A chef’s table dinner at Blue Duck Tavern got the tastes of autumn off to a flying start on Oct. 5.
Jean-Claude Plihon, the director of culinary and food & beverage at Park Hyatt Washington, D.C., and Andrew Cleverdon, chef de cuisine of Blue Duck Tavern, showcased their farm-fresh fall menu highlights, in the spirit of the season, with desserts by Pastry Chef Colleen Murphy. During the dinner, also spotlighted was the new Caviar martini and additional new fall cocktails, each highlighting fresh ingredients from autumn’s bounty.
For those planning a Thanksgiving get-together, the restaurant tells us: “For an all-American Thanksgiving celebration in the nation’s capital, award-winning Blue Duck Tavern has the holiday covered. Guests can opt to dine at the restaurant or bring Blue Duck Tavern’s fare home for a more intimate gathering with family and friends.”
“On Thursday, November 23, the restaurant will offer its a la carte breakfast menu from 6:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.,” the restaurant added. “Then, the ‘lunch into dinner’ service will be available from noon until 8 p.m. Guests opting for the Thanksgiving, three-course holiday meal will enjoy Blue Duck Tavern’s inviting ambiance.” Check their website for the menu.
For those opting for some serious take-out, we’ve been informed: “The star of the dinner for Blue Duck Tavern’s take-it-home Thanksgiving is the succulent 12 to 14-pound free-range turkey from Green Circle Farm, accompanied by two freshly baked loaves of bread and six traditional sides from the restaurant’s menu to include ciabatta-chestnut stuffing; roasted green bean & mushroom casserole; butter whipped potatoes; maple glaze yams with black walnut crumble; cranberry-cherry relish and gravy. For the sweet finale, who can resist seasonal apple and pumpkin pies which are both included in the Thanksgiving package.” Orders must be placed by 5 p.m., Nov. 3.
Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, Blue Duck Tavern is located inside Park Hyatt Washington, D.C., at the corner of 24 and M Streets, NW, three blocks east of Georgetown.