Greater Washington Gourmet Couples
A Social Dining Club For Couples

Here's a way to meet new friends, improve your cooking skills, and enjoy tasty meals in the comfort of your own home. It's called Greater Washington Gourmet Couples, "an eating and drinking social club for married and single couples in the Washington area."

The club's calendar is based around "dinner party sets" where a large number of couples get together at a Planning Party to organize smaller dinner groups. The groups, typically four or five couples each, plan menus for dinner parties to be held at one anothers' homes. The dinner parties are rotated so that a couple will probably host a Planning Party or dinner party only once a year. Costs of the dinner parties, as well as preparation and clean up, are divided equally among participating couples.

Along with dinner parties, the club sponsors larger theme events and visits to popular area restaurants. Some of our theme activities include Strawberry and Champagne Brunch, Spanish Tapas Party with live music, Mardi Gras Party, New World Wine Tasting, Halloween Party, St. Patrick's Day Party, and a Crab Feast. Our most special event is the 12th Night Party during the first week of January. Restaurant visits have been to Fogo de Chao, O Street Mansion, Kinkeads Restaurant in Washington DC, Stone Manor Inn near Frederick, Maryland, and Sunday brunch at Patowmack Farms in Virginia.

Club dues are $20 a year per couple, and members will receive a monthly newsletter which includes menus, recipes and upcoming events. Interested couples are encouraged to attend one event to help them decide if they would like to join.

For more information, call Joan Janshego at (202) 966-4721 or E-mail at

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Last Updated: 11/30/2013

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