Washington, DC’s highly anticipated epicurean festival, the annual Taste of Georgetown, celebrates its 20th year on Saturday, June 1, 2013 from 11am-4pm with creative cuisine from up to 30 of the neighborhood’s best restaurants, as well as an expansive Craft Beer and Wine Pavilion and live entertainment. For the first time in the event’s history, teams led by some of Georgetown’s hottest chefs will face off, testing their culinary skill during Taste of Georgetown’s Iron Chef-style Competition judged by DC’s top food experts and media.This longstanding event in Georgetown is hosted by the Georgetown BID and benefits the Georgetown Ministry Center’s services supporting the homeless.
The only opportunity to taste one’s way through Georgetown in an afternoon, Taste of Georgetown 2013 will offer the opportunity to sample up to 60 signature dishes from 30 popular Georgetown dining spots. This year’s Taste of Georgetown includes a new emphasis on unique craft brews, transforming the signature tasting pavilion into a brew-lover’s paradise featuring an extensive variety of unique craft beers as well as wines. The annual Wisconsin Avenue tasting festival will also feature live music and jazz talents, as well as other playful entertainment and activities including a culinary showdown, a balloon sculptor and face painter.
Tickets are $5 for one tasting and $20 for five tastings, and can be purchased in advance online at www.TasteOfGeorgetown.com through May 31. Craft Beer and Wine Pavilion tickets are $10 for 3, and $4 for 1 tasting. Ticket proceeds benefit the Georgetown Ministry Center’s services supporting the homeless, a cause the Georgetown Business Improvement District (BID) has helped raise more than $120,000 for since 2004. Taste of Georgetown is presented and sponsored annually by the Georgetown BID.
The 2013 Taste of Georgetown will take place on Wisconsin Avenue from M Street to K Street. Attendees can avoid parking and traffic by taking either the DC Circulator line from Union Station/Georgetown or the DC Circulator line from Rosslyn/Dupont, which runs along M Street. Guests looking to work off the food can get to and from Georgetown using Capital Bikeshare,DC’s convenient bike rental program which allows users to check out and return bikes from any of the 110 stations located throughout Washington, DC and Arlington, VA. Georgetown has four 19-bike units located at the corner of K Street and 30th Street, near the Georgetown Waterfront; at M Street & Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the Four Seasons; on O Street at Wisconsin Avenue by the CVS Pharmacy; and on the 1000 block of Wisconsin Avenue, at Grace Street. Daily memberships are available for $7.
For more information and advanced ticket purchases, please visit www.TasteOfGeorgetown.com.