From Alejandra Owens, One Bite At A Time
Your friends in Bethesda and *shudder* Virginia may already know this little, family-owned chain (three makes a chain, right?), but Cork & Fork is new to us. Located at 14th and Church NW (just above P Street), the store is a vibrant, happy addition to the ‘hood. Tonight was a preview with the grand opening this Saturday, May 8.
A little background on the owners: Anna, matriarch of the group and the chef of the crew, will be providing fresh, original recipes for the store. Dominique, an internationally recognized award winning wine maker, can tell you everything you want to know about a wine, a region, even the hill it grew on. Antoinette rounds out the crew with her passion for wine, food and the family business.
An impressive offering of wines, organized by region, take you on a tour of the world at Cork & Fork. Dominque offered us a few obscure finds and was full of information and descriptions for each, a far cry from the usual intimidating wine connoisseur.
Not in the mood for wine? It’s okay, they’ve got beer, too. I’m not a big beer drinker but I was offered a sip of Floris Apple, a lambic beer, and I was hooked.
Cork & Fork will offer free tastings and wine classes throughout May, and paid courses thereafter. Antoinette and I chatted about the wine tastings, which consist of eight wines paired with some of Anna’s delicious treats. I’ll update later when I get a list of upcoming events from her. These are tasting events you won’t want to miss, since you can nab bottles of what you loved for 20% off.
Stop by this weekend, say hi and tell them Alejandra sent you!