Monday, August 29, 2016

Red & Blue Plate Specials, Political Cocktails Available at The Grill Room

The Grill Room's Thyme to Decide

From our friends at The Grill Room...

The Grill Room Introduces New Red Plate & Blue Plate Specials and Political Cocktails for Toasting This September

The Grill Roomlocated within the Rosewood Washington, DC at 1050 31st Street, NW is pleased to debut Red Plate & Blue Plate prix fixe lunch specials to coincide with the 2016 presidential election. Beginning Tuesday, September 6th, lunch-goers can select one dish off the featured Red Plate menu or Blue Plate menu along with a choice of a glass of house red or white wine or dessert for $28 per person (tax and gratuity not included.) Frank Ruta, The Grill Room’s executive chef, served at The White House from 1979-1987. During his tenure, he prepared meals for former Presidents Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush. 

Chef Ruta’s Red Plate and Blue Plate specials offer classic dishes from traditionally republican and democratic states.  Featured items off the Red Plate menu include the Chicken Breast “Surryano,” chicken breast Paillard with ham from Surry, Virginia, spƤtzle and a fried hen egg; Texas Style Pulled Pork Sandwich, served on Texas Toast with thick onion rings and coleslaw, as well as Louisiana Gumbo with Cajun potato salad.

Showstoppers off the Blue Plate menu include Crispy Fried Open-Faced Maryland Soft-Shell Crab Sandwich with house mayo, fried spring onion, served with shoestring fries and pickled cabbage; Maine Lobster Salad with roasted and raw heirloom beets, zesty greens and a dressing of horseradish, lime and cumin, as well as Grilled Washington State Salmon with geoduck clam and apple ceviche, served with a shot of coffee. To complete the meal on a sweet note, guests can look forward to house-made desserts courtesy of Pastry Chef Aggie Chin.  Standouts include the Mississippi Mud Pie; Peach Cobbler; Red Velvet Cake and Coconut Cake off the Red Plate menu, and Concord Grape Sorbet; Apple Tart; New York Cheesecake and Boston Cream Pie off the Blue Plate menu. Both menus will be available daily through Tuesday, November 8th, from 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM.

For the perfect pairing, Bartenders Cecilio Silva and Ismael Barreto are crafting three new election-themed cocktails, which will be available at The Grill Room and The Rye Bar throughout the election season. Priced from $14 to $16 each, the Thyme to Decide is made from a combination of gin, honey syrup, lemon juice and blackberries, garnished with a thyme leaf; the Pacific Blue is created with a combination of vodka, lime juice, simple syrup, Luxardo Maraschino liqueur and Blue Curacao, garnished with blueberries and a lemon twist, and The Green Card is made from a combination of mescal, honey, lime and ginger syrup, garnished with a lime wheel and basil leaves. The restaurant will be conducting informal polling weekly to see which cocktail is outselling its lively competitor.

The Grill Room is located within the Rosewood Washington D.C. at 1050 31st Street, NW, Washington, DC 20007. The menu specializes in the preparation of hand-cut, bone-in, artisanal meats and fresh seafood complimented with seasonal produce sourced from Pennsylvania, Southern Maryland and Virginia. The restaurant is open for breakfast daily, from 6:30 AM to 10 AM. Lunch is also served daily, from 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM. Dinner is served Sunday through Thursday, from 5:30 PM to 10 PM, and Friday and Saturday, from 5:30 PM to 10:30 PM. Brunch is served Saturday and Sunday, from 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM. The Grill Room is a 15-minute walk to the Foggy Bottom/GWU Metro Station accessible on the blue, orange and silver lines. For more information or to make reservations please call (202) 617-2424, or visit grill-room.

About Rosewood Washington, DC:
Rosewood Washington, DC is a luxurious urban retreat located in the heart of Georgetown, one of D.C.’s most historic, renowned and picturesque neighborhoods. Conveniently located just steps from many of the city’s cultural attractions, high-end shops, and vibrant restaurants, the hotel is ideal for both business and leisure travelers. The property offers 49 guestrooms and suites featuring contemporary art and comfortable furnishings as well as the state-of-the-art technology and amenities, in addition to several dining options. The Grill Room offers a warm neighborhood dining experience with seasonal menus and views overlooking the C&O Canal, while the adjoining Rye Bar has a cozy, clubby atmosphere and serves one of the city’s finest selections of rare rye whiskeys and craft cocktails. A rooftop lounge features an indoor/outdoor pool and panoramic views over America’s capital city including the iconic Washington Monument.