Want to drink a “Catcher in the Rye” with a side of smoked ham or sip a “Love Buzz” while eating a steak sandwich this week?
More than a dozen restaurants in the Borderstan coverage area are offering food and drink pairing specials until Sunday as part of the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington’s “DC Cocktail Week.” Most of the combos are between $12 and $18.
From RAMW’s website, here are some of the participating restaurants:
1324 14th St., NW | Washington, DC 20005
Enjoy our fall cocktail Vanilla Pear Gimlet made with Grey Goose Pear Vodka, vanilla simple syrup, vanilla string bean, and pear puree. Paired with traditional Belgian Boudin Blanc sausage served with seasonal apples, finished with popped sorghum for only $13. The special is available during the dinner service, Fri and Sat only at the bar.
1500 New Hampshire Ave., NW | Washington, DC 20036
Bar Dupont buzzes after dark as guests and locals rub shoulders with Washington’s hip crowd. Sip and savor in this modern playground over handcrafted cocktails from our dedicated bartenders or tempt your taste buds on tantalizing dishes to compliment your cocktail. Crafted with playful intensity, the ‘Love Buzz’ cocktail is the perfect drink: blending Cynar, Rum and Honey Blossom Liquor to bring the perfect balance of sweet and savory. Paired with our bite of Steak Sandwich recipe of skirt steak with crispy onions, truffle aioli and aged cheddar on a toasted ciabatta roll. $14.00 for the pairing per person
Beacon Bar & Grill
1615 Rhode Island Ave., NW | Washington, DC 20036
The inspiration behind our pairing are two traditional southern staples, shrimp and grits and the Sazerac. Shrimp and grits is a rich, comforting, smoky fall dish. The Sazerac is light yet boozy. Instead of rye whiskey, our bartender uses DeLeon Resposado. DeLeon is finished in French Oak barrels, bringing the interpretation of the traditional French NOLA Sazerac full circle. The Mexican Sazerac, combined with shrimp and grits, creates a filling, savory, boozy experience! $15 for the pairing per person