Monday, September 8, 2008

Adour DC Restaurant |

Adour DC Opening Today!
Adour DC 9.08.08 St. Regis Hotel

Chef phenom Alain Ducasse, born in southwest france, is bringing his latest resto adour to DC. If you've heard ducasse and adour in the same sentence before, you were probably dining at the sister restaurant in new york. The DC version (under the direction of exec chef julien jouhannaud, who's worked with ducasse for almost a decade) promises to be up to par with the its New York sister location. Johuhannaud who's resume includes: Le Louis XV in Monaco, Mix in Las Vegas, and the Harbour Grill in Singapore's Hilton Hotel knows what he is doing in the kitchen.

The location at the St. Regis hotel is just two blocks north of the White House. The hotel features Louis XVI chandeliers and bespoke butlers, so you know its not too stuffy..hehe...

“We are thrilled to welcome Adour to The St. Regis Washington, D.C.,” says Ross Klein, President of Starwood’s Luxury Brands Group. “Our guests are connoisseurs and we love the original approach the restaurant takes in both food and wine.” This what the president had to say about the restaurant opening its DC location.

For something that will make ShadowRoom envious or step up plans to reveal their next phase. Adour will feature Potion, a technology design firm that specializes in interactive installations, has created an interactive wine bar for Alain Ducasse’s new restaurant ‘Adour’ located in the luxurious St. Regis Hotel in NY city.

The 4-seat wine bar is made from gold and bronze and covered in luxurious goat skin. Built-in interactive technology helps wine connoisseurs choose a wine by browsing Adour’s complete wine list by wine type, country, and varietal.

Computer menus are projected from the ceiling onto the bar and customers make their choices by pressing on the bar’s surface with their finger tips. When a person selects a wine, a rosette-shaped image emerges with information about the wine on each of its five petals.

David rockwell's contemporary design highlights original features from the newly restored st. regis, including the landmark ceiling in metallic and dark tones. The restaurant will feature a diverse wine collection which is housed in floor-to-ceiling, temp-controlled vaults anchoring both ends of the dining room. The vaults hold with some 500 bottles in its cellar.

This restaurant is an oenophiles fantasy come true. We recommend trying the veal sweetbread meunière or ragout of Swiss chard. Make sure you save room for the caramelized brioche croutons for dessert.

Utilizing the freshest seasonal ingredients from the best American suppliers, Adour’s menu will feature an elegant cuisine, rich textures and new flavors complemented by a diverse wine collection. The restaurant will be open for both lunch and dinner seven days a week, as well as breakfast.

923 16Th street NW at Kst