Smithsonian’s 3rd Annual Food History Weekend got underway October 26 with a private dinner honoring New York tastemaker Danny Meyer. The founder of Union Square Hospitality Group was given the 2017 Julia Child Award — previous recipients include fellow restaurateur Rick Bayless (2016) and celebrity chef Jacques Pepin (2015) — and was showered with praise by peers and media professionals alike.
The remainder of the festivities are more public facing, including a Dine Out event that challenges local restaurants to prepare something that Child might have made herself. Sales from the tribute items flow back through to the Smithsonian.
Here’s where to find the Child-like specials.
Friday, October 27
901 New York Avenue NW
The Lowcountry restaurant is serving beef Bourguignon with potato purée.
300 Tingey Street SE
The Navy Yard brewery and restaurant is serving a seasonally inspired white bean cassoulet with duck confit and Andouille sausage ($16).
1346 T Street NW
The global kitchen just off 14th Street NW is serving duck a l’orange with bigarade sauce.
775 G Street NW
The 10-year-old Penn Quarter mainstay is serving apple walnut pie a la mode with vanilla ice cream ($10).
1206 Wisconsin Avenue NW
The Georgetown beer bar is serving coq au vin.
Saturday, October 28
One Eight Distilling
1135 Okie Street NE
The local distillery and bar is serving an Upside Down Martini.