10.10.2007

To Do: Taste of Georgetown

This Saturday's annual Taste of Georgetown will bring together more than 30 of the neighborhood's restaurants and wine providers, along with children's activities and music provided by Blues Alley.

The food festival will run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dishes from spots like 1789, Agraria, Hook, Mendocino Grille and Mie n Yu will cost $5 apiece (buy five tickets for $20 or an unlimited VIP pass for $100).

A wine pavilion will offer red and white wine tastings by Bacchus Wine Cellar, the French Wine Society and Potomac Wine and Spirits. And get this: wine tastings are free!

A panel of judges (disclosure: including yours truly) will award prizes for the best appetizer, entrée, dessert and display. And having tasted every dish for the past two years as a judge, I can say with all certainty that there will be some delicious finds out there.

Look for the party on Wisconsin Avenue, between M Street and South Street, and on the lawn of the Grace Episcopal Church at 1041 Wisconsin Ave. NW. Hitch a free ride on the Georgetown blue bus, which will run every 10 minutes from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. from the Dupont and Rosslyn Metro stations.

1 comment:

Amanda said...

The food winners:
Best appetizer: Mendocino Grille's barbecue duck confit with spiced beer jelly

Best entree: Agraria's North Dakota short ribs with confit potato, leeks and carrot

Best dessert: 1789's apple beignets
(strong runner-up: Baked and Wired's delicious cupcakes)