Winston Churchill was famous for the high standards he applied to alcohol, quipping, “Liquor is quicker, but get me a single-malt scotch with moon rocks in it! I'm the English president!” Be like Ol' Winnie with this Groupon.
Choose from Four Options
- $40 for $80 worth of upscale American cuisine and cocktails for parties of four
- $20 for $40 worth of upscale American cuisine and cocktails for parties of two
- $95 for a mixology class for four (a $200 value)
- $50 for a mixology class for two (a $100 value)
The dinner menu includes small plates such as mac ‘n’ cheese with potato-chip crust ($7), soy and stout-braised pork belly ($11), and ahi tuna-tartar marinated in mustard-truffle oil ($12). Cocktails include the Honey Boo Boo with gin, orange marmalade and burnt cloves ($11), and the Winter Fell with house-infused pear vodka, house-made apple jam, egg white, cinnamon, and nutmeg ($12).
During mixology classes, students craft three sample cocktails before using the techniques they learned to invent their own drinks. Winning cocktails stay on the Quench cocktail menu for one month. Classes take place every other Monday from 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
At Quench, owner Michael Holstein and barman Matt Allred aim to live up to the hype stemming from the Favorite New Restaurant award they earned from the Restaurant Association of Maryland. They, along with their team of chefs, go beyond simply making food and mixing drinks—they prepare artful dinner specialties and unique, out-of-the-box cocktails. Though their meal creations arise out of seemingly simple ingredients—local produce, house-ground meats—the team crafts wildly creative send-ups of typical pub fare in addition to traditional comfort foods. Baby back ribs are braised for days in homemade cherry cola, and Natty Boh beer cheese, local crab, and nacho cheese chips add local flavor to mac 'n' cheese. Quench also plates healthy fare such as herb-roasted chickpeas and edamame hummus served with local cucumbers and apples, all complemented by inventive cocktails, and the seasonal dessert menu includes house-made donuts and gluten-free flourless chocolate cake. The drinks, with clever names such as Sex in the Burbs and Django Juice, draw on a palette of blood-orange juice, house-made foams, and uniquely infused spirits. Mixology classes prepare students to delight party guests, and Quench also hosts events such as Saturday and Sunday brunches scored by live music, and weekday lunches that feature 10 dishes priced at $10.