HANKERING FOR THE WILD
Reprising the 3 and 4-course tasting dinners so popular in 2014 is a no-brainer in the New Year. The 2015 Winter Tasting Menu dedicates itself to the tastes of wild game, notably in Chef Nishikawa's scope is the classic quarry: venison, duck and bison with a sassy gingerbread cake and honeycomb ice cream to finish the palate afterwards. Delicious, modern treatments of traditional winter dishes this January and February.
January | February Tasting Menu
(except for Valentine's Day, February 14)
Arugula, lemon, parmigiano reggiano
2011 Jada “88”, Paso Robles, CA
Second Course (with 4-course preference)
Duck confit, celeriac, chestnuts
2010 Syrah, Paul Jaboulet Aîné, Crozes Hermitage, Northern Rhone, FRA
Grilled Bison Hanger Steak
Smoked fingerling potato, broccoli rabe, black pepper
2009 Tempranillo-Graciano, Lorinon, Reserva, Rioja, SPA
Candied blood orange, honeycomb ice cream
2011 Chateau De Caladroy, Muscat de Rivesaltes, FRA
Three courses $40 | Four courses $48
Optional wine pairing $27 | $35 respectively
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WORDS TO DINE BY
"A lot of restaurant-goers chase the new at the expense of the old, sometimes for no other reason than bragging rights on Yelp. I was reminded of the folly of that strategy after dropping by New Heights (2317 Calvert St. NW; 202-234-4110) in Woodley Park recently."
The Washington Post
Dedicate yourself to being a better diner in 2014
THE GIN JOINT AT NH IS ONE OF DC'S 75 GREAT BARS
Back in March 2013, the Washingtonian placed New Heights' bar (a.k.a. the Gin Joint) on its list of 75 Great Bars in DC. Proud we stand. Proud to serve.
A GIN STORY THAT'S SO GOOD IT CAN ONLY BE TRUE!
This Gin yarn comes to us from a customer, Johnny Foster, who was dining one night at NH's Babinga Bar cum Gin Joint. Johnny was chasing the small plates down with a sampler of gins. Wouldn't you know that it turns out Johnny is himself a West Virginia Gin Distiller, the maker of Smooth Ambler Greenbriar Gin. Johnny asks us, "You know what GIN stands for, don't ya?" "Tell us," we egg him on. "Well, my grandmother, Louise Lear, who is now 101 years old, says when she and her girlfriends were young and out on the town, they liked to turn the phrase you are what you eat into you are what you drink. And that's why they would only drink gin, G-I-N. 'cause that's what they were, Girls-In-Need."
Many thanks to Johnny Foster for giving the BUZZ permission to print this anecdote! It's only fair that the Gin Joint plug Smooth Ambler Greenbriar Gin!
Did you read the quote on the Bar page about the Babinga Bar? It's true. She actually said that. Honest to Pete!