Monthly Archives: May 2020


Wolf Trap’s Summer Strawberry Recipes for Home
May 22, 2020

Wolf Trap’s Summer Strawberry Recipes for Home

Looking to get a head start on summer while at home? Celebrate the return of warmer weather with three mouth-watering strawberry recipes courtesy of Wolf Trap’s own Executive Chef Chris Faessen and Jaana Moilanen, Manager of Special Events Catering. With delicious strawberries now in season, it’s the perfect time to use some of those bright-red berries from your local grocery store or farmer’s market. Try...

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Strawberry Basil Bourbon Smash
May 22, 2020

Strawberry Basil Bourbon Smash

Straight from the kitchen of Jaana Moilanen, Wolf Trap’s Manager of Special Events Catering, this refreshing cocktail is perfect for spring and early summer—when delicious local strawberries are in season! The delightful drink’s bright colors and sweet strawberry scent summon memories of summer picnics and cookouts. Strawberry Basil Bourbon Smash (serves 1) ¼ Cup fresh strawberries cut into chunks 1 Tablespoon of simple syrup 4-5...

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Strawberry Cream Crown Cake
May 22, 2020

Strawberry Cream Crown Cake

What’s summer without a sweet treat? After picking strawberries at a local farm, Wolf Trap’s Executive Chef Chris Faessen shares a crowd-pleasing cake that he and his son created together. This delectable and easy dessert is perfect to make with the kiddos and is sure to put a smile on anyone’s face! “This was my wife’s grandmother’s recipe. We always make it every year with...

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Wolf Trap Honey Balsamic Glaze Seared Salmon With Fresh Seasonal Strawberry Salsa And Garden Spinach
May 22, 2020

Wolf Trap Honey Balsamic Glaze Seared Salmon With Fresh Seasonal Strawberry Salsa And Garden Spinach

Wolf Trap’s Executive Chef, Chris Faessen, shares a flavor-filled summer twist on salmon with a honey balsamic glaze, strawberry salsa, and fresh spinach. This bright and colorful dish is excellent for a warm summer night and pairs perfectly with a cool glass of the Strawberry Basil Bourbon Smash. Wolf Trap Honey Balsamic Glaze Seared Salmon 6 oz. Salmon filet 1 Tablespoon olive oil 1 Tablespoon...

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All American Pie Recipe
May 22, 2020

All American Pie Recipe

Pie Crust *Pre-made, refrigerated pie crust can be used Ingredients: 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour ½ cup cold butter, cubed ½ cup cold vegetable shortening, cubed Pinch of salt ½ cup ice cold water Directions: Sift together all-purpose flour and salt into a mixing bowl. Using a fork, pastry cutter, or clean hands, “cut in” the cold butter and shortening into the flour until well...

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Blast Off Your Summer – At Home!
May 22, 2020

Blast Off Your Summer – At Home!

For many of us, Memorial Day weekend is the first taste of summer.  While we may not be able to gather with friends or attend Wolf Trap’s Blast Off! celebration this weekend, we still want you to make the most of Memorial Day–-at home! Here are some great ideas to blast into summer, courtesy of Wolf Trap’s special events team! Dress Up Your House with...

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Wolf Trap Education:  Re-imagining for the Digital Space
May 21, 2020

Wolf Trap Education:
Re-imagining for the Digital Space

Over the past few weeks, Wolf Trap Education has been working with members of the education community to determine how best to provide strategies and resources to teachers, their students, parents and caregivers, who are striving to create learning environments for students while they are at home. Following is a list of our current programs and activities: Wolf Trap Education E-Newsletter & Parent Resources Page...

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The World of Wolf Trap Opera
May 20, 2020

The World of Wolf Trap Opera

When it comes to artist training programs, Wolf Trap Opera (WTO) stands out as one of the best. This stellar program has contributed to the career development of more than 700 early-career opera singers and Wolf Trap Opera’s influence can be felt and heard worldwide. Each year, artists from around the world apply to WTO in hopes of being selected for a coveted spot as...

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Fan Favorite Musical Moments
May 14, 2020

Fan Favorite Musical Moments

Picture this: on a warm summer night, you approach Wolf Trap National Park for the very first time. The plaza is bustling with excitement, patrons are picnicking on the lawn, friends are catching up before the show, and you can’t wait to see your favorite artist take the stage. Whether it’s your first show or your 50th, you’ll find almost everyone has a favorite Wolf...

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History Hidden in Plain Sight
May 13, 2020

History Hidden in Plain Sight

Before Wolf Trap was the only National Park for the Performing Arts, before legendary artists took the stage at the Filene Center, before The Barns opened its doors, the land we enjoy today was once a farm of over 150 acres owned by Catherine Filene Shouse. “Kay,” as she was known to family and friends, hosted decades of lively gatherings at her country home. With...

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