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  1. Going to Paris in Dec to enjoy the Christmas markets, holiday lights and store displays and, OF COURSE, the food. Want to surprise my best friend with an afternoon high tea. This will be my 7th trip to Paris and not once have I been to high tea. Been to Angelina, Laduree, Fauchon etc, but want a formal afternoon tea experience. Any suggestions appreciated. Price no object, as this is gift to my wonderful best friend.
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    Looking for the Ultimate Brunch

    A la carte or buffet....does not matter. Fiola Mare does sound like it might be it.
  3. Celebrating our 16th anniversary Sunday and want to do brunch. We live in Woodbridge and will consider DC, NoVA, and Loudon, Culpepper and Fauquier counties. Price and travel time not an object, just looking for the best brunch found. Won't hurt also if they have an amazing Bloody Mary.
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    Runcible Spoon Magazine

    Has anyone here read The Runcible Spoon food zine? I accidently ran across it when I was googling scrapbooking stores in DC (You can read about it online on the Wash Post website, June 11, 2013). I acquired a few issues from the Etsy shop and I am still trying to decide whether I like it or not. It kind of reminds me of a mini Lucky Peach magazine. Just wondering if anyone as an opinion of it. This is one of 5 issues I bought.
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    Best Bread Baking Books?

    I have the Tartine Bread book. I think alot of the recipes are very tedious and complicated. Maybe that's just me. I do love Bernard Clayton's The Breads of France.
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    Best Bread Baking Books?

    This is the best bread making book in my library - The Fundamental Techniques of Classic bread baking by the French Culinary Institute.
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    Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

    Has anyone recently traveled to the DR? Headed out for a 5 day trip with an old college friend and we will want to get away from the all inclusive for a nice dinner probably near Playa Bavaro, recommendations appreciated, price no obstacle!
  8. Bobby Flay will have another Burger Palace at Potomac Mills opening in Nov. I'm looking forward to it!
  9. Yes, thank you Dean Gold for hosting our small group and providing all the treats! The duck liver pate was amazing, as well as the crispy duck fat. And Rick the bartender was friendly and made amazing bellinis and other libations for us. Unfortunately my better half was ill and could not attend but I stayed with the others and had dinner (meatballs and mussels with pasta). It was nice to get out again (my first HH in years) and reconnect with some DR members. Hoping HH will revive itself!
  10. I'll be there...looking forward to seeing everybody. It's been too long since Michael and I have been to a DR HH!
  11. Yep, your right! Founding Farmers! No wonder I couldn't find anything about it lol! Thank you! (Must be having a "blonde" day!) ****Just checked the reviews here, doesn't really look like what I am looking for an anniversary dinner.
  12. I tried to find a thread about this restaurant but couldn't. Has anyone ate here? It has good reviews on Open Table, but interested if anyone here has a dining experience there they can share. Looking for someplace different for an anniversary dinner. We always go to Marcel's for birthdays, anniversaries and special occasions and have never been disappointed by the food or service. But I am finding the need to go somewhere else since we don't get into the city that often and I think it's time for a change. Other places we like to give an idea of the food we like are 1789, Circle Bistro, Corduroy, Brasserie Beck, Firefly, Tosca, iRicci, Caucus Room, Dino, Restaurant Eve, Ebbittt, to name a few. Looking for something American this time. I got this restaurant off Open Table's most booked list. Granted, most booked isn't necessarily the best food. Am wondering if Founding fathers is worth a try. We want to stay in DC and eat somewhere within a few blocks from the metro since we will be sans car.
  13. I'm hoping this is still a go for next Wed's HH! Anyone interested in staying for dinner with Michael and I?
  14. I've arranged for us to have a midweek HH on Wed March 7th from 5-7 pm at Dino (Cleveland Park Metro). We will have the table in the grotto behind the bar as well as free space at the bar. The Happy hour deals will include $5.00 drinks, a $5 wine, $18 bottles etc. Antipasti are $3 off. I'll remind everyone as the time gets closer! If anyone is interested in staying for dinner, perhaps we could get a table going....
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