GOURMET

Light streams across the white-tiled bistro tables festooned with pink and green flowers. A jazzy red fabric covers the walls, invoking the optimism of the Belle Epoque era. It’s a sunlit Sunday afternoon, and I’m chatting with Chef Jacques Haeringer at his namesake restaurant Jacques Brasserie. He tells me the restaurant is inspired by the […]

We all know that weddings come in all different sizes and styles, each uniquely beautiful as they represent each happy couple. It makes sense then that the style of menu choices at a black-tie wedding varies from that of a backyard barbecue, based on the couple’s theme and plans for the reception. We’ve rounded up […]

Northern Virginia has a thriving culture of craft beer makers. You can find exotic sours, hoppy IPAs, and beer flavored with fruits from local farmers. There are beers for every taste. How does craft beer differ from the large brewery beers like MillerCoors or Anheuser-Busch-InBev? Craft beer is considered beer that is produced in small […]

Star of the Mosaic District’s French Quarter Perhaps I was destined to become a culinary writer all along. At the age of 12, I was introduced to Le Marché Français in Georgetown and, understandably, fell in love with French cuisine. This lured me to major in French and spend a savory semester studying—and gourmandizing—in Paris […]

It’s that time of year, again! DC Restaurant Week is here! Enjoy special three-course, prix-fixe meals at these Tysons and Reston area participating restaurants for DC Restaurant Week, January 13 – January 19, 2020. Also, keep in mind that many restaurants extend their promotions a week or even up to a month! During this promotion, enjoy […]

You hear it all the time, “You can’t get a decent NY-Style Deli Sandwich anywhere around here.” Really? Maybe I can help you. When I find myself dreaming of a great deli sandwich, instead of heading to the Big Apple, I take a short drive to Potomac, MD. I go to visit my friend Guy […]

Patsy’s American, Randy’s Steak and Seafood, Best Buns Bakery Opens in Tysons Corner My spoon dipped into crisp meringue, releasing silky lemon curd from its shell. The Pavlova was topped with mandarin slices and passion fruit drizzle. “Perfection,” I said, savoring the combination of sweet, tart, brittle and smooth. “This may be the best dessert […]

With the holidays right around the corner, we thought sharing some of our top “do’s” and “don’ts” for hosting holiday parties and entertaining might come in handy. Whether it’s a small, intimate family Thanksgiving feast, or a large corporate holiday soiree, these tips are sure to get you started on the right track to a […]