Poste Moderne Brasserie in trendy Penn Quarter in Washington, DC has decided to add more Virginia wines to its list. In a kick-off spring Earth Day promotion they served Kluge Estate, Pollak Vineyard, and Thibaut-Jannison Winery selections, all of which were well received.
The restaurant has a strong local focus as Chef Robert Weland does monthly Market-to-Market dinners where guests are taken to the 8th Street Farmers Market on Thursdays to meet the farmers, many of whom are from Virginia, and see how the chef finds product to put together a dinner. Then the diners are served a tasting menu with wine pairings. In the past the pairings were exclusively organic and biodynamic wines. This year the restaurant added Virginia wines to the pairing possibilities in keeping with the chef’s commitment to finding local foods.
Wine consultant Daniel Lobsenz plans to add Fabbioli Cellars Cabernet Franc and Raspberry Merlot dessert wine to the list which includes the Kluge Estate Rose and a New World Red, the Pollak Vineyards‘ Pinot Gris and the Durant Red, Chrysalis Vineyards‘ Norton, and Horton Vineyards‘ Viognier. Lobsenz plans to continue adding Virginia wines.
Hello, Virginia wineries: the DC market appears ready to expand their regional wines. Help them out!