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There used to be a group called French Fries to Foie Gras and I always wish I had the chance to attend one of their meetings - but alas they are no more. So here goes...This is a group for anyone interested in far out food - all skill and palate levels are welcome! We started so we could meet folks who have an appreciation for the absurd, the sublime and the simple pleasures which can be found in almost any type of meal. For starters, we'll plan to meet once a month in small groups at different restaurants (suggestions welcome!) so that we may socialize and share stories. Looking forward to food adventures with you!

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Join us for a relaxing lunch at The Wharf at Kith & Kin!

Hello all - Please join us for a relaxing Sunday lunch at The Wharf at KITH & KIN! Celebrating his heritage ranging from Nigeria and Jamaica, to West Africa and the Caribbean, to New Orleans and New York, and now immersed in The Wharf of Washington D.C., Chef Kwame finds his culinary impetus in everywhere he's from, everywhere he's been, and the influence of those who know him best. From Michelin Guide's Point of View: Set within the InterContinental at the Wharf, Kith/Kin boasts towering ceilings, floods of sunlight and fabulous water views. But it isn’t just about good looks here—the kitchen offers a bevy of surprises via West African, Caribbean and Creole influences. Of course, Chef Kwame Onwuachi has trained at some of the country’s top restaurants, so expect nothing but special flavors and precise techniques. Charcuterie turns tradition on its head with berbere chicharrónes and jerk duck prosciutto. Smoked redfish pâté and andouille sausage over toast is another highlight. For dessert, roasted, seedless (and heatless) habanada peppers are filled with its own mousse and served with elderflower granité, thereby proving that these unique dishes demand your attention. Check out the lunch menu here: https://kithandkindc.com/#aboutus We ask that ALL folks honor their RSVP. If you are unable to attend after sending in a YES, please update your status so that others may join us. To enhance the opportunity for great conversation, we would like to keep the group small. Please feel free to sign-up to meet us along with up to 1 friend. In the future, we will vary the days of the week and the types of restaurants so that we can attract many different types of diners. PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU ARE COMMITTED TO GO WHEN YOU RSVP FOR THIS EVENT. Feel free to make suggestions for future meet locations. All diners will have their own tab to avoid any confusion. If you are unable to join us in May, we hope you'll stay interested and join us for a meal in the future. Looking forward to a great lunch and enjoying the scenery at the Wharf!

Join us for playful, modern, Hong Kong street food at Tiger Fork!

Hello all - Please join us for playful, modern, street food at Tiger Fork! Tucked away in Shaw’s historic Blagden Alley, Tiger Fork offers playful, modern takes on Hong Kong street food, traditional dim sum, and classic Chinese dishes with global influence. From The Washingtonian: It’s easy to get hooked on the Hong Kong street fare coming out of the kitchen. What’s listed as a “humble plate of chili wontons” emerges snappy and delicious, and a combo plate of Chinese barbecue is a feast in itself. Fried rice is good with either chicken and Chinese sausage or salted fish and prawn—even better when you mix the two. Also great: Kowloon bun with dairy-cow beef; clams with chili jam; beef chow foon noodles; crispy whole dorade. Check out the dinner menu here: https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5c607fb34d546e3b8a4bd004/t/5cd1b0faec212d6835e4217e/1557246203186/TF2019_LandscapeMENU_R3-1-2-1.pdf We ask that ALL folks honor their RSVP. If you are unable to attend after sending in a YES, please update your status so that others may join us. To enhance the opportunity for great conversation, we would like to keep the group small. Please feel free to sign-up to meet us along with up to 1 friend. In the future, we will vary the days of the week and the types of restaurants so that we can attract many different types of diners. PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU ARE COMMITTED TO GO WHEN YOU RSVP FOR THIS EVENT. Feel free to make suggestions for future meet locations. All diners will have their own tab to avoid any confusion. If you are unable to join us in June, we hope you'll stay interested and join us for a meal in the future. Looking forward to enjoying yummy food with you!

Join us for Dim Sum Brunch at Maketto - baos, rolls and gyoza - oh my!

Hello all - Please join us for a relaxing Sunday brunch (Dim Sum Style) at Maketto - baos, rolls and gyoza - oh my! From Conde Nast Traveler: Enter through the gift shop at this minimal, multi-level and mixed-use space that design fiends love—brought to you by Erik Bruner-Yang (of Brothers and Sisters in The Line Hotel, and Toki Underground). You'll walk past a glass wall of limited-edition sneakers and racks of APC menswear towards the host desk, and either head to a small bar area, outside to a stylish courtyard, or toward an open kitchen space. (You can't go wrong with any of your options.) A few dishes from the regular menu—including Maketto's famous fried chicken—make it onto Sunday's special dim sum brunch. There are sweet brunch-only options, too, like Chinese doughsticks or huckleberry and cream French toast. You'll want to keep the orders of Shanghai potsticker buns, chicken noodle rolls, leek steamed bao, and vegetable gyoza coming—they're pretty addictive. Check out the dim sum menu here: http://maketto1351.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Maketto_dimsum-4.7.19-working.pdf We ask that ALL folks honor their RSVP. If you are unable to attend after sending in a YES, please update your status so that others may join us. To enhance the opportunity for great conversation, we would like to keep the group small. Please feel free to sign-up to meet us along with up to 1 friend. In the future, we will vary the days of the week and the types of restaurants so that we can attract many different types of diners. PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU ARE COMMITTED TO GO WHEN YOU RSVP FOR THIS EVENT. Feel free to make suggestions for future meet locations. All diners will have their own tab to avoid any confusion. If you are unable to join us in July, we hope you'll stay interested and join us for a meal in the future. Looking forward to dim sum with you!

Join us for dinner at The Inn at Little Washington - worth the journey!

The Inn at Little Washington

Hello all - Please join us for 'exceptional cuisine that is worth a special journey' at The Inn at Little Washington! From The Washington Post: Michelin got it right, giving chef-owner Patrick O’Connell its highest honor of three stars. Many of us who have been eating there over its epic run have long known the inn represented, in the words of the French guide, “exceptional cuisine that is worth a special journey.” By itself, the trompe-l’oeil peach -- spun from peach compote, peach mousse, a chocolate stem and a fondant leaf — is worth the trip. But the dessert, whose fruit changes with the season, is one of many pieces of evidence. I’d throw in the hors d’oeuvre that imagines a BLT as a parfait, the brilliant curry arranged with diver scallops finished with a spritz of calvados at the table, the eggplant Milanese bedded on ribbons of onions and tarted up with tomato-ginger jam, the last dish among the sumptuous vegetarian options. It’s not just the food that dazzles; visitors have been known to be greeted outside with an invitation to tour the hamlet in a horse-drawn carriage. Service sometimes reminds you you’re far away from big Washington; the dining room, plush as it is, could use traffic lights to avoid run-ins, and as much as I love the resident cheese wiz, his nonstop wordplay can incite groans. “Did you hear the U.S. is only going to allow hard cheese?” he asks. “Make America grate again.” Enough, already! But, please, more of just about everything else. Passion fruit caramels are nestled in origami that unfolds to reveal a copy of the inn’s first review — in 1978. Four decades later, the inn continues to makes news, for all the right reasons. Check out a sample menu here: https://theinnatlittlewashington.com/restaurant/sample-menu/ NOTE: The Inn at Little Washington offers three tasting menus. You shoose which menu is most appealing to you. The tasting menu is $238 per person. Optional wine pairings are $170 per person. If anyone would like to ride together - we can meet at Tyson's Corner and head out from there at approximately 3:15 PM. Please send a message if you wish to ride out to the Inn at Little Washington together. We ask that ALL folks honor their RSVP. If you are unable to attend after sending in a YES, please update your status so that others may join us. To enhance the opportunity for great conversation, we would like to keep the group small. Please feel free to sign-up to meet us along with up to 1 friend. In the future, we will vary the days of the week and the types of restaurants so that we can attract many different types of diners. PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU ARE COMMITTED TO GO WHEN YOU RSVP FOR THIS EVENT. Feel free to make suggestions for future meet locations. All diners will have their own tab to avoid any confusion. If you are unable to join us in August, we hope you'll stay interested and join us for a meal in the future. Looking forward to a great meal and enjoying the dining experience at The Inn at Little Washington!

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