My husband and I stayed at The Jefferson Hotel last night. Our daughter gave us this for Christmas.
We had a great dinner at Lemaire.
We each decided to get the Winter Tasting Menu
-Stingray Point Virginia Oysters with caviar and local garlic sprouts. The wine was a 2004 French Muscadet. A sweet wine, but went very well with the saltiness of the oysters and caviar.
-Braised rabbit ravioli with baby onions, white and green asparagus and wild mushroom duxelle. The wine was a 2004 New Zealand Savignon Blanc. I have never knowingly had rabbit and was surprised at how much I enjoyed it. The raviolis were so thin they were almost transparant. Very nice.
-Pan seared Artic char (they gave hubby scallops instead because he doesn't eat fin fish) with Carolina rice rounds, blood orange confit, creamed leeks and butternut emulsion
Wine was a 2002 California Chardonney that to my surprise was not too oaky. This was a very nice dish.
-Concord Grape Sorbet. Very purply and all that
-Black Angus tenderloin with sauteed Brussels sprouts and house made pancetta, sweet potato puree and apple cider jus. Wine was a 2003 South Eastern Australian Shiraz. I still don't like Brussels sprouts (they left them off hubby's, but I wanted to give them another try). The steak was fabulous.
-Caramel filled vanillia Bavarian cream with grilled pineapple, caramel rum sauce and coconut sorbet. Wine was a South Australian Port. I had espresso also. This was one of the single best desserts I have ever had.
The service and presentation of each course was very impressive and it took us about 3 hours to eat, which was nice.
It was $95/person with wine and a very good value IMO.