Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Opening: Edgar Bar and Kitchen

by Amanda Brashears
Capital Cooking Contributor

The Mayflower Renaissance Hotel is set to open Edgar Bar and Kitchen this month, replacing the former Town and Country and Cafe Promenade, by bringing the spirit of the grand bar back and embracing the history of its legendary location.

Named for former FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover, who dined at The Mayflower nearly every working day for over 20 years, Edgar will feature a marble bar, leather banquettes, original 1920's floors, and antique mirrors.  With seating for 166 and a private dining room, this promises to be the perfect spot for a lunch meeting, drinks with friends or dinner with a loved one.

The 24-seat wrap around bar will feature high end liquor with house-made syrups, infused vodkas, aged bourbons and a selection of crafted bitters. Specialty cocktails will include Earl the Pearl, Pom-Blackberry Balsamic Bourbon, Rosemary Citrus-tini, and Bluecoat Cucumber Collins, among others.
The menu will consist of traditional American brasserie cuisine by Executive Chef Andrew Morrison, who is focused on local ingredients and trend-driven flavors. Included on the menu will be Eberly Farm Roasted Chicken, Beer Steamed Blue Hill Mussels, Maryland Crab Cake BLT, and Homemade Meatballs.

Please be sure to order the Homemade Meatballs, because they are the most tender, delicate meatballs you may ever eat. 

Breakfast: every morning starting at 6:30am
Lunch: M-F starting at 11:00am, Saturdays starting at noon
Dinner: every evening starting at 5:00pm
Brunch: Sundays from 12:00pm-3:00pm
Bar menu: every day from 11:00am- midnight

In the spirit of the season Edgar is offering a Christmas Day Champagne Brunch as well as an outstanding New Year's Eve package. The "Toast To New Beginnings" package features
            ·      Deluxe overnight accommodations for Monday, December 31
·      Welcome New Year’s Eve crystal glass amenity set
·      Four-Course à la carte dinner with wine pairings at Edgar Bar & Kitchen
·      After dinner cordial and coffee
·      Premium handcrafted cocktails and a toast at midnight 
·      Breakfast Buffet for two at Edgar on New Year’s Day
·      Complimentary in-room internet
·      Valet Parking

Edgar Bar and Kitchen promises to be a much needed addition to the area, and in anticipation of it's grand opening this month please call ahead to reserve one of their holiday specials. Stay tuned to find out the official opening date and be sure to raise a glass in salute to the memory of the man himself.

1127 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036. For more information please call 202-347-3000 or visit Mayflower Renaissance or Edgar Bar and Kitchen 

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