We love to eat out in Georgetown (who doesn’t?) So much so in fact, we find it difficult to decide where to go. Wouldn’t it be great if you didn’t have to choose? Thank you, The Taste of Georgetown! Over 35 of Georgetown’s premier restaurants will offer samplings of their food at the festival, which runs along K Street between Wisconsin Avenue and Thomas Jefferson Street, right down the street from The Graham Hotel. This year’s festival — the 21st annual — takes place Saturday September 13 from 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Tickets get you samplings — a $5 ticket allows you to sample one dish, a $20 ticket is good for five tastings (advance ticket pricing). It’s easy and affordable to sample a whole host of offerings, but there’s more to the festival than just eating; other attractions include: a chef showdown, bocce ball, and Gypsy Sally’s music stage. And Family friendly activities include hula-hoops, face painting and balloon animal making.
Our picks for eating: Filomena Restaurant (1063 Wisconsin Ave. NW,) known for its outstanding handmade pastas, will serve fried ravioli with Italian sausage, cannoli with ricotta and cinnamon cookies — delizioso! Malmaison (3401 K Street NW), the local French bakery with a cult following, will offer macaroons in various flavors. Café Bonaparte (1520 Wisconsin Ave. NW) is serving up their famous sweet and savory crepes. Georgetown’s staple in fine dining, 1789 Restaurant (1226 36th Street NW), will serve compressed watermelon with lime salt and candied jalapeño. Paolo’s Ristorante (1303 Wisconsin Ave. NW) is treating festival goers to truffle parmesan frites and meatball sliders perfect for munching and strolling while you people watch.
All that food will make you thirsty — meet up with friends in the Craft beer and Wine Pavilion. Tasting tickets will be sold on-site for $4 you’ll get one tasting ticket and for $10 three tasting tickets.
Post festival stop by our rooftop bar The Observatory, as we celebrate the Taste of Georgetown with a happy hour and enjoy the views of the city and toast to Georgetown!