Thursday, March 31, 2016

701 Restaurant Celebrates Its 25th Anniversary in the Nation’s Capital

Caviar anyone? (Photo: Jessica van Dop DeJesus)

From our friends at 701 Restaurant...

A Two-Course Bi-Partisan Lunch Menu and an Anniversary Cocktail Created for Two, Making It Ideal for Toasting, Await Guests at 701 Restaurant

Ashok Bajaj of Knightsbridge Restaurant Group invites guests to join the celebration of 25 years of award-winning service and creative cuisine, with specials featured throughout the months of May and June at 701 Restaurant. For lunch, fans of 701's contemporary continental cuisine can enjoy a two-course “Bi-Partisan” lunch menu priced of $25 per person (tax and gratuity not included) prepared by Executive Chef Benjamin Lambert. One can choose to have an appetizer and entrée or an entrée and dessert. First course options include Watercress Endive Salad with blue cheese and prosciutto; Roasted Beets with rhubarb, labne, and hazelnuts, or the Seasonal Soup of The Day, followed by entrees such as Chicken Two Ways with parsnip purée, chermoula, and chicken jus; Salmon with green garlic posole, pork cracklings, and sofrito, or Cauliflower Shawarma with hummus, yogurt, lavash, and tomato jam. Dessert selections on this special menu include Elderflower Parfait with rhubarb, almond streusel, and coconut, or Canele with chocolate sauce and vanilla ice cream.

From the bar, guests can toast to with an elegant “Champagne & Caviar” cocktail, named for the restaurant’s opening days when a Champagne and caviar lounge was featured within 701. This special cocktail is a riff off on a classic French 75 made with gin, sparkling wine, lemon juice, kiwi syrup, egg white, silver flakes, and garnished with pomegranate "caviar,” pickled green apple, on cherry glass. The silver foil represents the traditional gift of silver when celebrating a 25th anniversary. This exclusive anniversary cocktail is priced at $25 for two (tax and gratuity not included) and is available for lunch and dinner service. Additionally, by popular demand, 701 Restaurant is also continuing its caviar sample with four American varieties paired with a glass of Champagne for $45 per person (tax and gratuity excluded.)

WHEN: Sunday, May 1st through Thursday, June 30th. Bi-Partisan Lunch is served Monday through Friday from 11:30 AM to 3:00 PM.

WHERE: 701 Restaurant is located at 701 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20004; Phone (202) 393-0701;