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On Tap This Week: A Mead Dinner at Doi Moi, Chefs Take Over Graffiato, a Seafood Dinner at Cedar

By Rina Rapuano
August 4, 2014
By Rina Rapuano  |  August 4, 2014
Photo by: Scott Suchman


Doi Moi hosts B. Nektar Meadery founder Brad Dahlholfer for a four-course, family-style dinner with mead pairings Tuesday at 6:30 PM. The dinner costs $60, excluding tax and gratuity, and will explore the reasons mead complements Southeast Asian dishes through tastings of B. Nektar’s offerings, such as mango-honey-black-pepper and wildflower mead. Call the restaurant to reserve a spot (1800 14th St. NW; 202-733-5131).


Graffiato hosts its industry takeover night party tonight from 10 PM-1 AM, when a $10 cash cover will get you entry to a party featuring free snacks from local chefs Mike Friedman of The Red Hen and Jeremiah Langhorne, as well as David Varley of RN74 Seattle. Guest mixologist Hung Nguyen of Public and The Daily NYC will also be in the house offering drink specials at the first-floor pizza bar. Half of the proceeds are donated to charity, with this month’s beneficiary is Live to Fight (707 Sixth St. NW; 202-289-3600).


Cedar and We The Eaters present a cocktail hour and three-course seafood dinner Wednesday from 6-9:30 PM accompanied by a talk from fish purveyor ProFish Ltd. about sustainability and sourcing. After the meal, Cedar chef Aaron McCloud will discuss which fish varieties to buy and how to cook them at home. The cocktail hour will entail a cash bar and passed hors d’oeuvres; the dinner and talk cost $85, excluding gratuity but including gift bag. Tickets can be purchased here, with a portion of the proceeds going toward No Kid Hungry (822 E St. NW; 202-637-0012).

Places Mentioned

Doi Moi

Asian • 14th Street Corridor

Food24 Decor23 Service19 Cost$49

Italian • Penn Quarter/Chinatown

Food23 Decor20 Service20 Cost$36
Red Hen

Italian • Bloomingdale

Food27 Decor25 Service24 Cost$50
RN74 Seattle

Fine Dining • Downtown

Food25 Decor24 Service22 Cost$58

American • Penn Quarter/Chinatown

Food23 Decor20 Service23 Cost$41
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