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Upcoming Events in the World of José and TFG

August 2017

Tomatina Festival 

The annual tradition returns! Jaleo restaurants will pay tribute to Spain’s famous La Tomatina, the world’s largest tomato battle, from August 28th - September 9th. La Tomatina is held in Buñol, Valencia, where thousands of people gather for an epic food fight. Although Jaleo won’t be tossing any tomatoes around, there will be a variety of specials to celebrate the bounty of late summer, including tomatoes, rosé, and more. Make your reservations here!

Summer Restaurant Week

José's DC-area restaurants will once again participate in the annual Summer Restaurant Week from August 14 – August 27. The Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) and Capital Area Food Bank partnered to create the annual restaurant week, which supports the Food Bank’s mission to help thousands of people gain access to good, healthy food every day. Jaleo, Oyamel, Zaytinya, and China Chilcano will be serving 3-course prix-fixe meals featuring old favorites and new specials.  Make your reservations now and do good by eating well!

Viva Mexico 

China Poblano will host a week-long celebration of Mexican cuisine for Mexican Independence Day.  Beginning September 12 through September 18, there will be specialty dishes and drinks in addition to the regular menu, including Chile en Nogada, a deep fried stuffed poblano pepper with pork and pomegranate seeds. Come celebrate with us by making a reservation here and Viva México!

Fall Gin & Tonic Week 

All Jaleo restaurants will celebrate the return of your favorite Gin & Tonics! Come enjoy Spain’s national cocktail in the last two weeks of September to enjoy an assortment of unique Gin & Tonics. Check out any of the DC area Jaleos to enjoy some special gin tastings and complimentary bites. Learn more here. 

Grape Festival and Stomping

What better way to enjoy the grape harvest season of grapes than to get involved in the action? Zaytinya will be hosting a grape stomping event on September 17th, with live music, snacks, and most importantly wine! This event will kick-off the annual Grape Festival celebrating the iconic fruit. Zaytinya will have specials, drinks, and complimentary wine tastings throughout the two weeks as well as a traditional Agorá Greek Market on their patio showcasing local vendors. Make a reservation here and don’t be afraid to jump in and stomp on some grapes!

José to Take Part in Wine Spectator's New York Wine Experience

On Saturday, October 21, José will take part in the Chef's Challenge at Wine Spectator's New York Wine Experience. The Challenge pits chefs against each other to make the best dish to be paired with a wine - and the best pairing wins. Check it out and place a vote for José! Buy tickets here.

Peru Region by Region

Come enjoy China Chilcano’s month-long festival celebrating the regions of Peru, all throughout October. Each week of the month will feature a different region of Peru, featuring special regional dishes and cocktails.  Take your taste buds on trip through Peru by making a reservation here.