To Do: Try Rattlesnake, Llama and Gator

TasteDC will host its first Unique and Unusual Food and Wine Fest on Oct. 25, featuring an impressive roster of area chefs and creative dishes. At the walk-around event, you can sample dishes like llama sliders with bleu cheese and rosemary red onion jam, alligator étouffée and rattlesnake gumbo with sassafras scented rice.

The event will be held at The Whittemore House, at 1526 New Hampshire Ave. NW from 6:30-9 p.m. For tickets and a complete list of chefs and their dishes, click here. Tickets cost $75 online, $90 at the door.

A sampling of what's on the evening's menu:

* Jerk frog legs with Jamaican spices, and Caribbean tripe stew with grilled bananas prepared by Tabaq Bistro executive chef Daniel Labonne.

* Terrine de tête de veau, and boudin rouge, black mission fig and goat cheese strudel from Restaurant Kolumbia executive chef Jamie Stachowski.

* Wild boar and smoked goat cheese rotie, and opakapaka (pink snapper) and conch à la nage with roasted red pepper rouille from Viridian chef de cuisine Jeffrey Orel.