Posts Tagged ‘Francesco Amodeo’

Vermouth Is Beginning to Have Its Moment in D.C.

Several local bars are beginning to make their own vermouth in-house, and at Nido and the Royal, which both plan to open in the coming weeks, the aperitif will be the focus of their beverage offerings.

D.C. Liqueur Producer Opens Up Distillery for Tours and Tastings

No need to head to the Amalfi Coast to see how limoncello is created. Just a little more than a year after launching, D.C.'s own producer of the liqueur, Don Ciccio & Figli, is opening up its distillery for tours and tastings. Every Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m., beginning May 24,  guests will be able to […]

Azur Axes $40 Cocktail, Revamps Drink Menu

Apparently there is a limit to how much people will pay for a cocktail, and it is somewhere south of $40. Chef Frederik de Pue's new seafood spot Azur opened with a $40 cognac-based cocktail as well as several $20-plus drinks on it initial menu. But shortly after the restaurant's opening a month ago, former Bibiana […]

Be Your Own Bartender

Now that every big chef seems to have his or her own cookware line and branded food product, top mixologists are getting in on the retail game, too. Local booze aficionados are bringing their own bitters, mixers, and garnishes to the masses, while D.C.-made spirits are popping up on liquor-store shelves. While we can’t vouch […]