Two of DC’s most acclaimed dining and drinking destinations — The Imperial and Jack Rose Dining Saloon – are the city’s newest take-out options starting this Friday, May 15.
Chef Russell Jones has created both a casual picnic bar menu of sandwiches, snacks, and grab-and-go picnic packs and a more luxe dinner-for-two menu ($45-50) featuring the highly buzzed-about Beef Wellington and a hearty, seafood-rich Bouillabaisse.
Grab-and-go picnic pack ($22, serves two) includes items like fried belly clams with housemade tartar sauce for dipping and flatbreads. A variety of pressed, grilled and fried sandwiches ($10-$16) include options like a pan-fried softshell crab.
For drinks, creative director of beverage Andy Bixby has created four summery ready-to-drink bottled cocktails ($11). The Imperial will also sell two full bottle cocktail kits ($55-$60, serves 8 to 10), that include a 750ml pre-batched cocktail, a bag of crushed ice, and fresh fruit garnishes.
Jack Rose Dining Saloon is offering a convenient grab-and-go snack pack ($20, serves two) featuring house pimento cheese, charcuterie (Prosciutto, Coppa, Saucisson), marinated mixed olives, and sea salt lavash crackers. Bites include shrimp hushpuppies with Old Bay mayo, fried mac & cheese with truffle mayonnaise, and the bar’s famous Whiskey wings smothered in habanero & honey bourbon sauce. Other menu items include salads, tacos, and sandwiches ($10-$15).
At-home dinners for two ($40-45) feature three courses prepared by Chef Jones and designed to put finishing touches on at home, like roasted half Amish chicken with roasted tomatoes, zucchini and basil and more. Ready-to-drink bottled cocktails ($11) are also offered. At-home bartenders can assemble drinks at their leisure, with two full bottle cocktail kits ($60, serves 10). Jack Rose will also sell canned beer ($4-$6) and bottled wine ($18-$19) to go.