Toast on Tuesdays!

Ever noticed how you feel warmer when you’re having a glass of wine or alcholic beverage? It’s not in your mind. It actually does warm the body. What better way to warm the body and the soul than with a wonderful glass of wine at Bistrot Lepic & Wine Bar, the quintessential neighborhood French bistro in upper Georgetown.

Photo by Michael's Associates (UK)

Now every Tuesday evening from 6 to 8 pm at Bistrot Lepic Washingtonians may enjoy complimentary French wine tastings. This special offering is ongoing, and available only in the 20-seat, upstairs Wine Bar, which has a contemporary French-Asian atmosphere complete with wine racks, cork flooring and cube tables with coconut shell inlay.  Wines change weekly and are selected by French-born Cyrille Brenac, Co-Owner and Managing Partner of the restaurant. 

 Tastings on tap for January include: Heidsieck Monopole Blue Top Champagne and Rosé Brut Champagne on December 15th; El Molinet, Do from Valencia, Spain, and 2008 Sauvignon Blanc Quincy, Domaine de Chevilly on December 22nd; Non vintage Vouvray Sparkling, Domaine Champalou, NV Vin du Bugey, Cerdon from Patrick Bottex on December 29th, as well as 2007 Patrick Lessec Bouquet- Cote du Rhone and 2007 le mérites de l’enclave, les vignerons de Visan on January 12th.
 
For those guests who wish to stay for a bite to eat, Executive Chef Simon Ndjiki-Nya features seasonal French fare with menu items ranging from $7 to $25.95.  Winter highlights include Pumpkin Soup with Duck Confit; Endive Salad with Apples, Walnuts and Blue Cheese; Home made Country Pâté with Prunes and Armagnac; Sautéed Sea Scallops with Ginger Broccoli Mousse and Light Ginger Butter, as well as Duck Confit, Lamb, Toulouse Garlic Sausage and Cannellini Bean Stew.  For the perfect ending, an assortment of house-made tarts including Pear, Apple and Double Chocolate with Crème Anglaise are always available with prices ranging from $5.50 to $8 each.
 
Bistrot Lepic & Wine Bar is located at 1736 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20007 in Georgetown. Open daily for lunch (11:30 AM to 2:30 pm) and for dinner Sunday and Monday (5:30 pm to 9:30); Tuesday through Thursday (5:30 pm to 10); Friday and Saturday (5:30 pm to 10:30).  The 20-seat Wine Bar is also open daily from 5:30 PM to 12 Midnight.  For reservations or additional information please call (202) 333-0111 or visit www.bistrotlepic.com.

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One Response

  1. Speaking of champagne, has anybody else noticed what a bargain some of the Spanish Cavas are in comparison to Champagnes and Sparkling Wines?

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