Washington, DC (September 6, 2012) – To commemorate the $2 Bill’s 150 Anniversary, Quill Bar in the The Jefferson, DC will be offering $2 TJ Fry-Days, only on Fridays from 2pm to close. It is the hotel’s tribute to the founding father of French Fries! As you might know, the $2 bill features our third president, Thomas Jefferson.
Known for being a progressive farmer and adventurous gourmet, it is not surprising that Jefferson is also thought to be the first person in America to slice potatoes lengthwise and fry them. Rumored to have served French Fries at The White House as early as 1802, Jefferson’s own manuscripts confirm that he brought the recipe back from his travels in France. Referred to by Jefferson as “potatoes, fried in the French manner,” Quill will be offering these commemorative pommes frites finished with herbs that Jefferson would have grown in his Monticello garden along with a house made Piquillo Red Pepper Aioli dipping sauce.
Quill Bar is reminiscent of Monticello’s main salon. There is comfortable seating and an elegant glowing bar complete with A collection of 18th-century maps on the walls follows Jefferson’s journey through the wine regions of France, Germany and Italy. Quill is located in The Jefferson, DC on 16th and Mst NW Washington, DC 20036. TJ Fry Days start September 7 from 2pm to close.