What To Eat (And Drink) Today: Genever-Paired Grub at Belga Cafe, Wines Galore at 2100 Prime
Tonight, the newly rebranded 2100 Prime (ex-Jockey Club) caters a splashy—and I mean, splashy!—opening reception for the Capital Wine Festival at the Fairfax Hotel. Sip on samples from two Virginia wineries, Leesburg's Tarara Vineyards and Middleburg's Boxwood Vineyards, and some 45 others. Admission is $65 per person, with buffet fare included. Across town, Belga Cafe celebrates the national drink of its thematic homeland with a three-course Genever-themed dinner for $39 per person.
Tomorrow, the National Portrait Gallery hosts a reception for slow-food pioneer Alice Waters, with light grub whipped up by Restaurant Eve's Cathal Armstrong, Graffiato's Mike Isabella, Equinox's Todd Gray and Proof's Haidar Karoum; drinks by Karoum's cocktail counterpart Adam Bernbach. Tickets are $100.
Coming up: ChurchKey beer director Greg Engert launches his new "Beer Academy" at Rustico in Arlington and the Newseum hosts its Saturday Night Sips reception for charity, featuring food and drink from some of the area's brightest cooks and bartenders.
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