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The leaves are turning colors and those sweet, red orbs are calling for you to come pick them. Fall means apples and Pizzeria Paradiso is celebrating the autumnal fruit all week, at least at the Georgetown location.
The festival kicks off tonight with a five-course apple-inspired pairing dinner with ciders, apple beers, and apple liqueurs. Featured beverages include a range from both the U.K. and U.S. including Westons Cider, Captain Lawrence Golden Delicious, AeppelTreow Kinglet Bitter cider, J.W. Lees Harvest Ale aged in a Calvados cask and the longest beer name I’ve ever seen: Etienne Dupont Organic Cidre Bouche Brut de Normandie.
Courses include starters like buttermilk biscuits with apple butter, an Stayman Winesap apple pork stew, and two pizzas featuring apples: one with smoked apple wood bacon, chicken, gouda and apple barbecue sauce and another with Jonagold apples, sage pesto, green onions and three cheeses. And for dessert, an apple brandy crumble with vanilla bean gelato.
The dinner is $65 per person, which includes tax and tip, and reservations can be made at email@example.com or 202-337-1245.
Sound good but can’t make it tonight? This week a similar menu will be available as a prix-fixe option at all three locations. Don’t like apples? Paradiso and several other craft beer venues around D.C. have plenty to do this week (and well into next month). Check out my D.C. Beer Events Calendar for details.
Pizzeria Paradiso’s Georgetown location is at 3282 M Street NW, Washington D.C.
Photo courtesy of Pizzeria Paradiso