Fairmont’s Pop-Up Lounge Celebrates the Blossoms

April 1, 2021

Festive, socially distanced tea service is available every Saturday and Sunday in April at 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. on the hotel’s ninth floor.

Wild Thistle Kitchen: Sourdough Pizza Crust


Having a healthy starter on hand means you don’t need to worry about running out of yeast when you make this perfect sourdough pizza crust.

Restaurant and Bar Update: Bourbon Steak and L’Annexe

March 25, 2021

As we continue to navigate the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, here is an appetizing update on two Georgetown favorites.

Wild Thistle Kitchen: Caramelized White Chocolate


A couple of hours at a low temp and several stirs later, white chocolate is totally transformed. It becomes toasty and nutty with distinct caramel flavor.

Wild Thistle Kitchen: Dad’s Slow-Roasted Salmon

March 18, 2021

This recipe is perfect any time of year, and is such a simple weeknight meal. Serve it with some fragrant jasmine rice to soak up all those delicious juices.

Wild Thistle Kitchen: Creamy Bucatini Cacio e Pepe

March 11, 2021

This recipe features two truly iconic products that are always in my kitchen: Grana Padano Cheese and Prosciutto di Parma. In the food world, it just doesn’t get more iconic.

Wild Thistle Kitchen: Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

March 4, 2021

These muffins are so lemony and light, and they have such a wonderful texture. Those little poppy seeds are just so cute. Feel free to add some to the streusel and to the glaze.

Wild Thistle Kitchen: Crispy Smashed Potatoes With Pancetta and Herbs

February 25, 2021

You can use any hearty herb while roasting: bay, rosemary, thyme, oregano or a combination. And you can toss on any soft herb just before serving: chives, parsley, tarragon or dill.

Wild Thistle Kitchen: Easy Soft Pretzels

February 18, 2021

If you start right now, you could have warm pretzels topped with salt or cinnamon sugar coming out of your oven in about two hours!

Clarity: Culinary Tourism

February 12, 2021

Dynamic chef-restaurateur Jonathan Krinn’s spacious, COVID-savvy, Clarity restaurant, located at 442 Maple Ave. East in Vienna, Virginia, serves classically based, modern fare. Choices range from 48-hour sous vide short ribs […]