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Poste Brasserie Opens Its Garden and More Dining News

| May 29, 2015 | Food & Drink The Latest

Following Poste Brasserie’s recent renovation, new Executive Chef Kyoo Eom, formerly chef de cuisine of 2941 Restaurant, brings his personal entertaining style to the restaurant’s courtyard garden. The menu offers a wide selection of roasts, such as leg of lamb with tzatziki, whole roasted suckling pig, spit-roasted turkey, and bone-in beef ribeye with sauce au poivre. Diners select one roast for the group and then pair it with sides, including sautéed seasonal vegetables, rustic potatoes, and truffle mac and cheese. Chocolate Bundt cake and seasonal cobbler are on offer for dessert. Parties of eight to 10 can enjoy a private family-style dining experience at the exclusive patio garden table from April 15 through October. Prices range from $65–$95 per person, but the largest roasts (the whole lamb and goat) are only available to parties with a minimum of 12 guests in the inside dining room, which accommodates eight to 14 diners. 555 Eighth St. NW, 202-783-6060; postebrasserie.com

A TASTING ROOM OF ITS OWN
Big Cork Vineyards broke ground with 13 varietals on 100 acres in Pleasant Valley, Maryland, in May 2011, and by 2014, it had caught the attention— and the palates—of local and national wine critics: Last year alone, BCV earned two dozen awards, including the Maryland Governor’s Cup “Best Dessert” for Vidal Ice. This year, growth continues. In January, BCV opened a 4,000-square-foot tasting room, where the staff invites oenophiles to relax, sip, and savor. This spring it will host pairing workshops and winemaking demos. 4236 Main St., Rohrersville, MD, 301-302-8032; bigcorkvineyards.com

A FEAST FIT FOR A PRESIDENT
The Jefferson’s Plume has announced that it will offer a celebratory tasting menu April 10-18 in honor of the birthday of Thomas Jefferson (April 13), “our most gastronomically inclined Founding Father.” New Executive Chef Ralf Schlegel, in partnership with new sommelier Jennifer Knowles, developed the decadent menu, which includes stingray oyster gratin, American shad with caviar sauce, bison strip loin, morel mushrooms, a Virginia Cabernet Franc reduction, and quince apple pie with almond custard. 1200 16th St. NW, 202-448-2300; jeffersondc.com

WINE CLASS IS IN SESSION
Eno Wine Bar, where “Enoversity” wine classes are held the fi rst Sunday of every month, offers “Somm Might Say” on March 1, a program that includes a guided blind taste test. 2810 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, 202-295-2826; info@enodc.com

ALL MARVIN
Friends, family, and fans come together for Marvin Gaye Day. On April 2 beloved U-Street watering hole Marvin will host its eighth annual Marvin Gaye Day, celebrating the legendary Motown soul man on what would have been his 76th birthday. Per tradition, Gaye’s family, friends, and fans will gather to commemorate the life and legacy of the Washington-born, Shaw-raised singer-songwriter with delicious food and great live music on the rooftop deck of the Belgium-inspired American South restaurant. In addition to performances by local artists, Gaye’s original band, The Marquees, will perform. Proceeds from the day’s event benefit the organization of the Gaye family’s choice, the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. 2007 14th St. NW, 202-797-7171; marvindc.com



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