Building Monuments to Culinary Majesty!
Stylish restaurants, celebrity chefs and fresh local fare are all on the menu in DC, a city whose “suddenly seductive” dining scene (New York Post) is no longer known primarily for power lunches and elegant State dinners. You’ll be checking into a beautiful boutique hotel in the heart of the Capital City, within a short distance to the nation’s most cherished monuments and museums. Your culinary getaway is filled with delicious diversions that include hands-on cooking, a scrumptious tour of historic Georgetown, and gourmet dining that will leave you with a new found respect for Washington, DC as a foodie destination. With DC chefs finding celebrity on national TV, restaurants placing focus on all things green and a First Family sampling all that DC’s culinary scene has to offer, there’s no better time to visit the nation’s capital.
The Fairfax at Embassy Row - Superior Room - For One (Dbl Occ)
Nestled among the stately mansions of Massachusetts Avenue, The Fairfax at Embassy Row is a hotel in Washington, D.C. which embodies the grace and elegance of a bygone era in Dupont Circle, one of Washington, D.C.’s most vibrant neighborhoods. Details define the infinite pleasures of the 250-square-foot Superior Room, where guests are invited to unwind at oversized writing desks or on a plush, signature Luxury Collection pillow top bed with 300 thread count Fili D'oro linens. Recently restored, the traditionally appointed room includes a rich cherry wood armoire, refreshment center, classic drapery, and local artwork inspired by the nation’s capital. A digital clock with an iPod docking station, 42" flat screen LCD television, and High Speed Wireless Internet Access keep guests connected to the work outside their private retreat, which is free of urban noise.
Jockey Club Breakfast
The very walls of The Jockey Club seem to buzz with history. Celebrated designer Nina Campbell incorporated a number of throwbacks to the restaurant’s heyday, including the original bar—rumored to have decorated a church at one time. Art Nouveau lighting fixtures cast a rich glow over small, separate dining areas that offer privacy “with a view.” Your package includes a full breakfast each morning, and the Jockey Club opens for breakfast at 6:30 AM if you choose to get an early start.
Georgetown Foodie Tour
Long before it became popular by the Kennedys and the home of high end retail and fashion, Georgetown was a working class port city pre-dating the Federal City of Washington DC. Its roots are still very much alive and can be seen in the red brick townhomes, and turn of the century factories that are found throughout the area. The Georgetown Foodie Tour takes you to the historic yet chic charm of Georgetown, an area that pre-dated Washington DC. You will be transported on this 3.5 hour tour across 250+ years of history, and enjoy flavors closely connected to the Northwest DC neighborhood. The Foodie Tour will bring together progressive, high end cuisine, with long standing DC institutions. From restaurants and shops running before prohibition, to swanky hotspots, this tour brings together some of the best this area has to offer.
Cooking in the Capital – Hands-On Cooking Class with Dinner
We have partnered with a premier recreational cooking school in downtown Washington DC that offers a wide range of cooking classes and events including baking and pastry instruction, wine and spirits tastings, cooking technique workshops and international cuisine seminars. You’ll find top rated chef instructors at this innovative culinary venue such as “Top Chef” contestant Carla Hall, who is a frequent guest instructor.
Five-Course Tasting Dinner by Chef Jeffrey Buben
Vidalia is resplendent with its magnolia walls that grace the entrance and the contemporary new wine bar, serving over thirty wines by the glass. Chef Jeffrey Buben describes Vidalia’s cuisine as original American with a subtle Southern influence. Each presentation is a complexity of textures and tastes, and menus change frequently to indulge in the myriad of local and seasonal ingredients. Your dinner this evening will feature Chef Buben’s 5-Course culinary masterpiece!