Friday, November 26, 2010

Mixologists rule the kitchen on November 30th

If you have not gotten over celebrating this past week.  If the tryptophan buzz has not left you dozing on the couch.  If you still have room for more......well do I have an idea for you.  Take out the calendars and just mark November 30th on it and get ready for another DC Wine & Food Festival Event.  This time it is not just about food, but also about mixology and the art of pairing cocktails with a chef's creations.  This is a personal favorite subject of mine that I have talked before on the blog and I am very excited to see what will happen next week.  Our own Simo will be there representing Equinox and I know he will not dissapoint.  Here is a reminder of some of his creations:

And trust me, this is just a teaser.  Better things will be happening if you head over to the Ronald Reagan & International Trade Center on November 30th.

So if you are a lover of liquor and a lover of food, or if you love food and your date loves liquor, then really it is just a win-win situation.  Head over to out website for more information.  And if you are an at-home mixologist then check out information on our Cocktail Contest and throw one of your home recipes into the pool.  Or shaker in this case.  


Monday, November 22, 2010

What we are thankful for.....

1. A roof over our heads
2. A fire that is contained in a stove ;)
3. A staff who is our family and has stuck by us through many trials.  
4. Diners who love what we do and waited patiently for us to return
5. For the many opportunities that DC has provided for us 
(we look forward to continuing in our evolution with you)
6. For our family and friends
7. For the promises of a new year 
(it will be here before we know it!)

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Thanksgiving Oyster Roast!

It is officially holiday time and I am ready to get my grub on!  Bring on the stretchy pants and let's live up to the stereotype that Americans love to just pack it on.  You know what I say, they're just jealous that they don't have their own Thanksgiving and a reason to just go balls to wall, all out, ain't no shame in this turkey game, and show that stuffing who's boss once a year.  It is a special day for goodness sake, it's not like we eat like this all the time!  But we might as well have some fun with this festive caloric intake. ;)

But since we are in DC so many of us find ourselves sticking around the city, so we can save some of our money for Christmas tickets home, and without the desire or crazy crowd to induce us to cook all the fixins that we connect to the Thanksgiving holiday.  So why not say screw that and come by someplace where you know the food is tasty and you'll find common comrades around the fire.  And literally there is going to be a fire as we are starting our Thanksgiving off at Equinox with an oyster roast.  Yum!  This is a Gray family tradition, and I have included the family photos to prove it. There of course will be other traditional Thanksgiving items gracing the menu, but with Todd Gray flair that we all know and love.  Check out more details here, , and give us a call, because we are going to be having a great time and we hope that you will come join us.        
Dad showing how it is done.

Harrison practicing his shucking skills