Wednesday, February 22, 2017

TAKODA Restaurant & Beer Garden Presents Two New Exclusive Dinners This Spring

Photo courtesy of Vithaya Photography

From our friends at TAKODA Restaurant & Beer Garden...

TAKODAthe contemporary American restaurant and rooftop beer garden located at 715 Florida Avenue, NW, is excited to announce two exclusive three-course dinners this spring. On Wednesday, March 8th, 2017, from 5 PM to 9 PM, TAKODA will host a guided tasting and dinner to show the differences in color, consistency and flavor profiles of whiskeys produced in the US. Guests of this special evening will explore the whiskeys, which have been carefully selected by General Manager Sean MacDonald to complement a three-course dinner created by Chef Damian Brown. Tickets are priced at $55 per person (tax and gratuity not included.) Whiskeys featured for the evening include Basil Hayden, Baker’s Bourbon and Knob Creek Rye to name a few.

Then on Tuesday, April 4th, from 5 PM to 9 PM, TAKODA will host a beer dinner featuring craft brews from Firestone Walker Brewing Company, Hardywood Park Craft Brewery, and more. Guests attending this special evening will have the pleasure of enjoying local, seasonal beers selected by beer enthusiast Assistant General Manager Rob Benning paired with a three-course dinner created by Chef Damian Brown. Tickets are priced at $45 per person (excluding tax and gratuity.) Among the beers featured for the evening are Luponic Distortion and Hardywood Singel. The menus for both dinners are posted below. Seating is limited is available, and reservations are required. For reservations please email Additional pairing dinners are scheduled for 2017. Guests are encouraged to check out for updates.

March 8th Whiskey Dinner

First Course
select one

Apple Bourbon Chopped Salad
kale, cabbage, carrot, radish, spiced pecans, bacon, apple bourbon vin
Roasted Parsnip Soup
smoke maple onion marmalade, toasted pumpkin seeds 

Second Course
select one

Crispy Pork Belly
pepper jack grits, burnt apple butter, sunny side up egg
Pan Seared Salmon
parsnip puree, fried capers, shaved vegetables, smoked grapes

Third Course
select one

Sticky Toffee Cake
with vanilla ice cream
Pecan Tart
with bourbon ice cream

April 4th Beer Dinner

First Course
 select one

Strawberry Kale Salad
kale, radish, shaved fennel, spiced pecans, chocolate beer vinaigrette

Strawberry Gazpacho
cucumber skewer 

Second Course
 select one

Drunken Mussels
beer broth, roasted garlic aioli, toast points

Brisket Poutine
house cut fries, cheese curd, beer gravy, sweet pepper relish

Third Course
 select one

Candied Thick Cut Bacon
chocolate dipping sauce

Deep Fried Oreos
bacon cream cheese icing, also available without bacon

TAKODA Restaurant & Beer Garden is located at 715 Florida Avenue, NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC, 20001, is home to a rooftop beer garden complete with island bar and operable windows allowing for year-round eating and drinking in a light-filled venue overlooking Florida Avenue. The restaurant is located two blocks from the Shaw-Howard Metro Station accessible on the Green and Yellow Lines. Dinner is served nightly, from 5 PM to 11 PM. The bar is open Monday through Thursday, from 5 PM to 12 AM; Friday, from 5 PM to 2 AM; Saturday, from 11 AM to 2 AM; Sunday, from 11 AM to 11 PM. A late-night menu is served Friday and Saturday, from 11 PM to 1 AM. Brunch is served Saturday and Sunday, from 11 AM to 3 PM. For reservations or additional information, please visit