Washington, DC (January 15, 2015) – Daniel Boulud makes his triumphant entrance to Washington, DC with DBGB Kitchen and Bar, the latest high-end installment in the City Center located at 13th and H street Northwest. Taking a few of its cues from French Laundry (think the Escargot Fricassee), and Daniel (the dashing masculine interior), DBGB is a restaurant leaving patrons hopeful that an award-ready restaurant can thrive in the federal bustle.
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On a recommendation to do a cocktail pairing for dinner, head bartender Eric Jeffus arrived at the table to provide an unpretentious education about his thoughts on the menu and best journey to take on this savory menu.
Starting with the Colonial, this served as a great opening to start the meal. Potent, sit-by-the-fire rye whiskey cocktail with flavors of Guyanan sugar, apply brandy, rum and West Indies bitters.
Pairing the Buzzword cocktail (chamomile infused vodka, honey and lemon) with the Tuna Crudo harissa-sesame sauce, cucumber, radish, and crispy rice provide a nice opening of bright flavors and fresh ingredients.
By Jove! Cocktail was matched with the Roasted Squash Soup with garam masala, pepita, and pumpkin seed oil. The 1840 cognac, pear brandy, spiced walnut elixir brought out the autumn flavors of the soup and brightened the garam masala.
Careless Whisper has youthful and refreshing tastes of tequila, green chartreuse, cardamom and lime. This was paired with the Boudin Basque blood sausage, espelette pepper scallion mashed potatoes and the Thai pork, lemongrass, red curry, green papaya, basil fried rice, peanuts, and quail egg.
Mr. Fahrenheit is a rum based (three-year and an estate), shaken with chile-infused honey, lime and an IPA float. Paried with the Coq Au Vin with mushrooms, lardons, pearl onions spätzle or the Sherry Glazed Duck with wild rice, roasted beet, pomegranate is a potent punch that breaks down the flavors like an artist’s chisel.
Anyway you experience DBGB Kitchen and Bar, whether matched with their suburb wine list or their fine cocktails, be ready to expand your palette and walk out singing their praises.
DBGB Kitchen and Bar is located at 931 H Street N.W.Washington, DC 20001.