Last Fall Founding Farmers celebrated the 5-year anniversary of the flagship location on Pennsylvania Ave. NW. This April, we mark two more notable milestones in the history of The Farm – the 5-year anniversary of our own Founding Farmers Rye, and the official release of The Farm Gin – the second in a growing line of proprietary, locally produced spirits from Farmers Restaurant Group. We call it ‘From Farm to Still!’
Please join award-winning Bar & Beverage Director Jon Arroyo and our partner, Copper Fox Distillery for a special spirit tasting tour and party at Founding Farmers DC and Farmers Fishers Bakers.
WHAT: 5-Year Anniversary Celebration of Founding Farmers Rye / Official Launch Party for The Farm Gin
Tastings, menu samplings, cocktail recipe creations and the inside perspective on a proprietary line of spirits in our DC restaurants.
WHEN: Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Founding Farmers, 1924 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, 5pm-7pm
Farmers Fishers Bakers, 3000 K Street, NW, Washington Harbour, Georgetown, 6:30pm-8:30pm
WHO: The Farm’s own Jon Arroyo, Master Distiller Rick Wasmund, current and former FRG bartenders, and US Bartenders Guild DC Chapter friends
5pm-6pm > Juan Coronado, Think Food Group, and Taha Ismail of Graffiato/Kapnos/Mike Isabella Group join Jon Arroyo ‘behind the wood’
6pm-7pm > Chu Yi, Founding Farmers DC circa 2009 (and current FFMoCo Head Bartender) Jaclyn Beasley, Founding Farmers circa 2010, and a surprise guest bartender TBA.
Farmers Fishers Bakers
6:30-7:30pm > Jon Arroyo and Aaron Joseph, Wit and Wisdom – Agraria/ Farmers and Fishers circa 2010
7:30-8:30pm > Glendon Hartley, Cava Group, Agraria/Farmers and Fishers circa 2010, and Bob Vanlancker, Farmers and Fishers circa 2011 (and current FFDC Head Bartender)
WHY: It’s a celebration of sprits and the art of distillation! Taste the FF Rye, meet Master Distiller Rick Wasmund and learn about the process of transforming barley and other botanicals into our distinctive spirits. Toast the line, the barley farmer, and the cocktails as you enjoy bites and snacks. (cash bar)
We invite you to come and learn about the spirits from the FRG award-winning bar staff as well as to enjoy libations prepared by Farm bar alumnus and friends.