This Week: Milk Bar Specialty Items, Summertime Cocktails, Wine Social, Rose All Day.
Beloved ramen joint, Toki Underground, recently unveiled new summer dishes to complement its lineup of tried and true menu items. Savor refreshing plates like Avocado and Beet Summer Noodles, Shiobuta (pork belly served DIY lettuce wrap style with all of the accoutrements), Leeks with Leek Vin, Yaki Soba, Asparagus poached in dashi, and Salmon Steamed Buns. Pair them with two new summer cocktails - the CalPina Colada, a fun variation of the traditional pina Colada; and a mango margarita.
Take in panoramic city views during Sunday brunch at the Rosewood’srecently launched rooftop brunch program. Enjoy brunch buffet items including Brioche French Toast, Spinach and Comte Quiche and Buttermilk Chicken in addition to Bloody Marys and Mimosas. Offered every Sunday from 11:30am - 2:30pm.
Celebrate National Ceviche Day at downtown Mexican restaurant MXDC. Through June 30, taste three variations of the refreshing seafood dish: Shrimp with chipotle, smoked peppers, tomato, lemon and corn; Rockfish Aguachile with cucumber, chile pequin, red onion and citrus, and Spanish Octopus with jalapeno, cantaloupe, and mango chili de arbol.
Cool off from the heat and sip on allll of the summer cocktails this season! Check out my recent Drink DC rounduphere for cocktail recommendations and not-to-missed drinks.
Sip on cocktails from Le Diplomate’sL’Apero’s program - available Monday through Friday from 4-6pm. Offerings include house wines for $6, a variety of beers, frose and other specialty cocktails including the Poil de Carotte with Aquavit, Chamomile Liqueur, Lemon, Carrot, and Fennel.
Come get social and learn more about Natural Wines at Laissez Fair(e), presented by Please Bring Chips. Enjoy an afternoon of wine tastings and great food while discovering more about natural wines from viticulturists, sommeliers, and other wine professionals all set against the backdrop of awesome beats courtesy of Jerome Baker III. Bonus: you’ll get to catch the final weekend of ‘Congruent’ by No Kings Collective. Tickets are $45 and can be purchased here. (follow along my Instagram account for a fun giveaway this week!)
Drink rose all day at Yards Park this Saturday - from 1 - 5pm, enjoy live music, outdoor rose bars, and personalized wine glass monogramming all set against instagrammable backdrops including flower walls, fashion sketches and garden. $10 tickets will get you entry and your first glass of rose. Splurge on the VIP Rose garden at Whaley'sand receive a souvenir coconut, pina colada, flight of rose and a half dozen oysters for $$40. Purchase tickets here.