Wine is proof that God loves us. — Benjamin Franklin Diner's Choice Winner 2009

Champagne trolley in the forground with patrons eating in the background

Proof & FRESHFARM Cooking Classes!

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If you're a regular at FRESHFARM markets, we're willing to bet that, like us, the sight of all that delicious local food has you dreaming up lots of wonderful creations to keep you fed throughout the week. Are you ready to take you market cooking game up a notch? FRESHFARM is partnering with Proof to bring you farmers market cooking classes with Executive Chef Austin Fausett. 

On select Thursdays, you can sign up to tour and shop the market with Chef Austin, selecting fresh produce, meat, and other market goods. You'll then head just around the block to Proof, where Chef Austin will lead a cooking class, then participants will share their meal with wine pairings. 

The next class is Thursday, August 3rd and will focus on how to make burrata, so sign up today! Each class is $60 per person, or you can sign up for both classes for $100. Classes will meet at the FRESHFARM Penn Quarter market (on the corner of 7th & F Street) at 5:15pm and will conclude at 7:00pm.

The FRESHFARM Proof Cooking Series will take place on the following dates:

August 3 - Burrata Class and wine pairing
Sept 14 - Pork and Pinot Noir Class and Tasting 


Join us Thursday, August 17th at 7pm for an evening with renowned Finger Lakes producer Hermann J. Wiemer! We will be pairing wines from the historic estate with a five-course dinner designed by Chef Austin Fausett.

The tasting menu and pairings costs $95 per person, but does not include tax or gratuity.

To reserve seats, please email us at or call the restaurant at (202) 737-7663.



We are thrilled to announce that Proof will be celebrating a Summer of Riesling! In honor of this marvelous grape, we will offer multiple Rieslings by the glass and bottle from different regions and ripeness levels this Summer. Furthermore, our tasting menu will be Riesling-focused all Summer long. To start we will offer selections such as sparkling Riesling, better known as Sekt, from Steininger in Austria. There will also be a Schwarzriesling for good measure. While it lasts, we will pour the Joh. Jos. Prum Wehlener Sonnenuhr 2009 Auslese for dessert. We hope to see you cooling off with a refreshing glass of Riesling soon!