By Betsy Rothstein - 06/22/07 06:33 PM EDT
Register from 5-10 p.m. at Mackey’s at 1823 L St. NW on July 4.
À la DeliciousTake a trip to southern France and beyond at Poste Moderne Brasserie, where Chef Robert Weland hosts “A Flight and a Bite.” Discover how rosé wine complements different categories of cuisine. On the menu are slow-roasted wild Alaskan king salmon, red wine-poached quail egg, and rhubarb-raspberry floats with buttermilk sorbet. The menu is homegrown too — Weland harvests produce daily from his organic garden on the restaurant’s patio. Products coming from beyond his back porch are organic and support a sustainable environment. Wine pairings include three rosés: the Provencal Cinsault Chateau Miraval, 2005; Wolffer, the Hamptons, 2005, of Long Island; and Bernard Griffin 2006 of Columbia Valley in Washington state. The restaurant finds its home in the Hotel Monaco. The former mail-sorting room of the 1855 post office has an interior with 16-foot ceilings and a glassed-in bar pavilion. Original skylights help illuminate Weland’s work in his exhibition kitchen. Take your meal outside on the terrace next to potted herbs. The summer menu costs $25.
Poste Moderne Brasserie is located in the Hotel Monaco at 555 8th St. NW.