Harper McClure Named Executive Chef of Mintwood Place – New Takeout Picnics Offered

Mintwood Place is pleased to announce the appointment of Harper McClure as executive chef of the famous Adams Morgan neighborhood brasserie.

McClure brings 17 years of experience to his new position, five of those devoted to cooking Belgian & French fare at notable Washington establishments Brabo by Robert Wiedmaier and Stephen Starr’s Le Diplomate. With this announcement comes the introduction of large family packages, specialty gift baskets, and happy hour specials that are perfect for toasting with family and friends at home.

The Memorial Day Picnic Basket

Inside the basket are generous portions of grilled marinated eggplant; confit cherry tomatoes; prosciutto di parma; wild boar salami; Brillat-Savarin (soft-ripened triple cream cow’s cheese); salmon rillettes (spread); rustic bread; roasted chicken salad, as well as grilled jumbo prawns with anchoïade and fennel salad ($90).

Two Family Packages – Perfect for Father’s Day

The Family Package includes two pounds of espelette (French pepper-rubbed) jumbo chicken wings, served with Urfa (Turkish chili pepper) ranch dipping sauce; house-made Linguica (Portuguese) sausage; four herb-marinated bavette (flank steak); orzo pasta salad with Finocchiona (Tuscany) salami and red wine vinaigrette; marinated summer vegetable skewers and classic new york style cheesecake ($135 serves four).

The Baller Dad Package

The Baller Dad Package includes four pounds of espelette-rubbed jumbo chicken wings, served with a Urfa ranch dipping sauce; two house-made Linguica sausage links; two dry-aged cowboy cut ribeye steaks from Roseda Farms (Monkton, MD); orzo pasta salad with Finocchiona salami and red wine vinaigrette; marinated summer vegetable skewers and classic new york style cheesecake ($250 serves four).

Items are also available a la carte with prices ranging from $4 to $75 each.

Small Bites

Highlights include meatballs Pomodoro with provolone and sourdough croutons; country pâté with port onions and rustic bread; grilled ham & cheese sandwich with brioche, dijon mustard and mixed green salad, and the Mintwood burger with applewood-smoked bacon, Marie Rose sauce, pickled roulade and cheddar cheese, served with French fries (priced from $10 to $16).

Happy Hour Drinks

Enjoy a rotating selection of can and bottled beer for $3-$4, as well as select red, white and sparkling wines for $10 per bottle and a featured cocktail of the day for $8 (pickup only).

More About Harper McClure

Harper McClure is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York. In 2003, McClure began his culinary career as a garde manger where he composed daily canapés, amuse-bouche and cold appetizers at the five-star Wheatleigh Hotel. McClure later relocated to Washington, DC to serve as executive sous chef at the award-winning Vidalia restaurant under acclaimed chef and owner Jeffrey Buben. After stints at Equinox and Marcel’s by Robert Wiedmaier, McClure accepted a position to serve as chef de cuisine at The Federalist within the four-star Madison Hotel. McClure would serve at the restaurant for two years, from July 2011 to March 2013, before being named executive chef of Brabo by Robert Wiedmaier in Alexandria, Virginia. Then, in August 2018, McClure was named chef de cuisine at Stephen Starr’s Le Diplomate. Under his direction, the restaurant was named one of the “100 Very Best Restaurants.” In April 2020, McClure accepted the position of executive chef of Mintwood Place.

Mintwood Place is located at 1813 Columbia Road, NW, Washington, DC 20009, in the Adams Morgan neighborhood. For additional information, please call (202) 234-6732 or visit mintwoodplace.com. Delivery options are also available through most food delivery apps.


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