The Ultimate Culinary
Experience in our Nation’s Capital City
The Hay-Adams Hotel is home to one of the most exclusive pubs in the most powerful city on earth. Strategically located across from Pennsylvania Avenue’s most famous address, you’ll find the “Off the Record Bar” where White House staffers, journalists, politicians and international dignitaries all convene to wash down the news of the day with a libation or two. Your culinary getaway to the Capital City begins with a full-immersion cooking class where you’ll roll up your sleeves and cook alongside professional chef instructors…then sit down and enjoy a gourmet dinner that you helped prepare. After a gourmet breakfast at The Lafayette, you’ll be off to explore the monuments…or head over to the National Museum of American History and take a self-guided tour of Julia Child’s kitchen. For fans of the First Lady of celebrity chefs, this is a must see while in DC. Then after relaxing back at your hotel for several hours, it’s time to taste your way through Capitol Hill as you navigate specialty shops and restaurants frequented by political insiders and locals alike. This is not only a culinary adventure, but a cultural excursion that will provide insights into the history and architecture of this charming neighborhood just a stone’s throw from the capitol building. Tonight's culinary extravagance has you dining where the power elite call home - The Capital Grille.
The Hay-Adams - Superior Room - For One (Dbl Occ)
The Hay-Adams, a luxury boutique hotel, is as close as you can get to staying at the White House without a personal invitation from the President. Originally designed in the 1920s as a residential hotel, The Hay-Adams carefully emulates the ambiance of a distinguished private mansion on Lafayette Square. The 145-room boutique hotel in Washington, DC features 21 luxury suites with stunning views of Lafayette Park and the White House. All of our guest rooms exhibit the perfect combination of heritage, luxury, contemporary comfort and technology. Ideally situated in Lafayette Square and steps away from many of Washington D.C.'s famous attractions, The Hay-Adams is the premier destination for leisure and business travelers alike.
The Lafayette Breakfast
Washington's preeminent destination for power dining, The Lafayette serves breakfast, lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch. Overlooking Lafayette Square and the White House, this light-filled dining room offers a unique setting that is certain to complement your fine dining experience. To complement the culinary experience at The Lafayette, Tom Vogt, who the great Lena Horne called her "favorite pianist in Washington," graces the dining room with live piano music every night. For the last 17 years, Vogt has been entertaining guests at The Hay-Adams through his repertoire of classical and jazz standards and show-tunes. Your package includes a full breakfast each morning, and The Lafayette opens for breakfast at 6:30 AM if you choose to get an early start.
Capitol Hill Culinary Experience
Located within earshot of the US Capitol and the Mall, Capitol Hill is one of the earliest, historically diverse, and most beautiful areas in Washington DC. You will be taken on a three hour guided journey through the thriving southeast neighborhood to sample a wide variety of food and drink, from the Navy Yard to Barracks Row, and everything in between. Take a journey through the neighborhood John Philip Sousa and J. Edgar Hoover called home. Come see where Roberta Flack started her career. Enjoy a variety of food that follows the culinary history of this diverse Washington DC neighborhood.
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.
Dinner at Fiola's Restaurant
Fiola is Chef Fabio Trabocchi's first owned restaurant located in the heart of DC's Penn Quarter on Pennsylvania Avenue between 7th and 6th streets with its main entrance on Indiana Avenue.
Fiola is a modern upscale trattoria and uses the freshest ingredients for its daily changing lunch and dinner menus. Fiola's wine list is extensive and great variety is used to compile wines from Italy, Spain, France and the United States. Cuisine must be balanced between and Evolution.Respect is given to ingredients in the original recipes of Italy, but with creativity can reach new levels.