At a Taste of Georgetown, approximately 25 of Washington, DC’s most distinguished restaurants serve sample portions of their signature dishes. The food festival includes live jazz, craft beer and wine and a variety of entertainment for all ages. This year, Georgetown's hottest chefs will face off, testing their culinary skill during the first-ever Georgetown Chef Showdown, judged by DC's top food experts and media. Proceeds from a Taste of Georgetown will benefit the homeless outreach providing psychiatrist care, shelter and meals through the Georgetown Ministry Center.
The judges will taste all 50+ dishes and judge them based on the following categories:
- Best use of Seasonal Ingredients
- Best Overall Dish
- Veg-Friendly: Best meat-free dish
- Best Way to Satiate a Sweet Tooth
- Carnivore's Dream Dish
Date and Time
June 1, 2013
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Wisconsin Avenue, NW, south of M Street in the heart of Georgetown in Washington, DC. See a map of Georgetown
Getting to Georgetown
Avoid parking and traffic by taking the DC Circulator Bus
using the Georgetown/Union Station or new Rosslyn/Georgetown/Dupont Circle lines. There will be a satellite Capital Bikeshare
bike corral at the 30th & K location to accommodate extra bikes during the food festival. If you choose to drive, there are several parking lots in Georgetown.
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Each tasting is $5 or purchase five tastings for $20.
Tickets may be purchased in advance.
Taste of Georgetown Participating Restaurants
1789, Baked & Wired, Bandolero, Bangkok Joe's, Bodega Spanish Tapas & Lounge, Café Bonaparte,Clyde's of Georgetown, Connecticut Copperthite Pie Co., Dean & DeLuca, Degrees Bistro, El Centro, Filomena Ristorante, Georgetown Cupcake, J. Paul's, Luke's Lobster, Morton's The Steakhouse, Muncheez Mania, Neyla, Old Glory, Paolo's, Ristorante Piccolo, Sea Catch Restaurant & Raw Bar, Sprinkles Cupcakes, Tackle Box, Tony & Joe's/Nick's Riverside Grill and Thunder Burger.
Craft Beer & Wine Pavilion
The pavilion will offer several unique brews such as Brooklyn Brewery's Summer Ale, Leinenkugel's Summer, New Belgium Brewing's Fat Tire and Rolle Bolle and Starr Hill's the Love. Not to ignore wine enthusiasts, the pavilion will offer several wines for guests to enjoy while relaxing at one of the pavilion's café tables. Beverages tickets are $10 for 3, and $4 for 1 tasting.
Live music will feature talented local musicians including Laissez Foure, a swingin' jazz quartet, reggae band Mystic Warriors and the Sandra Y. Johnson Sextet. Kids activities will include face painting and balloon sculpting.