Great Deal: Farrah Olivia by Marou

$39 - 3-Course Dinner with Complimentary Wine Pairings

Farrah Olivia Restaurant is a great new fine dining restaurant in Old Town Alexandria. The food is 'downtown' style interesting, modern and tastes good. Therefore is always great to have good food at a great price - and you can sit out on their patio and evening the summer evenings!

Farrah Olivia Restaurant
600 Franklin St.(Corner of Washington and Franklin - just inside Balducci's)
Alexandria, VA, 22314


Upcoming WCR Local Events: A Cheese Primer

A Cheese Primer

Monday, June 25, 2007
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Cheesetique2403 Mt. Vernon Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22301

To register: http://www.womenchefs.org/cde.cfm?event=170720

Cheesetique will open its doors on Monday, June 25 to WCR members for a tasting & seminar on specialty cheeses. Owner and new WCR member, Jill Erber, better known as the Cheese Lady, states that Cheesetique’s mission is “to encourage and expand the appreciation of specialty cheeses through education, experimentation, and excellent service…”

Join Jill for a description of cheese-making techniques and a guided tasting of some artisanal cheeses.

Located in the DelRay section of Alexandria, Cheesetique has been serving the cheese-loving community at large for 3 years and has received numerous awards including being named “Best Cheese Shop in Washington, DC” by WUSA 9 and “Alexandria’s Retail Business of the Year” (both in 2006).

Of particular interest to WCR members will be the Chefs’ Program Jill offers. This program is designed for area restaurants, caterers & personal chefs to provide them with specialty cheeses to enhance their businesses. Professional discounts and delivery are available.

Seating at this event is very limited and will be on a ‘first come, first served basis.’ So don’t hesitate, register today!

Please visit http://www.cheesetique.com/ for driving directions.


Event: The Southern Food and Beverage Museum Benefit

I will be definetly be attending this. Not only is it an interesting idea to have a food based museum - I believe it will be buffet and passed hor d'oeuvres - so they might as well put 'ALL YOU CAN EAT BUFFET & BAR' on the invitation as I don't plan on eating the entire day beforehand.

The only issue is that since their is a disclosure at the bottom of the invitation "All proceeds go directly to the museum..." that means no chef is making any money - so you can bet that the dishes won't be that 'expensive' to the chefs and may be things that they already offer on their restaurant menus - to keep their costs down.


Jeff Tunks, Gus DiMillo and David Wizenberg of Passion Food Hospitality invite you to join them:

Sunday, June 10, 2007 - 6pm until 9 pm

Washington, DC is the First City to Host a Much Celebrated Fundraiser to Help Benefit the Opening of THE SOUTHERN FOOD AND BEVERAGE MUSEUM in New Orleans, Louisiana Representing the Cuisine and Culture of Sixteen Southern States

Participating Restaurants & Chefs:
Acadiana Restaurant, Washington, DC - Jeff Tunks, David Guas
Cashion's Eat Place and Johnny's Half Shell, Washington, DC - Ann Cashion
Louis at Pawley's, Pawley's Island, South Carolina - Louis Osteen
Restaurant Eugene, Atlanta, Georgia - Linton Hopkins
Vidalia, Washington, DC - Jeff Buben

$100 per person(Minimum donation)- A Selection of Southern Dishes, Open Bar and Signature Southern Drinks

For reservations or information:202. 222. 0987 or sofab@acadianarestaurant.com
For Reservations or Donations On-Line:www.acadianarestaurant.com/sofab.htm

All proceeds from this June 10, 2007, event will go directly to the Museum, whose New Orleans home is scheduled to open this fall.


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