held at the nearby Dolcezza Factory, including beginner lessons on pies, ramen and kombucha.

Tickets, which can be purchased here, cost $20-$40 for entry (free for kids 11 and younger). The Dolcezza workshops are selling for $50-$65 each.

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