Four Seasons Bourbon Steak now has the city’s FIRST resident Certified Tobacconist directing you to your Perfect Puff
Washington, DC – Bourbon Steak at Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC is favored for fine dining, its stellar cellar, and craft-centric cocktail offerings.
But there is a new dimension to the entire captivating experience: cigars.
Taking smoking service to a whole new level, Bourbon Steak now boasts its own Certified Tobacconist – making it the first restaurant to have an on-staff tobacco specialist within the nation’s capital.
Mason Foster, a longtime server at Bourbon Steak, is the restaurant’s new “Cigar Sommelier.” He achieved this by passing the certification exam administered by Tobacconist University of Princeton, New Jersey—an independent research and educational organization of the luxury tobacco industry.
Foster has always taken pride in his ability to provide guests with the smoke they’re looking for; now he has the papers that make his expertise official.
Since its opening in 2008, Bourbon Steak has offered a fine selection of hand-rolled cigars from the ample custom humidor built in to the elegant cabinetry of its lounge. The cigar menu is found within the cocktail menu, as those two pleasures naturally go hand-in-hand; it also makes good geographical sense, as the bar and lounge open up onto the handsome Four Seasons courtyard, where guests are welcome to enjoy a cigar in open-air comfort.
WHAT TO LOOK FOR: Avo Classic No.9 – When in hand, the robusto feels firm, yet has a slight give and spring, as any good adventure companion should. Once lit, smooth, creamy smoke is the primary focus. Light nut flavors develop into a dominant pistachio profile paired with mild tobacco as the cigar progresses. To the finish, smooth, soft and silky. Forty minutes is all that is required for this smoke.