Every friday I pick the best culinary events in the DC area for my readers to enjoy. This weekend there are some great events to attend.
5 Chefs, 5 Pigs and 5 Winemakers. Each chef will prepare a 70 lb heritage pig from head to toe for judges and the crowd. In the end the judges and the crowd determine the winner. The 5 chefs are Nicholas Stefanelli – Mio, Brian McBride – Blue Duck Tavern, Jamie Leeds – Commonwealth Gastropub, RJ Cooper – Vidalia and John Manolatos – Cashion’s Eat Place.
There will also be 5 winerys there pairing their wines with the chefs creations. Winerys that are attending Patz & Hall, Pax Wine Cellears, Bonny Doon Vineyard, Arcadian Winery, Miner Family Vineyards.
It is going to be a great time. Plus, its pork. Who doesn’t love pork. For tickets and more information click here.
Spike’d Sundays – (Sunday May 31)
Former “Top Chef” Spike Mendelsohn hosts this summer-long pool party, with burgers, drinks and swimming. Located at Best Western Capitol Skyline Hotel, 10 I St SW, Washington, DC. Entry is $10 and includes a Spike Burger.
Herndon Festival – (Thursday, May 28 to Sunday, May 31)
This festival includes 23 different food vendors including:
|A Southern Fish Fry||Fish & Chips||Food Court|
|Bon Appetit||Mediterranean||Food Court|
|The Original Cinnamon Roasted Almonds||Dessert Crepes/Roasted Nuts||Lynn St|
|Council for the Arts of Herndon||Beer and Food||Cafe|
|D&J Concessions||Turkey Leg/Sausages||Lynn St|
|Jimmy’s Old Town Tavern||Cajun||Cafe|
|John the Greek||Greek||Lynn St|
|Mac Brand Foods||Steak & Cheese/Corn Dog||Lynn St|
|Mediterranean Grill||Fajita/Taco Salad||Food Court|
|Optimist Herndon||Beer and Food||Cafe|
|Papa John’s Pizza||Pizza||Lynn St|
|PopcornMan.com||Kettle Corn||ALynn St|
|Premiere Hospitality Inc.||Superburger||Lynn St|
|Robeks Fruit Smoothies||Smoothies||Station St|
|Sherri’s Fun Foods||Crab Cakes||Food Court|
|Red Hot & Blue||BBQ||Lynn St.|
|Taste of the World||Asian||Cafe|
|Wild Bill’s Olde Fashioned Soda Pop Co.||Rootbeer||Station St|
|Three Thai Sushi||Thai||Food Court|
|Rotary Club of Herndon||Beer and Food||Cafe|
|Cast Iron Concessions||Funnel Cakes||Lynn St|
The festival is located in downtown Herdon, VA and has fireworks @9:30 on Sunday.
Click here for more information.