Plume at The Jefferson, DC

Washington, D.C. ,

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Cuisine Description

Collections of rare vintages illustrated by Thomas Jefferson’s travels and the foods he grew in his garden are the driving force of Plume’s classically inspired, modern American menu, which focuses on local ingredients.

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Wine List Description
Plume’s cellar includes 1,300 labels and 200 half bottles, along with a rare selection of 40 Madeiras (beginning with the year 1790) that pays tribute to Thomas Jefferson.
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Riot-Worthy Dish
Wine Enthusiast editors asked America's 100 Best Wine Restaurants of 2013 "which dish would start a riot if it was taken off the menu?" Their riot-worthy dish is…
"Lobster thermidor with white wine saffron glaçage, Dijon mustard and herbed baby potatoes is Plume’s signature dish."

Perfect Pairing
The lobster thermidor matched with Domaine Jean-Noël Gagnard’s Chassagne-Montrachet white Burgundy offers an impeccable union of flavors.

Wine Events
The 1776 Food and Wine Experience, a seven-course menu, includes tastings of 20-year-old Champagne, grand cru white Burgundy, Bordeaux from one of the five first growths, and 1790 Madeira. Madeira flights (50, 150 or 400-year) are also available (the ages of the selections add up to the “year” of the flights)


Wine Enthusiast Magazine announced the third annual issue of America's best wine-centric establishments, and to commemorate the list, WE hosted a rooftop party where we honored this year's recipients and toasted the exploding culture of wine and food.

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