I always enjoy sharing tips when it comes to restaurants and accommodations in DC. Even though we’ve just moved back to the area after being all over the place, I still have my go-to restaurants and hotels whether it involves an impromptu date night or weekend staycation in the city. Last month, B and I had to opportunity to experience Sunday Supper at The Jefferson and I’ve been suggesting this dining experience to everyone who will listen. The Quill at The Jefferson has a swanky, but relaxed vibe and the food is phenomenal. Oh, and the cocktails, too. Yep, you should try
one a few of those. I can honestly say that they have some of the best drinks in DC (and I went to a lot of happy hours while working on the Hill).
If you’re unfamiliar with Sunday Supper at The Jefferson, it’s the most affordable high-end dining deal in Washington, and for only $35, you’ll receive three courses and a glass of wine to boot. The menu includes sentimental favorites from your mama’s kitchen (but much more refined), and changes each week and isn’t announced by the chef until that day at noon. Now isn’t that a wonderful surprise?
One of the hotel representatives told me: “The Sunday meal is a tradition we are in danger of forgetting, whether we are simply too busy or just don’t have the kitchen know-how to produce. Fortunately, The Jefferson’s culinary team takes special delight in re-creating these favorites, with perfect pairing options for each meal.” I completely agree with this and was excited to try their menu.
Our three course meal began with a Panzanella Salad containing heirloom tomatoes, cucumber, red onion, and garlic vinaigrette. It was light and refreshing, and the perfect amount of food. I especially loved the toasted piece of bread on the side, but Brandon wouldn’t let me have his share. Rude.
The main course was a showstopper because of the scallops cooked to perfection. They were wrapped with speck and served with caramelized spring onions, baby corn, french beans, and truffle veal reduction sauce. Oh, god… the reduction sauce. It was the most magical thing I’ve ever tried at a restaurant and I was tempted to lick my plate.
I shouldn’t have eaten the dessert because I was already at my maximum capacity, but no one turns down lemon vanilla custard. Especially when it’s served with crunch caramel speculoos and pear ice cream. This course was fantastic as well.
We washed everything down with a nice white wine (2013 Christian Lauverjat Sancerre Perle Blanche) and ended the night with a custom cocktail created at the Quill bar. Then we retreated to a comfortable room at The Jefferson while dreaming about our next Sunday Supper experience, of course.
Enjoy Sunday Supper from 5-10 pm every Sunday at The Jefferson Hotel in Washington, DC. And be sure to invite me.
The Jefferson DC
1200 16th Street NW
Washington, DC 20036
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