News and Events


Mardi Gras at Brookland’s Finest on February 13

To celebrate Mardi Gras on February 13, Executive Chef and Co-Owner Shannan Troncoso and Sous Chef Inma Bonnareli of Brookland’s Finest have created a special dinner menu with festive specials featuring local spirits from One Eight Distilling.

Louisiana cuisine will be the focus of the February 13th menu, with a special nod to locally crafted spirits from Ivy City-based One Eight Distilling.  The first course features Crispy Frog Legs with Remoulade Sauce paired with a rosemary infused Gin Rickey. Etouffée with Gulf shrimp, crawfish, and andouille sausage is the second course, which will be paired with a play on a French 75 made with Verbena Infused District Made Vodka. For dessert, guests will enjoy Bananas Foster Beignets with chocolate ganache and fresh fruit served alongside a Sazerac made with Rock Creek Rye.

The full menu, available for $35 per person, can be found here. Brookland’s Finest is located at 3126 12th Street, NE. For more information, visit and follow on Instagram @brooklands_finest and Facebook:

Bresca Celebrates Valentine’s Day Debuting a Distinctive Tasting Menu.

Chef Ryan Ratino and his team will celebrate Valentine’s Day by featuring Bresca’s first tasting menu on Wednesday, February 14.  Couples will enjoy a five-course menu priced at $90 per person (tax and gratuity not included). Menu highlights include: Parmesan Tartelette (lined with a combination of black truffle and nori); Burrata Raviolini (pasta filled silky and rich cheese and complemented with caviar butter, lemon, capers, and nasturtium flowers); Diver Scallop (seared scallops prepared with sunchoke, mustard, pear, brown butter); a choice of Loup de Mer (Mediterranean seabass served with leeks, onion, plankton, and potatoes) or Lamb Saddle (lamb tenderloin with boudin, feta cheese, olives, and artichokes).  For those seeking to enhance the experience a Foie Gras Torchon (a decadent terrine made with beets, preserved cherries, served with a waffle) can be added for a $20 supplement.  The dinner finishes with a delightful Chocolate Bar (served with preserved berries, lemon balm, parsnip).

As an added bonus, guests can complement their experience with a beverage pairing option with selections such as NV R. Dumont & Fils ‘Solera Reserve” Champagne and 2004 Chateau de Villeneuve ‘Les Cormiers’ Saumur, priced at $50 per person (tax and gratuity not included).

Reservations can be made on Bresca’s website – or by emailing  Bresca is located at 1906 14th St, NW, Washington DC.

Penn Quarter Restaurant Offers Romantic Date Night with Four Special Courses from Chef Kyoo Eom
 Dirty Habit, located across from the Capital One Arena, is offering an elevated, prix-fixe menu this Valentine’s Day. Executive Chef Kyoo Eom has crafted four luxurious courses – including a starter, pasta course, main course, and dessert – for $86 per person.
The first course includes options such as French onion soup with braised short ribs, caramelized onions, gruyere cheese, and croutons and a spot prawn crudo complemented by Buddha hands, rhubarb, fresno chilies, and orange gelée.
For the pasta course, couples may choose from two comforting Italian favorites: raviolo al uovo with egg yolk, spinach, ricotta cheese, prosciutto, and black truffle shavings and a rich truffle risotto made with Arborio rice, onions, parmesan, and winter truffles.
The Valentine’s Day decadence continues with entrée choices like the duck casserole with roasted duck breast, crispy legs, duck sausage, tarbais beans, and bread crumbs; pan-seared corvina with sautéed shrimp, chorizo, and saffron rice; and Hokkaido scallops with bacon, shitake mushrooms, cauliflower, and crispy Brussels sprouts.
Dessert brings a sweet ending to a romantic meal. The passion offers a deconstructed passion fruit cheesecake served with mango sorbet, berry sauce, and micro mint. For chocolate lovers, the aptly named love satisfies with a tart au chocolate with poached pear, rose petals, gold leaf, and bourbon ice cream.
Dirty Habit’s Valentine’s Day menu is available on Wednesday, February 14 from 5:00 – 10:00 p.m. Offerings are available as a prix-fixe menu or a la carte. To make reservations, visit or call 202-449-7095.


Questions or comments?
Send an email to