Quench Your Thirst with a Lovely Lillet Rosé Tonic
I never have more than one drink before dinner. But I do like that one to be large and very strong and very cold and very well-made. I hate small portions of anything. ~ James Bond
If you’ve ever read Casino Royale, Ian Fleming’s first James Bond novel, then you know 007 had a penchant for icy Vesper Martinis made with gin, vodka, and Kina Lillet, a now-obsolete, quinine-based aperitif from Lillet in Bordeaux in southwestern France.
Try this Easy Berry Sangria it’s a Sensational Summer Sipper
Where there is no wine there is no love. ~ Euripides
Viva sangria should be on everyone’s lips when it’s too hot to drink red wine or you’re craving a potent punch or chilled mulled wine. Sangria is a versatile, easy-to-make- ahead quaff that lends itself well to casual entertaining and large crowds, and it looks fabulous served in tall glass pitchers.
The beauty of this ancient drink is the seemingly infinite recipe variations that...
Monkey Around with an Irresistible Orange Cream Dream Cocktail
Get that monkey off your back with a boozy, adult version of the creamsicle and try this recipe for an Orange Cream Dream. Where else can you combine the dreamy vanilla and citrus flavors of a creamsicle with a blended single malt Scotch?
Ice cream fans will love this drink because it’s made with cult-like CTC vanilla ice cr...
Sangria May be Spanish But its Origins Echo the Ancient World
Research the origins of a regional specialty and you are often led down a rabbit hole that stretches back centuries.
Its origins are believed to go back thousands of years, and today it’s so popular around the world that back in 2014 the EU passed regulation to protect its status. This new regulation stipulates that sangria is a protect...
To find out what Irish people eat, and the typical foods served, I sat down with two Irish expats: Cathal Armstrong, acclaimed Irish chef, cookbook author (My Irish Table), and owner of Restaurant Eve in Old Alexandria, Virginia; and Dale Crammond, the counselor for agriculture and food at the Irish Embassy in Washington, D.C.
On March 17, everyone’s Irish... and your best mate. Aside from drinking green beer and wearing “Kiss Me I’m Irish” paraphernalia, there are more authentic ways to celebrate the Emerald Isle’s food, drink, and culture. In DC and its surrounding areas, plenty of bars offer the complete Irish pub experience, along with crowds and staffs of expats to tell you all about the old country.
Here’s our list of where to go on St. Patrick’s Day for classic Irish food, music, and pints, according to expa...
The women’s movement, anti-discrimination laws, and corporate sexual harassment training programs lulled us into thinking things would be different in this brave new culinary world, but it was our male counterparts who became food celebrities, opened restaurants and had wildly successful careers.
Together, the trio is redefining Indian cuisine for American diners, or, as Sankar puts it, “We are taking a different approach to Indian cuisine – authentic yet accessible, wholesome yet lighter and with no artificial colors or flavors. We use premium ingredients and elevate them with our special spice blends and classic – and healthier – tandoor oven cooking to create dishes so delicious, appealing and affordable that you will want to eat at Choolaah every day.”
Anyone who h...
So if you are considering a vacation in Washington, D.C. this summer you should set aside three days to experience Feud of the Founding Fathers hosted by The Jefferson. The hotel’s one-of-a-kind travel itinerary highlights the fascinating history of the political feud between Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton and, along with the hotel’s award-winning accommodations, includes a three-day immersive culinary travel itinerary.
This unique experience coincides with the June 12 debut of the B...
Between June 7 and June 10, restaurants in the nation’s capital will show their true colors in support of the Capital Pride Festival. A rainbow of PRIDE colors will decorate restaurants and a wide range of PRIDE-themed happy hours, cocktails, activities, and unique dishes are being served across the city. Look for goodies like rainbow ice cream cones created by a Michelin-starred pastry chef, bright cocktails, and colorful, multi-layered almond cakes. Read on to find some terrific places to g...
Luke’s Lobster wants Americans to know the lobster they enjoy during the summer comes from Canada, that June 15 is the peak of Canada’s lobster season, while in Maine summertime is the softshell season, and hard shell season doesn’t begin until after Labor Day.
What most dads really want is to spend time with their family no matter what party theme or activity is on the agenda. And if your dad digs good eats, good booze, and dining we’ve got some ideas to consider. Here’s a last minute list of dining options your dad might like to try.
There are menus and party styles to fit everyone from posh parties overlooking the city to German bakeries, and plebian pub bashes that celebrate barbecue and red, white, and blue. Here’s a list of a few favorites we think you’ll enjoy.
There aren’t any signs to tell you where to go, but any day of the week, between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m., if you stand in front of Jim’s Cleaners and Starbucks on 16th Street and wait, it won’t take long before the telltale smell of baking bread floats in the air. Then, just as quickly as it arrived, it is gone, leaving you perplexed as to the source, which I discovered is hidden in a dingy back alley to the left of Jim’s Cleaners. The alley is lined with parked cars, large trash dumpsters, and non...
Anytime the temperatures hit high double or even triple digits I know it’s time to find a cool spot to sit back and sip something cold and refreshing. Make this three ingredient, low calorie, low sugar version of the classic Piña Colada and it will become a staple in your cocktail repertoire