Weekend Round-Up

This edition of Weekend Round-Up is dedicated to Bastille Day! Here’s a couple events celebrating La Fête Nationale:

Saturday

France v. USA Sample Day: Biagio Fine Chocolates gets into the spirit of Bastille Day with a face-off between French-made chocolates and American-made chocolates. On Saturday from 3-6 p.m., attendees can sample a variety of delectable chocolates and vote for their favorite. French and American wines and beer will also be provided by DeVinos Wine. And best of all, the event is complimentary–no RSVP required. Come and see which chocolate reigns supreme! Click here for more details.

French Restaurant Week: Check out which DC French restaurants will be offering special menus and deals for the holiday, courtesy of Girl Meets Food.  From July 9-15.

And in other news….today is Chick-fil-A’s Cow Appreciation Day! Dress up like a cow and head to your nearest Chick-fil-A for a free meal. Normally I’d say embarassing gimmicks liks these aren’t worth it, but I am seriously considering it for that tasty chicken sandwich and crispy waffle fries. Click here for more info.

And on Sunday at 11:30 a.m. (sorry for the disorderliness of this post), Wagshal’s Market hosts its annual D.C. Grill Master Series with Ramon Martinez, executive chef of Jaleo. Martinez will demonstrate how to prepare Spanish Iberico de Bellota pork–made from pigs fed on a diet of black acorns. Attendees will receive $5 Wagshal’s Market purchase, free sampling of entrees, complimentary bottled water and recipes, and a Q&A with the chef. Call (202) 363-0884 to reserve a space with a minimum $10 donation via credit card. All donations will go to the Lions Camp Merrick to fund camp scholarships for diabetic children.

Happy weekend and stay cool!

Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

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