Ripple Hosts Tomatina Festival with Tomato Fight Aug. 31 in Cleveland Park

From a press release:

What: Ripple invites guests to enjoy an evening of tomato fights, tasting menus and tipples celebrating the tomato. Inspired by La Tomatina, an annual festival held in Valencia, Spain on the last Wednesday in August in which participants throw crushed tomatoes at each other, Ripple’s tomato extravaganza will take place on August 31st coinciding with the famous Spanish festival this year.

Ripple will offer a five-course menu on this night, created for the occasion by Executive Chef Logan Cox. The restaurant will also host a tomato fight by performance artists, beginning at 7:30 PM and screen the 1978 cult film, “Attack of the Killer Tomatoes” in the dining room throughout the evening.

Priced at $65 per person, exclusive of tax and gratuity, the five-course menu will highlight local tomatoes sourced from Northern Neck, VA as well as from The Fresh Link, a co-op in Culpepper, VA. Guests can opt for a beverage pairing, priced at $30 per person, which will include wine pairings, a tomato water cocktail and a tomato beer from Short’s Brewing Company in Bellaire, Michigan fermented with Roma tomatoes and spiced with dill, horseradish and celery seed.

For reservations to the dinner, please call 202-244-7995 or visit the website at

When: Wednesday, August 31, 2011. Reservations will be available throughout dinner service, 5 PM – 10 PM

Where: Ripple is located at 3417 Connecticut Avenue, NW

6 Comment

  • Nipple, Ripple…let’s call the whole thing off.

  • Having a tomato fight is a HUGE waste of food, especially when millions are on the brink of starvation in East Africa. This event is despicable.

    • Wrong – overreact much? The ad further states that the restaurant will host tomato fight among performance artists. That def does not imply the mayhem abuse of tomatoes you think would save East Africa.

    • I don’t think those tomatoes will provide the type of nourishment you have in your pasty mind. If anything, the water content of tomatoes may be a liability to the fragile digestive tract of starving Africans. Rice fights perhaps, but a water based projectile will provide more harm than good to those in need of starches & proteins.

  • I am SUPER excited to try Ripple. I tasted their corn chowder at an Eat Local First block party, and it was amazing. AND they get their milk from Trickling Springs, which treats their animals humanely!

  • Ripple = Awesomely Delish.

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