April 10, 2015
For many hotels in Washington, DC April is their favorite month of the year because it typically is when our beloved Cherry Blossoms make their annual appearance. For us, we love April because it gives us a chance to celebrate the birthday of our namesake, Thomas Jefferson! This year, Jefferson would have been 272 years young and what better way to honor the birthday of our 3rd president than with an elegant tasting menu in Plume!
Our Jefferson inspired menu will be available today through April 18th and features dishes that reflect on the life and times of Jefferson including Stingray Oyster Gratin, Quince Apple Pie and, of course, a chocolate nickel for a sweet ending to your dinner.
And since Jefferson was a lover of wine, Jennifer Knowles, our Wine Director has chosen two different pairings to accompany this celebratory meal.
HOMEWARD BOUND PAIRING, featuring all Virginia wines, $65
Thibaut-Janisson, Blanc de Chardonnay Brut, Monticello MV
Barboursville Vineyards, Vermentino, Monticello 2013
Michael Shaps, Chardonnay, "Wild Meadow," Monticello 2012
Pollak Vineyards, Viognier, Virginia 2012
Jefferson Vineyards, Meritage, Monticello 2012
King Family Vineyards, Petite Manseng, “Loreley,” Monticello
FAR AND AWAY PAIRING, featuring all French wines, $145
Krug, "Grande Cuvée," Reims, Champagne MV
Château Carbonnieux, Sauvignon Blanc/ Semillon, Pessac Leognan, Bordeaux 2011
S.A. Huët, Chenin Blanc "Le Haut Lieu," Vouvray Sec, Loire Valley 1982
Domaine Fontaine-Gagnard, Chardonnay, "Les Vergers"
Chassagne Montrachet 1er Cru, Burgundy 2011
Château Batailley, Grand Cru Classé, Pauillac, Bordeaux 5th Growth 2006
Château Rieussec, Premier Cru Classé, Sauternes, Bordeaux
Want more Jefferson in your life? Be sure to like us on Facebook & follow us on Twitter for a week long series of Jeffersonian facts that we bet you never knew courtesy of our fantastic in-house historian, Andrew Marshall. You can visit Andy and Susan Langon every Saturday from 9am – 1pm in the Book Room!