The Eating Agenda

Attention chocolate lovers. Here are a few events you'll want to know about.

Every Thursday this month, the Corcoran is hosting Date Nights
from 5-9 p.m. You'll get two-for-one gallery admission and two glasses
of Champagne with chocolate covered strawberries (pictured) or a fruit
and cheese platter in the cafe. Print out this coupon to take advantage of the date night promotion.

In other chocolate-covered news, the Ritz-Carlton
will fill its lounge this weekend with enough candy and confections to
make Willy Wonka proud. The hotel's Chocolate Decadence Buffet, offering
chocolate cakes, macaroons, puddings, martinis and more, will be
available Feb. 11-14.

The buffet is $35 for five items, and if you're not in sugar shock by
then, additional desserts are
$5. Add on a Champagne flight for $38. Reservations are required for
seatings at 6, 8 and 10 p.m. Call 202.835.0500 to reserve.

The National Museum of the American Indian is hosting The Power of Chocolate,
a two-day celebration with plenty of free activities this weekend. Stop in on Sunday at 11:30 a.m. for
a food demo featuring the museum cafe's hot chocolate and chocolate
history discussion.

Also on the eating agenda:

Feb. 13: Winter Wonderland Party at Bourbon Steak (did someone say pork mac and cheese?)

Feb. 14: Cuisine Contra with Mike Isabella

Feb. 24: The Moles of Oaxaca with Patricia Jinich

Visit the Metrocurean Calendar for more DC food events.