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Gaylord National Celebrates Fine Wine & Food May 5

Gaylord National Celebrates Fine Wine & Food May 5

Food and wine lovers will unite this weekend during the 2012 National Harbor Wine & Food Festival happening May 5-6 with over 150 different wines, beers, and spirits at your disposal.

To enhance the weekend wine experience, Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center will also be offering a unique wine dinner at the Old Hickory Steakhouse featuring Cooking Light and Tortoise Creek Wines on Saturday, May 5.

This intimate five-course dinner will be paired with distinct, flavorful wine, and a seasonally inspired artisanal cheese course that will take place inside one of the river front rooms overlooking the Potomac River.

Highlights from the menu include Oysters, barely seared Salmon with Spring Veggies, and Lamb Porterhouse.

Chick-fil-A Goes Medieval For Mother's Day

Chick-fil-A Goes Medieval For Mother's Day

No plans for Mother’s Day? Chick-fil-A has you covered with a “Date Knight” for mothers and sons on Monday, May 14 from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m.

The 49 Chick-fil-A restaurants located in the Washington, D.C. area will be hosting a special medieval-themed evening where moms and their sons can spend quality time together over dinner, great conversation and special activities featuring costumed medieval figures like jesters, queens and horses.

Activities are free, but you must pay for dinner. Reservations are required, so act fast by visiting www.mothersondate.com to reserve a spot.

There will be a Knighting Ceremony at the Chick-fil-A located in La Plata, Md., where you can meet the Knight from the Maryland Renaissance Festival, and a muscle car display at the Chick-fil-A in Fredericksburg,Va.

For more information on participating locations click here!

Extra Virgin Chef Loses 350 Pounds, Dishes Up Weight Loss Tips

Extra Virgin Chef Loses 350 Pounds, Dishes Up Weight Loss Tips

 

America is a country that has an obesity problem, and most people are aware of this. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than one-third of the adult population, and 17 percent of minors, are considered to be obese. The average individual across the nation struggles with food issues to some degree or another, but many may find it surprising that those who work in the food industry, such as chefs, have an even tougher time.

“I am passionate about what I do for a living, but I must admit that it can be a real challenge,” explains Chef Scott Jenkins, the executive chef at Arlington-based Extra Virgin restaurant. “Being around all the food all the time makes me want to enjoy it, yet I need to balance that with the need to be healthy and watch how much I eat.”