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December ,

Event: Great Grapes Annapolis Wine Festival



4-5 PM Special Show – Join Charlie Adler, Author of I Drink on the Job as he entertains with a wine tasting and anecdotes, stories and lessons from his recent book – he will sign books as well for people who purchase copies. Great Grapes is a series of wine festivals organized from North Carolina to Maryland with a focus on locally produced wines.

The Seminar is free for attendees of the Great Grape Festival, purchase tickets from their website.

And remember – a meal without wine is breakfast – Cheers!

December ,

Event: Cooking with Wine Demo and Book Signing at Bethesda Central Farm Market


See Charlie Adler Cooking with Wine at Bethesda Central
Farm Market
from 11 AM to Noon – I’ll also be signing and selling my book “I Drink on the Job”
I’ll be cooking with St. Michael’s Winery Pinot Grigio

Interestingly, you can purchase Maryland wines at this Farmer’s Market, so come on out and try St. Michael’s wines and purchase as well!

December ,

Event: The Art of Cheese and Wine Pairing


I’ll be giving a seminar on wine and cheese pairing at this prestigious 1st Year Event on Saturday, March 19th from 2:30-3:30

December ,

Event: Boca Bacchanal Grand Tasting


Phenomenal list of Boca’s Top Chefs as well as some really great wine! I’ll be covering this event while I drink (and eat!) on the job and discover South Florida’s up and coming chefs and foodie scene.

December ,

Event: Night O' Chocolate


An evening of chocolate decadence for a great cause

The International Women’s Democracy Center and the Women’s Research and Education Institute are hosting their 3rd Annual Night O’Chocolate fundraiser and silent auction on Tuesday, April 26, 2011, from 6-8:30 p.m. in the Samuel Gompers Room of AFL-CIO at 815 16th Street, NW.

Jamie Leeds, newly elected President of Women Chefs and Restaurateurs and owner of Hank’s and Hank’s Oyster Bar is the Honorary Chair of Night O’Chocolate. “I’m delighted to chair this exciting event in support of  two well-known and widely  respected advocacy organizations,” she said.  “For more than two decades, IWDC and WREI have worked  to strengthen women’s leadership across the country and around the globe.”

This year, Night O’Chocolate is featuring a “Women Pastry Chef” competition with DC’s rising culinary artists from the area’s leading restaurants.  Celebrity judges of the competition include Ris Lacoste of West End’s celebrated Ris restaurant and Roberto Donna of Galileo III.

Fabbioli Cellars of Leesburg will host a wine tasting at Night O’Chocolate, offering some of the country’s most prize-winning vintages–including a double gold at the Indy International Wine competition.

Doug Fabbioli, owner of Fabbioli Cellars, said, “Just as these two wonderful organizations strive for equity in American society, we at Fabbioli Cellars work hard to balance the grapes on the vine, balance the wine in the glass, balance the land where we live, and balance the life that we lead.”

As always, Night O’Chocolate will include a fabulous silent auction that features such irresistible items as a week at a Lake Tahoe Ski House, weekend getaways, fine dining at local restaurants, theater tickets, collectibles, jewelry and gifts from around the world.

Tickets are $50 in advance and $75 at the door.  To purchase tickets go to

December ,

Event: Legg Mason Chef's Challenge


Chef Challenge

– Experience the Flavor of Puerto Rico

hosted by

Rums of Puerto Rico

Reception: 6pm-8pm


Rums of Puerto Rico hosts Chef Challenge – Experience the Flavor of Puerto Rico, pitting Executive Chef Roger Villalobos of Mio Restaurant against Executive Chef Raynold Mendizabal of Lima Restaurant in
a battle to determine who most masterfully creates flavorful and
original Latin dishes infusing a variety of rums as theme ingredients.

The entertaining culinary showdown will take place on Monday, August 1st from 6 until 8 pm, in the tournament’s Hospitality Tent. Among the judges are International Tennis Hall of Famer Gigi Fernandez – the first-ever female Puerto Rican athlete to turn professional, Shannon Shaffer – Executive Chef of Design Cuisine, Mary Beth Albright – 2011 Food Network Star finalist and WTOP’s Man About Town Bob Madigan.
Judges will sample both chef’s dishes and rate on taste,
look/presentation and creativity to determine the Chef Challenge
champion! NBC 4’s Eun Yang will be the emcee entertaining the audience throughout the competition.

The judges will prepare the First Course using DonQ rum, the Second
Course using Bacardi rum and the Dessert Course using Barrilito rum.

Tickets for the Chef Challenge competition hosted by Rums of Puerto
Rico includes food and drink during the reception, a ticket to all the
Monday session main draw matches, and the chance to meet Hall of Famer
Gigi Fernandez, all for just $70.

Availability is limited, so call the Tournament Hotline at 202-721-9500 or visit to reserve your spot.