Wine Tasting in District of Columbia


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  • Fire and Sage
    Though the design in Fire & Sage’s dining room exudes modern elegance, the eatery’s kitchen relies on a decidedly more Old-World device: a wood-fired brick oven. Serving as the kitchen’s cornerstone, the oven bakes signature flatbread pizzas whose flavors range from the classic pairing of mozzarella and basil to an eclectic mélange of sopressa, pepperoni, chorizo, and goat cheese. These upscale twists on finger food represent Executive Chef Stephen Malfatti’s entire menu of refined American classics such as crab-cake sliders on potato rolls, sage-marinated organic chicken over sweet-potato risotto, and sea scallops topped with wild-mushroom ragout. As a starter, the gooey artichoke dip was described as “so generous with lump crab, we imagine it comes from the recipe files of Daddy Warbucks,” by the Washington Post. Regional microbrews join domestic and international beers on the drink menu, which also boasts eight signature cocktails ranging from a tiramisu martini to a cucumber-based concoction with Skinnygirl vodka. Inside the Washington Marriott at Metro Center, diners sit at high-top tables in the bar area or in plush, lime-green booths with giraffe-print accents in the dining room. The colorful booths and chairs play elegantly against the golden-hued wood of the walls and floors, all of which are illuminated by oversize hanging lamps.
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    775 12th Street Northwest
    Washington, DC US
  • Wisdom
    facet: Main type: Traditional locale: en_US title: Wisdom facet_type_id: 5bdf1780-5f37-1032-b7ff-1d1fee0e72c7 html_text: Skilled mixologists serve up complex drinks at Wisdom, a dark yet charming cocktail parlor where heavy draperies and ornate lights hang along exposed brick walls. Their drink menu runs the gamut from wine and imported beer to a vast selection of authentic absinthe. Bartenders also mix up non-alcoholic "mocktails," with flavor profiles that are as interesting as their alcoholic counterparts. Events such as trivia night pit martinis against memories, and yappy hours let dogs lounge on the patio and play poker while owners sip libations. Wisdom also dishes up tasty tidbits such as chocolate beer waffles doused in maple syrup or bacon waffles covered in bourbon and caramel apples.
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    1432 Pennsylvania Avenue Southeast
    Washington, DC US
  • Mama Ayesha's
    By the 1940s, Mama Ayesha Abraham had already established herself as a successful young farmer in Jerusalem. But instead of adding to her more than 20 farms, she decided to move to the United States, where she found work in the kitchen of the Syrian Embassy. After many years and countless orders for Capital Hill’s elite, she opened a restaurant called Calvert Café. Today, her nephews and great nephews manage the restaurant, which has been renamed Mama Ayesha's and has been family-owned-and-operated for more than five decades. But her presence is still felt. Her recipes are used to make the eatery’s kebabs and Middle Eastern dishes, and her image appears outside the restaurant on a large mural that also features several recent presidents.
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    1967 Calvert St. NW
    Washington DC, DC US
  • Bistrot Lepic and Wine Bar
    For an entree that scores high on the taste test, try one of the many options available at Bistrot Lepic and Wine Bar in Washington. Dieters beware — Bistrot Lepic and Wine Bar does not offer low-fat cuisine. Spend less on dinner when you bring your own drinks — Bistrot Lepic and Wine Bar is BYOB. Round out your meal with a little tipple — Bistrot Lepic and Wine Bar has a terrific drink list, including beer, wine, and more. Got kids? No problem at Bistrot Lepic and Wine Bar! The restaurant is a fantastic spot for families to dine together. Take advantage of great beer and tasty bites when you stop by for happy hour. Bistrot Lepic and Wine Bar is great for big groups, and diners favor its private room for important events. Be sure to call for a reservation if the restaurant is part of your weekend plans — it can get crowded on Fridays and Saturdays. Bistrot Lepic and Wine Bar is completely informal — dress as you see fit (and are most comfortable). If you're strapped for time, take out food from Bistrot Lepic and Wine Bar. Can't get enough of Bistrot Lepic and Wine Bar's tasty dishes? They also offer a catering service for parties and events. Guests can park for free in the adjoining lot. Meals at Bistrot Lepic and Wine Bar are affordable, with the average tab amounting to about $30 per person. All major credit cards are accepted, including Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all served at the restaurant, but reviewers rate the dinner menu the highest.
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    1736 Wisconsin Ave NW
    Washington, DC US
  • Sona Creamery
    How much cheese can a human being eat? A plate's worth? A board? Or maybe an entire cave full of it? Sona Creamery is one of the only places in the world where a person can answer all of those important questions. More than a hundred different cheeses cool and develop complex flavors inside the onsite aging caves, which are the result of cheesemonger Matt O'Herron's tireless work ethic. He searches the world to find intriguing cheese varieties, such as sharp cheddars from Vermont and Stinking Bishop from Britain. Others, including the home-made chevre, come from right in-house. The cheese isn't the whole story at Sona, however. The venue serves its signature cheeseboards alongside breads, fruits, charcuterie, and wine and beer. On-staff experts even teach pairing classes to help guests determine what wine tastes best poured over which cheese. Sona Creamery's cheese reservoirs further benefit its onsite restaurant, where chefs incorporate the gourmet ingredients into mac and cheese, grilled cheese, and other familiar comfort foods.
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    660 Pennsylvania Avenue Southeast
    Washington, DC US
  • Restaurant Nora
    Enjoy traditional American cuisine at Restaurant Nora, home of American comfort food. Restaurant Nora is also a good option for those with special dietary needs, offering both vegan and healthy items on the menu. Restaurant Nora visitors can also take advantage of the many drink options offered here. You won't need to get a sitter before heading to Restaurant Nora — kids are more than welcome at this family-friendly establishment. Restaurant Nora easily accommodates large groups — there's even a reserved room available for those extra special occasions. Through their catering service, Restaurant Nora can also set out a delicious spread for your next party. Patrons have the option of feeding the meter at the nearby street parking or taking advantage of the restaurant's valet service. Or, if you prefer, leave the car at home and catch public transportation at nearby stop Dupont Circle Metro (Red). Checks are bigger than average at the restaurant, so prepare your wallet.
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    2132 Florida Ave NW
    Washington, DC US

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