Happy Monday everyone! Last week was an unforgettable one for Tom, who went to Augusta to watch the Masters practice round on Wednesday. The weather didn’t exactly cooperate, but he still had a great time and got some beautiful shots of the course while he was there. Look forward to a post from him soon about his experience!
It seems that Spring has finally gotten past her identity crisis and the weather is going to be beautiful in the coming weeks. Get out and enjoy it!
Anju is Back for One Night Only
Mandu’s popular pop-up, Anju, is back this week for one night only at Mandu’s K Street location. The guest chef series took a hiatus in 2015, but returns for a special encore with Chef Hooni Kim, the acclaimed chef of Danji and Hanjan in New York City. Chef Hooni will join house chefs Danny and Mama Lee, as well as Chefs Francis Derby of the Cannibal in NYC and LA, Marjorie Meek Bradley of Smoked and Stacked, Johnny Spero of upcoming Reverie and Kwame Onwuachi. The chefs will be preparing an assortment of Korean inspired dishes at the late night party on Friday night from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. Admission if $40 per person and includes food and a complimentary cocktail. Additionally, Chef Hooni Him and Mandu Chefs Danny and Mama Lee will host a five-course benefit dinner on Saturday night from 5 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. The price for this seated dinner is $75 per guest including pairings, tax and gratuity. Proceeds from both events will benefit Chef Hooni’s charity, Yori Chunsa, which utilizes a network of chefs to provide training and employment to orphans in Korea. Reservations for both events can be made by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Refugee Orchestra Project
Tonight, Monday April 10th, Gourmet Symphony is joining forces with the Refugee Orchestra Project to provide a voice to refugees in the country. Conductor John Devlin will join Lidiya Yankovskaya and the Refugee Project Orchestra in a special concert. The performance will feature a full symphony orchestra and soloists – including award-winning soprano Zhanna Alkhazova – performing works by refugee composers such as Iranian composer Gity Razaz, Bela Bartok, and Irving Berlin, as well as music that involves refugee themes written by Verdi and Puccini, among others. The concert will showcase, through music, the positive impact those who have come to this country seeking safety and a better life have had on American culture and society.
Admission to the concert is free (RSVP here), though donations are suggested. Guests who give a donation of at least $50 will receive premium seating and a gourmet gift box including snack bites from Gourmet Symphony’s culinary partners at Beuchert’s Saloon and Mike Isabella Concepts, among others–this will be capped at 100. Proceeds from the concert will benefit asylum seekers in the U.S. and abroad.
Uniters of the Brewniverse
On Tuesday, April 11th DC Brau and Jack Rose Dining Saloon will host Uniters of the Brewniverse, in collaboration with the Craft Brewer’s Conference going on this week. DC Brau has teamed up with highly esteemed breweries from across the U.S. The event, which runs from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., boasts a tap takeover featuring all six DC Brau collaboration brews for the first time ever. Plus, this will be the last time to try Jack Rose’s most recent barrel collaboration with DC Brau: the DC Brau JRDS Cask Strength Maker’s Mark Single Barrel-Aged Belgian Space Reaper 2.0. The event is free to attend and open to the public.
My friend Diane is a Certified Sommelier, author and all around badass. She’s embarking on a new blog series that is near and dear to my heart – 50 Days of Rose. For 50 days, she will review a different rose on both her blog and on Instagram. Be sure to follow along to find your next favorite bottle of wine!