Cava and Cava Grill are proud partners of the National Zoo’s annual fundraiser, ZooFari on May 16! ZooFari has been called D.C.’s “foodie event of the year,” in that it features more than 100 of the area’s finest restaurants. Add fine wines, fabulous entertainment, animal demonstrations, and a great silent auction, all in the wild setting of the Smithsonian’s National Zoo, and you have a great recipe for a delicious evening. Find out more at fonz.org/zoofari.htm.
Every year foodies converge on 8th street in Capitol Hill for the annual taste of 8th event. The money raised is used to help our historic city and serves as an awesome fun day for the community. Cava serves all natural, non gmo, halal lamb chops and the line is down the block. Good times! Come out and join us.
Being involved in our community is one of the most special things we love about being in this business. From all the fundraisers and food donations we do to help organizations as small as the local school, or as big as the national zoo. One of the most fun and gratifying experiences was our recent time spent at DC Central Kitchen. Chef Dimitri was given the opportunity to teach local chefs of the kitchen and it was a great day. Everyone got the chance to learn how to make spanakopita from scratch. In our next blog feature we will go over how to make this simple recipe at home!
This Saturday at Martha's Table event Sips and Sup, Chef Dimitri will be serving a charred baby octopus with a fava puree, topped with shaved fennel. It will be paired with a chilled cucumber & fennel infused ouzo. Cava will also be serving our dips and spreads! Tickets are going fast and plenty of chefs will be there including Jose Andres, Joan Nathan and Alice Waters.
Our very own Chef Dimitri will be participating in a 3 part teaching course this Wednesday at DC Central Kitchen. He will be instructing students on how to make a traditional Greek spanakopita. DC Central Kitchen provides solutions to poverty, hunger and poor health through job training, healthy food distribution and local farm partnerships. Chef Dimitri is just one of many local DC chefs helping students learn how to make cultural dishes and share career and life advice.
This week at Cava we are working on what we call donation week! Mailing out gift cards to all the schools, churches, organizations who help support us throughout the year. This year we will also be providing food for some inauguration events. We are also working on some seasonal menu changes as sadly, some of our vegetables will be leaving us. I will dive into the menu changes next blog post. For now this was our 1st blog attempt, so if there is something interesting you are looking to hear or see, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org
The 25th Annual Taste of Arlington® is brought to you by the Ballston Business Improvement District. Taste of Arlington® is an annual event that transforms Ballston into a lively street festival, complete with local entertainment, dynamic sponsors, children's activities, and lots of noteworthy restaurants. Over 35 restaurants participate in this spectacular community event, which draws an average of 15,000 people each year who live in the greater Washington, D.C. area. This year, three community non-profit organizations will receive a donation from the proceeds of the event - Arlington Community Foundation, the Virginia Hospital Center, and Phoenix Houses of the Mid-Atlantic. http://www.tasteofarlington.com/index.php
Join us for a spectacular evening of wines, spirits, music, and the best gourmet food the city has to offer. http://www.toastofthetown.com/2012_tott_dc.asp
Help us support Barracks row! Barracks Row is regarded as a culinary destination, and Taste of 8th is the easiest way to sample many of our restaurants. Tickets are $5.00 for a single tasting, equivalent to a tapas or small plate portion, or five tickets for $20.00 (90% of people buy the five ticket package per person so they can sample the most restaurants). Ticket sales benefit Barracks Row Main Street's year-round work to maintain a clean, safe and beautiful community for residents and businesses. http://www.barracksrow.org/tasteof8th
We welcome our 2nd Cava Grill to the family! Locations now in Bethesda and Tyson's Corner Mall, with Columbia Heights and Tenleytown on the way. For more news and information on Cava Grill click http://cavagrill.com/
Join Cava at ZooFari, the area’s premier food tasting event, features more than 100 of the area’s top restaurants all in the unique setting of the National Zoo. Proceeds benefit the Zoo’s conservation, research, and education programs. For Tickets http://nationalzoo.si.edu/ActivitiesAndEvents/Celebrations/ZooFari/default.cfm
THE EVENT WILL FEATURE: Chef Dimitri Moshovitis of Cava Mezze will battle with DC area chefs for best lamb dish! D.C. restaurants/chefs offering samples of dishes featuring American Lamb Friendly chef/dish competition to garner awards and prizes in categories including Best in Show,” “People’s Choice” and “Best Leg, Loin, Shank and Shoulder” categories with voting by a panel of key media representatives and event attendees Hands-on American lamb butcher demos Local wine and beer sponsors
Join us on Monday, February 27th at any Cava restaurant for our episode on Food Network's Heatseekers. Starting at 5pm we will be offering free Crazy Feta for every table! Come see if you can handle the heat!