Biagio Fine Chocolates in Adams Morgan is hosting a chocolate tasting this Thursday the 28th with Madecasse Chocolates. 10% of the evening’s proceeds will go to cocoa cooperatives in Madagascar.

Robert DeNiro discusses his restaurant investments.  
 
Strawberries are in season in the DC area. You can pick some up at your local farmers market or go pick your own from the farm. Once you have these ruby joys at home, try your hand at JohnnaKnowsGoodFood’s spiked strawberry lemonade recipe. 
 
Hormel reports a strong increase in the sale of… spam
 
W’s update of the Hotel Washington’s rooftop restaurant looks just like the W: swank, glitzy and perfect for a few sophisticated cocktails.  
 
Southern Hospitality, which may or may not be owned by Justin Timberlake, is being hit with a sexual harassment lawsuit
 
13-year old prodigy chef lends a hand to Alinea’s kitchen in Chicago.  
 
Daniel Bouloud focuses on his next restaurant, DBGB: his 10th restaurant, his first step into “casual” dining” which is set to open in the next two weeks in Manhattan’s Lower East Side.

The Reliable Source has your celebs dining in DC spotting covered: Project Runway winner Christian Siriano was spotted dining with his family at Redwood in Bethesda.   Owen Wilson was sighted at the Bourbon Steak bar in DC before the Night at the Museum premiere.  
In an apparent effort to reach out to retirement communities across America, Baskin Robbins kicks off… soft serve ice cream
 
A Virginia fish importer has been sentenced to 5+ years in prison due to fish fraud.  Hat tip to DCist for the link.