MULTIPLE LOCATIONS—CAVA Grill unveils its new spring menu March 20, developed by executive chef and co-founder Dimitri Moshovitis. The refresh is heavy on herbs like turmeric, mint, and ginger, and plays up locally-sourced and seasonal vegetables. Featured additions include ginger-lime turmeric tonic, a raspberry-mint grapefruit shrub, carrot-ginger soup, and charred leek vinaigrette.
DOWNTOWN—The Hay-Adams Hotel’s new “Perfect Proposal Package” for $799 (excluding tax and gratuity) includes way more than just a nice room with fresh flowers, chocolate-covered strawberries, and chilled champagne. To set the mood, couples get a three-course dinner in The Lafayette with a bottle of wine. Also on the agenda is a two-hour private nighttime car tour of the National Mall and in-room breakfast the next day. The icing on the cake: two free Tiffany champagne crystal glasses. The deal is BYOR (Bring Your Own Ring).
DOWNTOWN—Shouk just launched a portable breakfast pita. The substantial veggie “omelet" ($9.75) is a mix of chickpea flour, mushroom, asparagus, potato, and onion. And there’s more: It’s topped with crushed avocado and a chopped salad of roasted red pepper, tomato, cucumber, onion, and arugula.
CAPITOL HILL—D.C. is taking part in Gin World’s annual Gin Festival for the first time this year, with a different brand featured every day at Wisdom (1432 Pennsylvania Ave. SE) starting March 26. The week also includes seminars and educational events, gin cocktails throughout the city, and a finale April 1 tasting at One Eight Distilling. The festival — also taking place in St. Louis, Mo, and San Francisco this year — is billed as the largest gin event in the country.