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Round Up: Area Restaurants Announce Cherry Picks
LRA Presents cherry-inspired dishes to complement the
National Cherry Blossom Festival
Washington, DC (March 3, 2010) — As Washington gears up for its signature springtime event, the National Cherry Blossom Festival, area restaurants have announced new dishes and drinks to complement the festival. Cherry Picks, or the cherry-inspired recipes specially created for the festival, will be available at participating restaurants throughout the two-week festival, from March 27 through April 11. Recipes and photographs of each dish are available upon request. For reservations or more information about Cherry Picks, contact any of the participating restaurants below.
50 Massachusetts Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20002 (map)
3-course Cherry Blossom menu (lunch $25.00; dinner $35.00)
o Blossom Salad – A fresh mesclun blend tossed with toasted almonds, red onions, dried cherries, and goat cheese finished in a light blood orange vinaigrette
o Seared Salmon – Laced with a cherry port glaze, the salmon is served atop a bed of sautéed julienned radicchio, leeks, carrots, and sugar snap peas
o Seared Filet Mignon – This lean cut is accented by a cherry port glaze, with a crispy potato cake and sautéed shitake mushrooms, spinach and leeks
o Cherry Apricot Cobbler – Spiced with cinnamon and vanilla, this warm cherry and apricot cobbler is garnished with sweet vanilla ice cream and a candied cherry
o Cherry Mojito ($14.00)- A twist on the classic cocktail, this mojito is cherry -infused
M Bar at Renaissance Washington, DC Dupont Circle Hotel
1143 New Hampshire Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20037 (map)
o Cherries Jubilee ($7.00) – Two “hot” chocolate shortcakes filled with vanilla bean ice cream and soaked in a pool of cherries jubilee
o Pink Passion Fire ($10.00) – A fresh blend of pomegranate and citrus juices, this cocktail also contains a surprising hint of chili
Morton’s The Steakhouse – Downtown DC
1050 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036 (map)
o Cherry Blossom Martini ($13.00) – Originally a prohibition era cocktail named the Mary Pickford, this cocktail is highlighted by Luxardo Marachino Liqueur, a rare liquor made from fermented Marasca Sour Cherries
2275 L Street, NW
Washington, DC 20037
o Smoked Paprika Crusted Muscovy Duck ($28.00) – This savory dish is smothered in a sweet and sour cherry sauce and complemented by almond wild rice and caramelized endive.
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