Taste of Pride

Taste of Pride.

Experience the culinary explosion in Washington DC through Taste of Pride.

Warning: These events are not for your average diner. You must love food. You must love learning about food. Each taste event will have a limited number of tickets available.

Click here to get your tickets.

(Purchase tickets to all three sprint Taste events and get a $10 discount per person.)


Sapore – Olive Oil Tasting with Wine

This event will provide “extensive tastings”, meaning you will receive foods that pair well with the individual oils and vinegars, in addition to the bread, jams, etc. . 

We explain what “extra virgin” means, “first cold press”, how olives are harvested and why olive oil needs to be consumed fresh; how to taste and what qualities you should be looking for. We can also explain the differences between balsamics, fruit and wine vinegars.

Date: April 24, 2014
Location: Sapore, 660 Pennsylvania Ave SE, Washington, DC 20003
Ticket: $30 Click Here



Previous Taste of Pride Events – 2014



Private Dinner with Chef Art Smith (Click here to view photos from the event.)
Date: March 28, 2014
Location: TBA
Ticket: ($60) Click Here (Purchase of ticket includes wine pairing and three courses)

Space is limited: Get your tickets today!

Chef Art Smith, a member of the LGBTA community, loves the idea of bringing people together through food. It’s partly what made him the success he is today. He is the executive chef and co-owner of Art and Soul located near Union Station in NW DC.

Smith has received the culinary profession’s highest awards and has cooked for some of the world’s most famous celebrities. In 1997, Smith became the personal, day-to-day chef to Oprah Winfrey, a position that lasted ten years. Smith now coordinates and cooks for special events all around the world.

Most recently Smith has made several television appearances including ABC’s Lady Gaga Thanksgiving Special, and Top Chef and returned to Top Chef Masters (for the second time), where he quickly became an audience favorite.

Chef Smith will prepare a three course dinner paired with delicious red wine provided by Boxwood Winery. 

Tickets are on sale now for $60 ( This event is limited to fifty guests. Purchase of a ticket includes three course dinner paired with wine and meet and greet with Chef Smith.




Oysters 101 with Rappahannock Oyster Co. (Click here to view photos from the event.)
Date: February 24, 2014
Location: Union Market, 1309 5th St NE, Washington, DC 20002
Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Facebook Event Info:  Click Here 
Tickets: ($35)  Click Here (Purchase of a ticket includes two complimentary glasses of champagne)
Join us for our first Taste of Pride event of 2014.  Oysters 101 will be a fun-filled evening where guests will be guided through a flight of oysters paired with champagne. 

This tasting will include Bay oysters with very different and unique tastes and salinity.  Tasting will be led by a professional shucker with a quick demo on how to shuck your own fresh oysters. 

Tasting will take place at Union Market which is a foodie paradise. Union Market is an indoor market featuring 40 local artisans and known as the culinary epicenter of the Capital City. The venue serves as an incubator space for new food concepts as well as retail and wholesale space.

Most East Coast oysters are of the same species, but taste different depending on origin and season. Not only are oysters delicious and nutritious, they are vital to a healthy aquatic ecosystem too.