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Foodie To-Do List: National Gallery of Art, EcoFriendly, and Chef's Best

TodoAs part of an ongoing effort to alert you, the readers of DC Foodies, to all of the really cool food-related events, classes and opportunities throughout the Washington Metropolitan area, we give you this week's edition of the Foodie To-Do List.

Each Wednesday, we give you a heads-up on a few of the upcoming events that we think look particularly interesting.  This week, we've got:

Garden Cafe Espana at the National Gallery of Art:

What:
Inspired by two Spanish exhibitions opening in the Gallery over the next two months, Jose Andres has created a whole new menu for the museum's Garden Cafe.  A selection of a la carte dishes and a full buffet will offer everything from Spanish anchovies and olives to braised short ribs and cold garlic-almond soup.

When:
Now through September 17th
Monday through Saturday, 11:30 AM - 3 PM
Sunday, Noon - 4 PM

Where:
National Gallery of Art, West Building
6th Street and Constitution Ave. Entrance
Washington, DC

Why:
Touring museums can be hungry work, but there's plenty to take the edge off when Andres' star power is involved.  Talk about a great way to pass a lunch hour: classic artwork, traditional Spanish dishes, and even Sangria and Spanish wines.  ¬°Buen provecho!

Cost:
$19.25 per person for the buffet; a la carte menu items as priced.


Celebrate Chicken Season with Ecofriendly Foods:

What:
When it comes to shopping local farmers' markets, you quickly learn that EVERYTHING has a traditional growing season (despite what the shelves at Harris Teeter might tell you).  Chicken season begins in earnest this weekend, and the folks from EcoFriendly Foods will be celebrating with samples and recipes, Bruce's Famous Sweet-Onion / Apple Barbecue Sauce, and Southern Fried Chicken in picnic baskets from Dinner Matters.

When:
Sunday, May 17th

Where:
Dupont Circle FreshFarm Market
20th Street, NW, between Massachusetts Ave. and Q Street
Washington, DC

Why:
EcoFriendly Foods is SO hot right now.  Their meats appear on the menu at some of the best and most popular restaurants in the DC and New York dining scenes.  And their "grass-kickin' chickens" are always a treat.

Cost:
Free to stop by and sample.  But good luck trying and not picking up a chicken to take home! 

Food & Friends' "Chefs' Best" Dinner and Auction:

What:
Now in its 19th year, "Chefs' Best" brings together more than 50 of the most celebrated chefs in and around Washington to benefit the volunteer and culinary efforts of Food & Friends.  Food & Friends is all about helping those with cancer, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening illnesses, and this annual gala event is a great way to support their efforts while enjoying great food and some sweet auction items.

When:
Monday, June 1st, doors open at 6:30 M

Where:
Hilton Washington
1919 Connecticut Ave, NW
Washington, DC

Why
Where else can you enjoy food from celebrated local chefs like Dean Gold, Geoff Tracy, Teddy Folkman, Patrick O'Connell, Robert Weland, Peter Smith, and Anthony Chittum all in one room while helping to ensure that Food & Friends' efforts continue to grow throughout the DC area?  Last year, they were able to provide more than 913,000 meals to those in need...with a successful event this year, they might just break a million!

Cost:
$225 per person. 
Tickets can be purchased on the website.  For more information, contact Eliza Yoder at (202) 269-6826 or via email at eyoder@foodandfriends.org.

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Comments

Mariya

Great ideas, thanks!

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