A Pink Cocktail For A Worthy Cause
"Breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women, except for skin cancers. About 1 in 8 (12%) women in the U.S. will develop invasive breast cancer during their lifetime." - American Cancer Society
National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM), which occurs every October, has a two-fold goal - (1) To build awareness and educate people about this fatal disease and (2) To raise funds towards a cure.
Pink ribbons become a clothing staple, global landmarks glow pink and local businesses show their support by offering products and services where the entire or a percentage of the revenue goes towards research in finding a cure.
Jardenea, the farm-to-fork restaurant, nestled in the luxury boutique hotel, The Melrose Georgetown, has concocted a pink-hued cocktail titled 'The Pink Lady' in honor of NBCAM. Throughout the month, this libation will be available for happy hour (5 PM - 7 PM) every day as part of Jardenea’s 5-5-5 happy hour ($5 cocktails, $5 appetizers, $5 valet), and on the regular cocktail list for $12, and $1 from every 'Pink Lady' sold will be donated to Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
But remember women are not the only ones affected, men are too. The American Cancer Society 'estimates that in 2015 about 2, 350 new cases of invasive breast cancer in men in the United States will be diagnosed.'
Therefore, in addition to the 'The Pink Lady' at Jardenea (which looks delicious), there are other ways to get involved in NBCAM. Here in the DMV area, you can attend events, volunteer or simply donate online.
So I say ... Go PINK in October and Make a Difference!
The wait is finally over. On October 13, Michelin released its first ever Washington, D.C. guide. And what better way to fête this momentous occasion than at a truly elegant party at the gorgeous French Ambassador's residence hosted by the Ambassador of France to the United States, Gérard Araud.
In honor of SER Restaurant's second annual gastronomic week (October 4 - 9), Executive Chef and Co-Owner Josu Zubikarai teamed up with guest Chef Sara Perez of Spain to celebrate one of Spain's culinary treats - pintxos.
A modern Indian restaurant nestled in Cleveland Park, opened its doors in 2002, and helped redefine Indian cuisine in this city. This two-level eatery, whose name is a melange of India and unique, overhauled its menu, decor and beverage program this year and very much succeeded, thanks to Indique's co-partners Surfy Rahman and Executive Chef K.N. Vinod and Stir Bartending Co.'s beverage consultant, Carlie Steiner.
The thriving culinary scene in the nation's capital will soon be internationally-recognized with its first Michelin guide. The fourth city in the United States to get a guide after Chicago, New York City and San Francisco. In 2016, 76 New York City restaurants received a Michelin star rating, 22 in Chicago and 50 in San Francisco.
If there is one meal that I always look forward to every weekend, it's BRUNCH. Why? Because this elaborate dining affair is so much more than just runny eggs (although that is a huge perk ;-)) ... it's about the experience.
Christmas, one of the most celebrated holidays around the world, comes with a rich history of traditions, such as gingerbread houses, nativity scenes, wreaths, caroling, and advent calendars. Having grown up in an Franco-American household, I was fortunate to experience a variety of these, but one of my favorites, and still to this day, is la Bûche de Noël .
La ville lumière. Many years ago, I had the great fortune to discover you, my mother's hometown, and it was an immediate coup de foudre. The smell of warm fresh bread wafting in the air, the narrow and sometimes cobble stone streets filled with people of all cultures joyously walking from one arrondissement to another in search of nooks and crannies that could be claimed as their own.
Are you a foodie? Do you enjoy entertaining? Do you love to cook?
Last Sunday [October 4] was a dreary day in the Nation's Capital, but it was immediately brightened and made better with the Cochon 555 Heritage BBQ event at Union Market. This culinary competition, which is part of a five-city exhibition tour across North America, has three goals: (1) to promote and educate individuals about heritage breed pigs (2) to highlight grilling cultures from around the world and (3) to raise funds for a local cause.