Wednesday, June 23, 2004

DINING: Caucus Room Wants You to BYOB

Tom Sietsema seems to be a little bit late reporting the news that the Caucus Room's executive chef Richard Beckel will customize a meal around a bottle of wine that you supply.

From The Washington Post:
Pairing guests' wines with specially designed restaurant fare "creates intimacy between the customer and the chef," says Beckel, who creates three-, four- and five-course dinners for $55, $75 and $85 a person, respectively, on Friday and Saturday nights. Guests are asked to make reservations early in the week, at which time they let the restaurant know which wines they'll be bringing in; Beckel reports back to them by Thursday with menu ideas, making changes as necessary.

Regardless of Sietsema's tardiness on this news, it is good information to pass on if you want to splurge and want Beckel to prepare a one-of-a-kind meal, all with views of the garish eastern facade of the FBI headquarters.

(The Caucus Room, by the way, counts former Republican National Committee chairman and current Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour, top Democratic lobbyist Tom Boggs and Ed Mathias of the Carlyle Group as investors.)

"The Weekly Dish" [The Washington Post]
The Caucus Room


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